The World According to Boyar

Episode 8 - David Alpert, Executive Producer of The Walking Dead, CEO of Skybound Entertainment on creative control and the competitive content providers

December 25, 2018 The Boyar Value Group/ David Alpert Season 1 Episode 8
The World According to Boyar
Episode 8 - David Alpert, Executive Producer of The Walking Dead, CEO of Skybound Entertainment on creative control and the competitive content providers
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The World According to Boyar
Episode 8 - David Alpert, Executive Producer of The Walking Dead, CEO of Skybound Entertainment on creative control and the competitive content providers
Dec 25, 2018 Season 1 Episode 8
The Boyar Value Group/ David Alpert

The interview discusses: How David and Robert Kirkman took the Walking Dead comic book series and turned it into the most watched show in cable television history. What it means to sell a television show to a network in terms of both economics and creative control. The actual role of a television and film producer. What David and Robert did (that had never been done before) that helped turn The Walking Dead into an international sensation. What it means that Skybound signed a “First Look” deal with Amazon. David’s view on whether the current level of spending on content by companies like Amazon and Netflix are sustainable (and whether he believes they make economic sense). David’s thoughts on the competitive position of content providers like Disney. What low-tech form of entertainment is making a huge comeback and how Skybound is profiting from it in a major way.

Biography:

David Alpert. David Alpert is CEO of Skybound Entertainment, founded alongside longtime collaborator Robert Kirkman. Alpert is a prolific producer, with television credits including The Walking Dead and its companion series Fear The Walking Dead, Outcast, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

Show Notes

The interview discusses: How David and Robert Kirkman took the Walking Dead comic book series and turned it into the most watched show in cable television history. What it means to sell a television show to a network in terms of both economics and creative control. The actual role of a television and film producer. What David and Robert did (that had never been done before) that helped turn The Walking Dead into an international sensation. What it means that Skybound signed a “First Look” deal with Amazon. David’s view on whether the current level of spending on content by companies like Amazon and Netflix are sustainable (and whether he believes they make economic sense). David’s thoughts on the competitive position of content providers like Disney. What low-tech form of entertainment is making a huge comeback and how Skybound is profiting from it in a major way.

Biography:

David Alpert. David Alpert is CEO of Skybound Entertainment, founded alongside longtime collaborator Robert Kirkman. Alpert is a prolific producer, with television credits including The Walking Dead and its companion series Fear The Walking Dead, Outcast, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.