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Ben Silverman
Founder & CEO, Electus
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The competition heats up as host Alison Sweeney of “The Biggest Looser” tells the final seven players that they will be competing in a pentathlon, and they can only rely on themselves because this week, the game goes to singles. The pentathlon winner gets the popular prize of immunity, while... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Ben Silverman
Former top MTV executives-turned-producers Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley have recently signed with WME. After their split with MTV in 2010, DiSanto and Gateley had been without agency representation. They left the cable network to launch DiGa, an independent production company set up as a partnership with Ben Silverman’s IAC-backed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at Ben Silverman
Written By: Adam Hetrick on Playbill.com Emmy Award-winning producer Ben Silverman, who helped deliver "The Office" and "Ugly Betty" to American audiences, is at work on a new culinary musical series, according to Variety. Titled "The Kitchen Musical," the series centers on a rich girl who graduates from Le Cordon... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at Ben Silverman
Hit mockumentary “The Office,” produced by Ben Silverman, grabbed four Emmy nominations last week. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2011 at Ben Silverman
Rulon Gardner was a contestant on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” produced by Ben Silverman. What many didn’t know, though, is he also was an Olympic champion in wrestling. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Ben Silverman
Former NBC exec and CEO of Electus Ben Silverman contends that “The Office” is “so strong” going into its next season on the air, even without Carell. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2011 at Ben Silverman
Forbes announces “The Entrepreneur Behind The Icon” event to be held in celebration of the Forbes’ 13th annual Celebrity 100 List on June 8th, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PT, at the Drai’s Hollywood. The Forbes Celebrity 100 Event will pay tribute to the entertainment industry’s most influential... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at Ben Silverman
Two years ago, Ben Silverman was asked about the problem with two “Saturday Night Live” types of shows that weren’t fulfilling their expected promise. He explained that there were too many numbers in the titles: “30 Rock and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.” Was the sheer fact that there... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at Ben Silverman
There are mere hours until the start of the final episode of season 7 of “The Office,” also known as “Steve Carell’s Last Episode.” The show has come a long way since Ben Silverman put it into production in 2005, helping grow the series into an Emmy Award-winning comedy. But... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Ben Silverman
Since Ben Silverman sold “The Sheriff” to Spike TV, many of the details concerning the non-scripted show have been under wraps. Now, the network is finally revealing information about the pilot of that show and others, which are all aimed at Spike TV’s core audience, males between the ages of... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Ben Silverman
Ben Silverman made a good decision when he decided that his multimedia production company should partner with CollegeHumor, which is now the No. 1 comedy website on the Internet and No. 9 on YouTube’s list of most subscribed channels. The company’s new CEO, Paul Greenberg, was recently interviewed by Huffington... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at Ben Silverman
For an article about reality TV shows, big networks and advertising dollars, Broadcasting & Cable’s Andrea Morabito reached out to Ben Silverman, the CEO of multimedia product company Electus. In the article, Morabito discussed how many advertisers are still hesitant to put money toward unscripted programming, even though reality TV... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at Ben Silverman
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Details about the reality show Ben Silverman sold to network NBC are finally being released. Silverman developed “Fashion Star” with the success of the Victoria’s Secret lingerie shows in mind, and the fashion reality show will feature a group of aspiring designers competing for the chance to win a contract... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at Ben Silverman
It should be no surprise that Ben Silverman, who was married to Jennifer Cuoco last year in Israel and has often voiced his enthusiasm about international TV business, has opted to take on an Israeli television show, “Blue Natali.” Silverman serves as the CEO of Electus, his multimedia production company... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at Ben Silverman
Call it a cult favorite, if football dramas can be looped into that category. It’s fitting that “Friday Night Lights” fans are as devoted as sports fans, since the show centers around a small Texas town’s high school football team. During his time at NBC, it was Ben Silverman who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at Ben Silverman
NBC renewed "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "Community" for the 2011-12 season last month. "I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively," NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement. "Along with '30 Rock,' they represent... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at Ben Silverman
MIPTV 2011 will present the first Brand of the Year Award on April 5, as part of its two-day Branded Entertainment Summit. The new award will be presented to an international brand for its outstanding contribution to the development and production of brand-related content. A jury made up of leading... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at Ben Silverman
Many people can't figure out how to make a documentary featuring Noam Chomsky and Ben Silverman, but Morgan Spurlock did. In his new film, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, which premiered a couple of weeks ago, already picked up distribution from Sony Pictures Classics. Spurlock has a meeting set with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at Ben Silverman
If your not familiar with the media mogul Rupert Murdoch, you should take an interest in his business. The 79 year old Australian is the 117th richest person in the world with a net worth of $6.2 billion. The reason for this is because he is the founder, Chairman and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2011 at Ben Silverman
A federal judge has issued a tentative ruling shutting down the Walt Disney Co.’s bid to overturn a $319 million jury verdict over profits from Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The decision is not final, and lawyers for Disney and Millionaire producer Celador Intl. were in the Riverside courtroom... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at Ben Silverman
Ben Silverman’s Electus, formed last year following the executive’s much-maligned tenure at NBC, has emerged as a deal-making juggernaut in the online video arena, to the extent that many are crediting him with resuscitating a moribund medium. Over the past 12 months, the IAC-owned company has launched projects with four... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2010 at Ben Silverman
EXCLUSIVE: I hear MTV is finalizing its succession plans in light of the pending departure of the network's president of programming Tony DiSanto. I hear that the bulk of DiSanto's responsibilities will be divided between EVP scripted development David Janollari and EVP MTV Production Chris Linn. Janollari will continue to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2010 at Ben Silverman
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This past Tuesday, November 2, NBC's, "The Biggest Loser," had contestents train like Marines at Camp Pendleton. The contestents had intense hikes with oversized backpacks, rifle exercises and difficult obstacle courses. After these exercises were completed the players met up for one last Marine workout with Bob Harper and Jillian... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2010 at Ben Silverman
Ben Silverman is venturing back to the television world. The former co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and Emmy-winning producer of shows like The Office and Ugly Betty is teaming up with Modern Family's Sofia Vergara to bring a single-camera comedy based on the popular Spanish series Aquí no hay quien viva... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at Ben Silverman
In 2007, America Ferrera won an Emmy for “Ugly Betty” and now will produce “Pedro & Maria,” the MTV show being produced with P&G and Electus, the multimedia studio created by Ben Silverman. Ben Silverman is the former NBC executive and producer of “Ugly Betty.” Ferrera's role will be similar... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at Ben Silverman