Episode Twenty Four | Part Two: Eric Tannenbaum

Episode Information

This is the conclusion of David’s conversation with Eric Tannenbaum, the founder of The Tannenbaum Company, on this episode of Sustainable Leadership & Disruptive Growth. Eric has been a legend in the entertainment industry, producing some of the most iconic and beloved shows on television, such as “Two and a Half Men,” “Mad About You,” and “The King of Queens.”  Eric has told us his inspiring story of how he rose from a comedy writer to a top executive and shared with us his wisdom on how to create quality and original content, how to adapt to the changing market and consumer preferences, and how to lead with authenticity and courage. In this last segment, Eric busts some of the myths and stereotypes of show business and tells us which of his many hit shows he is most proud of. You might be surprised by his answer, so don’t miss this thrilling and enlightening conclusion.

About Eric Tannenbaum: Eric is an executive producer and founder of The Tannenbaum Company, which currently produces ABC’s HOME ECONOMICS with Topher Grace and Apple’s critically acclaimed ACAPULCO. Recent credits include NBC’s ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST and its Emmy nominated holiday movie spin-off ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY CHRISTMAS, TBS’s THE LAST OG starring Tracy Morgan, multiple Emmy nominated TWO AND A HALF MEN, THE ODD COUPLE, and YOUNG AND HUNGRY.

Mr. Tannenbaum was the former chairman and CEO of Artists Television Group. In its first year, ATG delivered six broadcast shows on four networks. Prior to founding ATG, Tannenbaum served as president of Columbia TriStar Television. During his tenure, the studio produced such hits as “Mad About You,” “Party of Five,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “The Nanny” and “The King of Queens.” Previously, Tannenbaum was executive vice president of New World Television