3 top resolutions for the new year

Fenton Bailey, Managing Director, World of Wonder [us]
January 1, 2008

Fenton Bailey
Managing Director, World of Wonder [US]

My new year’s resolutions are to stop fiddling around on Facebook; The 4-Hour Workweek: I’ve read the book, now I want to live it; and to come up with a really good idea for a kids’ TV show.

Danny Fenton
Managing Director, Zig Zag Productions [UK]

I plan to plan more. You’re never going to achieve your goals for 2008 without a route map, are you? I plan to work harder in pursuit of that Holy Grail international hit idea, and if I don’t come up with it I’ll have to work a little harder. I plan not to work so hard that I don’t get to relax and spend quality time with my family. It’s only TV after all… but I like it!

Chantal Rutherford Browne
Head of Programming, Mediaedge [UK]

For me, 2008 is going to be all about being kinder to myself and others. My waist isn’t as small as it should be, my spending – like a slightly lumpy panty girdle – never quite gets under control, and as for my smoking, let’s just say that goes up in smoke every January. So my first resolution is to stop obsessing about self-improvement. Second resolution: to make the world a better place. I will turn off all unnecessary lights at home and recycle more (especially all those dreadful self-help books). Finally, I will stop criticizing other women. I will no longer laugh at the ridiculous antics of Britney Spears (but will send her a book on parenting skills), and I will not mock Paris Hilton’s criminal record, which has more bookings than one of her hotels.

Rob Sharenow
Senior vp, A&E Network [US]

First, I resolve to develop some new non-fiction franchises to go along with our current stable of Intervention, First 48, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Criss Angel Mindfreak and Paranormal State (sorry – I know that was a shameless plug for the network). Second, I resolve to shamelessly plug the network more often. Third, I resolve to eat less beef jerky. (That one may be the toughest.)

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.