Why Him? As one of the television industry’s most trusted executives, Blank has led Showtime to its highest growth in all of premium quarter after quarter. SNI—comprising Showtime, The Movie Channel and Flix—has more than 76.7 million subscribers. Digital streaming of Showtime original series as well as increases in rates and subscriptions have helped drive revenue growth to parent CBS Corp., another feather in Blank’s cap. An in-demand speaker, Blank frequently delivers speeches and keynotes on behalf of the cable industry. In addition, he serves as a trustee and adviser on a number of major cable organizations.
Apple or Samsung: Apple
My new year’s resolution for 2014 will be… to lie about my age.
Film fest or music festival? Film fest
The other subject I wish I’d picked for my college major: Creative writing
Favorite decade: This one
The movie that should never be remade: John Carter
If I could tell my 21-year-old self something today, it would be… be fearless. ?