Bloomberg Media Moguls

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season

Bloomberg Media Moguls is a television series that highlights well known media personalities, and their impact and influence on media and culture. It highlights ways in which the industry has been changed because of them, as well as the influence made on society and culture. It also highlights how individuals, well known in media, who changed the landscape of media, influencing and paved the way for others who came after them. Some of the moguls highlighted have been John Stewart, Richard Branson, J.K. Rawlings, as well as musicians, such as Jay-Z. The show highlights how the work of entrepreneurs, singers, writers, musicians and entertainers have been influenced by media greats.

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J.K. Rowling
5. J.K. Rowling
June 1, 2013
Joanne Rowling, creator of Harry Potter, is the best selling fiction writer of all time. The first author to become a billionaire from her work, her imaginative tales of a boy wizard have generated the most popular and profitable series of books and movies ever produced, and caused hundreds of millions of kids to rediscover reading in an age of texting and Twitter. From her working-class roots in rural England, she endured poverty, her mother's untimely death, a broken marriage, and single motherhood, until the entire Harry Potter saga struck her one day like a bolt from the blue. After writing the first book in a café while on welfare, and being turned down by twelve publishers, Rowling would create a franchise that rewrote the rules of how children's books were marketed. Through seven record-setting novels, a series of hit movies over which she's had unprecedented influence, a theme park, and countless Harry Potter products, J.K. Rowling has doggedly maintained the integrity of her vision, to the benefit of herself and fans around the world. Bloomberg Game Changers includes an interview with Tanya Seghatchian, the producer who found Harry Potter for Warner Bros., persuaded Rowling to approve a movie deal, and who worked personally with Rowling on the early films. Additional interviews include Michael Jacobs, VP of the American publisher who turned the marketing of Harry Potter books into blockbuster events, Melissa Anelli, webmistress of the popular Leaky Cauldron fan site, and Jim Dale, Rowling's choice of narrator for the American audio books.
Rupert Murdoch
4. Rupert Murdoch
August 15, 2013
Bloomberg Game Changers profiles News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch who created a global media empire worth more than $30 billion. As Chairman of News Corp, the Australian born Rupert Murdoch runs a global empire that includes newspapers, magazines, a movie studio, television stations, satellite operations, a publishing house and digital media platforms.
Richard Branson
3. Richard Branson
January 30, 2013
Before the current crop of internet-driven twenty-something billionaires, there was Richard Branson. The hippie entrepreneur built a branding empire around the 60s valies of adventure and fun. From Virgin Records to Virgin Airlines to Virgin Galactic, he took the power and possibilities of branding to new heights. In the process, he reinvented the role of the entrepreneur becoming his own best pitchman and turning himself into a living symbol of the Virgin brand. along the way, Branson brought adventure back into venture capitalism, literally, risking his life as he tried to set sailing and ballooning records around the world. The free publicity turned Virgin into a household name, and an entrepreneurial colossus. Over 300 products and services currently carry the Virgin name. Today, Branson continues to stretch the brand, with new ventures aimed at putting tourists in space, scientists on the ocean floor, and bio-fuels in jets and planes. Bloomberg Game Changers features an exclusive interview with Branson.
Jay-Z
2. Jay-Z
January 14, 2013
His rise to global fame and fortune is even more inspiring when one takes into account the awesome obstacles he has had to overcome. Through interviews with friends, former colleagues and business associates, Bloomberg Game Changers follows his meteoric rise from the projects to business success, highlighting the unorthodox business style and entrepreneurial instincts that contribute to his creative genius. This 30 minute profile reveals the many layers and complexities that go to make Jay-Z -the Hip Hop cash king.
Jon Stewart
1. Jon Stewart
October 21, 2010
Bloomberg Game Changers profiles Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, now Jon Stewart, from his New Jersey boyhood through the standard struggle of the stand-up comedian - part time jobs and late night gigs at New York's comedy clubs. It will shine a spotlight on his early television shows and movies, including rare video from his early career, to show his transformation into the dominant American commentator of our time.
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Bloomberg Media Moguls is a television series that highlights well known media personalities, and their impact and influence on media and culture. It highlights ways in which the industry has been changed because of them, as well as the influence made on society and culture. It also highlights how individuals, well known in media, who changed the landscape of media, influencing and paved the way for others who came after them. Some of the moguls highlighted have been John Stewart, Richard Branson, J.K. Rawlings, as well as musicians, such as Jay-Z. The show highlights how the work of entrepreneurs, singers, writers, musicians and entertainers have been influenced by media greats.

  • Premiere Date
    October 21, 2010