In addition to a career in medicine, Dr. Neal Baer has been an executive producer of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and now “A Gifted Man,” both television shows set in New York City. A major challenge of his job is finding shoot locations in the city that fit the script. Here are a few things he’s learned during his career overseeing large-scale television productions in and around New York.
Singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte reveals his favorite jazz club and one musician whom he’s excited to see perform.
Independent filmmaker and musician Melvin Van Peebles shares an experience on the streets of New York that inspired his song “Love, That’s America.” Forty years later, that song was co-opted by the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Between “Portlandia” and his tenth season as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live,” Fred Armisen doesn’t have a lot of spare time. When he does get out to see a live music show, there’s one Brooklyn-based act that he’s likely to follow anywhere.
When Fred Willard was living in New York in the 1970s, he attended a producer’s party at The Dakota on Central Park West. “I just remember saying to my wife: ‘Wow, what a weird place.'”