Have you ever wanted to know how everything works behind-the-scenes of the TV industry? Well, Gareth Cliff talks to Valerie Schaer who is NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution’s Executive Vice President. Schaer looks back at her career filled with many successes and lots of lessons learned. Find out what she thought of working closely with the likes of media mogul Oprah Winfrey and the dream programme she’s working on too.
Valerie Schaer – Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution is responsible for development of original programming, marketing and public relations with a long history of being the behind-the-scenes of some of our favourite shows – The View, All My Children, General Hospital, Crossing Over and The Steve Harvey Show – just to name a few.
Previously Val served as Executive Vice President of Creative Development at Oprah’s Harpo Productions and was also Supervising Producer of the documentary feature film following the first graduating class of Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls.
Val is currently working with Harry Connick, Jr, (currently a judge on American Idol), and is an integral part in the development and production of Harry, debuting later this year.