For TV Guide Magazine's first-ever Power Issue, the staff looked at the juggernauts dominating TV, from events to franchises to actors, producers, and other multihyphenates in show business. Here, we take a look at TV's latest Power Task Masters.
Through the decades, vintage TV stars like Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (with their company, Desilu) and Mary Tyler Moore (MTM Enterprises) parlayed their success in front of the camera into even bigger successes behind it. But today, multihyphenate stars who act, write, direct, produce and run thriving companies are no longer the rare exception. With so many broadcast, cable, online and streaming outlets hungry for content, talents such as Mark Duplass (HBO’s Togetherness) are all over the place. “We’re ruthlessly efficient with our time,” Duplass said earlier this year at a TV Guide Magazine–sponsored panel. Here’s who else is pushing maximum efficiency. —Michael Schneider
(Reporting by Aubry D’Arminio, Damian Holbrook, Emily Maas, Gregory E. Miller, RobMoynihan and Ileane Rudolph)