Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz
Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz
Barry Katz
Industry Standard 68: Susanne Daniels
1 hour 37 minutes Posted Oct 28, 2014 at 9:36 pm.
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SUSANNE DANIELS is presently the president of the MTV network. An award winning entertainment executive, Daniels has developed and produced some of the most memorable series on television. She started her career as Lorne Michaels’ assistant at “SNL” and was promoted to manager of development for Michaels’ Broadwayentertainment, where she helped develop the “the kids in the hall” comedy series and the box office smash “Wayne’s World.” she then went on to work at ABC and later served as vice president of comedy for fox television where she shepherded their successful Thursday night comedies “Martin” and “Living Single.”  Daniels then became the president of the WB Network (now the CW)…where she embarked on an incredible run of culture-defining hits including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “felicity,” “angel,” “Smallville” “Gilmore Girls,” “7th Heaven” and “Charmed.” from there Daniels went on to serve as president of lifetime and their movie network, which became the 2 highest-rated women’s cable tv networks during her tenure, where she launched the channels’ highest rated drama series in its history with “army wives,” oversaw the acquisition and re-development of reality hit “project runway,” as well as many Emmy award winning original films. Before assuming the head position at MTV in 2012, Daniels served as a consultant for numerous networks, including Oprah Winfrey’s own network, where she was credited for helping boost their ratings. Daniels is based in la where she resides with her husband, writer-producer-director Greg Daniels (“the Office,” “Parks and Recreation” and “King of the Hill”).
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