It's all about tuning out the noise, tuning out all the stuff that simply doesn't move the game forward - the doubt, the personal agendas, the often deafening fear of judgment and the need to please - so that you can ultimately get to that place of quiet, of calm, where you can focus on what really matters.
This is the person you think is your antagonist, who ends up being your greatest ally: the person who pushes, criticizes, and challenges you to meet a standard of excellence you might not otherwise achieve.
'Glory' pays tribute to honorable men who faced unimaginable discrimination even as they fought to preserve basic human rights.
With 'Battlestar Galactica,' we had such resistance from the fan base to changing it. The upshot was, we ultimately won them over.
The biggest challenge to thriving in the marketplace is identifying the strategic moves that will keep us ahead of the competition.
The biggest mistake to me is complacency.
I think reading a room - reading the personalities, reading body language - is kind of a lost art.
Getting to a 1 rating in households is a sign that we're building momentum. It gives us bragging rights.
Exterior shots showing blue skies add a levity and brightness to each show.
There were a lot of misperceptions that Sci Fi was for men: that it was for young men, and that it was for geeky young men. We had to broaden the channel to change the misconceptions of the genre.
Hope is a key ingredient in what drives creativity - the hope of bringing to life what exists in the imagination, of transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary - so it's completely logical that Hollywood is the entertainment capital of the world. It's full of people bursting with the desire to make the world laugh, cry, think.
'Stargate SG-1' is one of Sci Fi's sure-fire hits. It's got one of the best ensemble casts on television and one of the best production teams as well.
I'm a chick. I like shopping.
I'm very lucky that my husband is a true partner in child-rearing. If I get home late, he gets home early or vice-versa. I travel more, and he's able to spell me when I'm gone.
Being complacent was never going to teach us anything.
Women have an instinct for what the market is. We have tremendous insight in terms of understanding products and consumerism.
My mother was a full-time mom, and Dad started his own business. He was a mini-American dream story. Came from Russia at age 4, started his own pen business in Brooklyn. The company isn't around now, but he created his own healthy little world, leaving a decent legacy. My dad taught at Cooper Union but was never fully graduated himself.
I basically hit the deck running as soon as I wake up and don't turn my brain off till long after the lights are out.
As a working woman at the height of my career, I know age has only enhanced my professional and personal abilities. It has brought a sense of calm to the drive for success.
E! has the possibility of growing exponentially, and yes, I believe it could be a top 10 network.