The Most Creative People In Entertainment, 2013

They're pioneers of a new era of braniac TV and the creative thinkers who are artfully finding profit in the music industry—from our Most Creative People 2013 list.

TV's Head Of The Class (Nos. 77-83)

Ben Blacker, No. 83, host of the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast and cocreator of The Thrilling Adventure Hour talks to a panel of TVs top showrunners:

  • 77. VINCE GILLIGAN: Creator, Breaking Bad. The man who saw too much darkness.
  • 78. BRETT BAER; LIZ MERIWETHER, AND DAVE FINKEL: Creator, executive producers; New Girl. The reluctant groupthinkers
  • 79. JAY MARTEL AND IAN ROBERTS: Executive producers, Key & Peele. The strategic riffers.
  • 80. CALLIE KHOURI: Creator, Nashville. The former waitress with a long memory.
  • 81. GRAHAM YOST: Creator, Justified. The nonstop collaborator.
  • 82. HOWARD GORDON: Cocreator, Homeland. The foreign-policy philosopher.

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BRYAN CRANSTON (No. 8)

The actor knows how Breaking Bad ends, and in the first installment of this web-exclusive, extended interview, the actor talks about creating Walter White—and how he'll detox after playing the world's most famous meth chef. Read More.

CONNIE BRITTON (No. 13)

The Nashville Star shares how to tell an empowered, joyful, sexy story. Read more.

KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY AND JORDAN PEELE (No. 18)

“Anyone who’s really utilized collaboration,” says Peele, citing Pixar and the Muppets, “has a philosophy like, ‘Let’s throw it all against the wall and see what sticks.’ That’s how we do it. Read more.

KENDRICK LAMAR (No. 26)

The Compton, California-born-and-bred hip-hop artist wrote a gangster rap album to deconstruct gangster rap. Read more.

ANDY COHEN (No. 75)

The Liveliest Live Wire On Live Television says: "I try to be the same person on my show as I am at any time." Read more.

SCOTT BORCHETTA (No. 88)

To feed his competitive drive, The King Of Music Row finds inspiration outside of music. Read more.

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