Kent W. Rees
Title: GM, Pivot TV
Years in Cable: 19
Education: BFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Don’t be a jerk.
Rees has only been on the job a short time, but he’s already making waves and helping to put Pivot on the map. With a growing slate that already included noteworthy shows such as “Hit Record on TV” and “Please Like Me,” Rees has taken this fledgling network to new heights with “Fortitude,” a critically acclaimed thriller set in a fictional arctic town where an ancient discovery leads residents to some dark places. Rees is of course no stranger to cultivating hits: He helped launch hit reality series “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” on ABC.
The day we get multiplatform measurement is the day I… say there’s the proof that niche brands matter more than ever.
I wish Congress would just… embrace third-party politics to smash the deadlock.
Favorite vacation spot: The Palm Springs
Desert island album: Bringing It All Back Home by Bob Dylan
Favorite TV show as a kid: “Futurama”
The last time I had a good laugh was… in the last five minutes with my funny, funny kids.
My favorite business/motivational book: The Myth Of Sissyphu by Albert Camus