With Barnett as its champion, BBC America was the fastest-growing entertainment network in the first two quarters of 2017. “Planet Earth II” garnered 10 Emmy noms, the network saw 13% growth over the prior year and became a top 5 social media brand across all of ad-supported TV on the wings of dramas like “Orphan Black” and “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.” Not to mention the upcoming next incarnation of “Doctor Who.” Barnett says “slow and messy commitment” is the best way to achieve gender parity in the industry, which needs to “fess up and admit our prejudice around gender—and ethnicity. Then pay attention and learn how to correct for it.”
What is one way the industry can continue to evolve in ridding itself of gender discrimination?
Slow and messy commitment: fess up and admit our prejudice around gender – and ethnicity. Then pay attention and learn how to correct for it.
What famous woman, living or deceased, would you like to have dinner with?
Best advice for relieving stress?
Nature and a dog.