LETTERS TO L.A. LIFE : TARSES UNDER MICROSCOPE.
With all that is stated in the story ``The Rise and Fall of Jamie Tarses'' pertaining to the responsibilities and challenges of being a network entertainment president, I can't help but wonder why anyone would produce the ``constant hum of criticism'' toward Tarses. Especially the agents, studio heads, prominent producers and even employees of the Walt Disney Noun 1. Walt Disney - United States film maker who pioneered animated cartoons and created such characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck; founded Disneyland (1901-1966)
Disney, Walter Elias Disney Co., ABC's parent corporation.
They should understand the stresses and extreme difficulty of the position far better than any other group of people. These members of the entertainment community, her colleagues and the executives above her should have anticipated the future difficulties at ABC ABC
in full American Broadcasting Co.
Major U.S. television network. It began when the expanding national radio network NBC split into the separate Red and Blue networks in 1928. - such as what they would do for an experienced management when Ted Harbert Ted Harbert was in charge of programming for ABC for several years in the 1990's.
He held a similar position for E! Entertainment Television and Style Network until mid-October 2006, when he got promoted to the newly created position of CEO at the Comcast Entertainment left - and taken the necessary steps to avoid potential problems due to her inexperience.
Suggesting the executives at ABC might have foreseen problems for Tarses in management is not saying she is incapable; it is very much the contrary. Tarses still has all of the skills, creativity, talent and ``exacting sense of what an 18- to 49-year-old urbanite ur·ban·ite
A city dweller. would watch'' as before she became the network entertainment president of ABC. Acquiring management skills takes time, it doesn't happen overnight, and no one should expect it to.
ABC hired Tarses for all of her abilities as well as the fresh and youthful market perspective that she has capitalized on so well, but with youth comes amateurishness am·a·teur·ish
Characteristic of an amateur; not professional.
ama·teur , and ABC acquired that too.
Article after article on embattled ABC executive Jamie Tarses Jamie Tarses (born 1964) was head of ABC's entertainment division from 1996 to 1999, the first woman and one of the youngest people to hold such a post in an American broadcast network. She is the daughter of television writer Jay Tarses. insinuates that her troubles are somehow a function of being the proud possessor of a uterus. (I would have said breasts, but have you seen Chris Farley Christopher Crosby Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American actor and comedian.
He was a cast member at Chicago's Second City Theatre and achieved his greatest fame as a cast member on the American sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. lately?)
Well, let's examine some of the charges:
1) overly career driven;
2) doesn't want to show weakness in front of others;
3) hires buddies.
What's next? Ms. Tarses gets accused of leaving the toilet seat up? Oops, hope I didn't give away the next L.A. Life cover headline.