“We want the very good and the bad.” That’s what American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said this afternoon is the core of the competition show.
“It’s the bland people in the middle we want to get rid of.” Variety, drama, comedy and reality TV all came together on the Produced By Conference’s Mega-Producers panel moderated by CAA TV agent Rob Kenneally.
Grey’s Anatomy’s Shonda Rhimes, Cougar Town’s Bill Lawrence and Jersey Shore’s SallyAnn Salsano joined Lythgoe.
Although their genres differ, each member of the panel seemed to have pretty much the same approach to their job.
“You are putting out fires every day,” said Rhimes.
“I guarantee you that everyone up here has failed more than you can imagine,” Lawrence pointed out.
“I think we all have a fear of failure,” Salsano confessed.
“Success or failure,” lamented Lythgoe, “you’re always fighting.”The fear factor aside, the panel also agreed organization was crucial to running the multiple shows each runs.
“It’s all about being organized,” said Rhimes.
“Wherever I am, that’s where I am going to be.” Salsano echoed the organization sentiment but said reality has different demands ...... See Complete Article @ Deadline Hollywood