Title: President, IFCtv, Sundance Channel
Age: Independently rated
Education: College drop out
Social Media Quotient: 10
Why Him? After adding Sundance to his portfolio last year, Shapiro has characteristically kept things creative, pioneering a range of digital and VOD efforts. Sundance’s Sundance Selects series, which launched in late summer, is the first transactional on-demand platform for feature-length docs.
Bluths Go Indie: A fall deal to secure rights to Arrested Development is sure to reap benefits.
Shapiro’s made smart choices so far.
Favorite Food: My wife’s cookies
Drink of Choice: Pabst Blue Ribbon
When I Need to Recharge, I…: Work out.
Last Book Read: Nudge by Richard H. Thaler and Prof. Cass R. Sunstein
Twitter is…: An important new platform, an undefined business model and a wholly over-hyped phenomena; a sound made by a bird or a little girl.
Trait I Most Admire in People: Patience
Three Things I’d Take to a Deserted Island: A picture of my family, a television with a LONG cable and a boat
If I Were a Mad Men Character, I Would be: The other Jew.
Childhood Hero: My grandfather, Jules
Favorite TV Show not on Rainbow: Curb Your Enthusiasm
Favorite Part of My Job: Two words: The people
Best Business Advice Received: Do what you do best, every day.