September 29, 2008

Master of Fantasy - Rob Tapert

TV Week has a great article about Rob and his new show Legend of the Seeker:

Master of Fantasy: Rob Tapert

Rob Tapert, executive producer of ABC Studios’ syndicated series “Legend of the Seeker,” is returning to the syndie market after several years of being frustrated with the business.
Mr. Tapert, along with his partner, director Sam Raimi, produced notable fantasy first-run syndication staples including “Xena: Warrior Princess” and “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.”After “Xena” wrapped in 2001 (racking up 134 episodes in the process), Mr. Tapert said the syndie market wasn’t what it had been.

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September 18, 2008

Rob Producing The Subsitute

Hollywood Reporter 18 September 2008

Mandate eyes Danish duo
Acquires remake rights to 'Substitute,' 'Love'

Mandate Pictures is going Danish.The production banner has acquired remake rights to a pair of films from Danish helmer Ole Bornedal -- "The Substitute" and this year's Sundance buzz film "Just Another Love Story.""The Substitute" has been set up at Columbia and is being developed separately from the main Mandate slate, under Ghost House Pictures, the genre label Mandate runs in concert with Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. Raimi and Tapert will produce and Josh Donen, Nathan Kahane, Bornedal and Michael Obel will exec produce. Andrea Giannetti is overseeing for Columbia....

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Support Marissa Members of the AUSXIP Talking Xena message forum submitted questions for Rob and they were sent to him. Rob graciously agreed to answer the majority of the questions which were fantastic and very informative, humorous and very enlightening. It's not often you get such an indepth interview from a Holllywood producer. Sit back and enjoy one of the best interviews with Rob Tapert.

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