Nina Noble, Executive Producer for The Wire, spent the past several years doing all the behind the scenes work that is required for a successful show. She joined Marc to share her stories and experiences from the past few years.
I have major sympathy for Nina Noble. We share a job title (okay, well her title has the fancy ‘Executive’ in front of it) and people are constantly asking me “What does a producer DO?” I imagine she gets the same question. I always like to answer, “I do all the work” and then flash a smile. If Marc is around, I will usually add jokingly, “…and he gets all the glory.” (Fair enough, really, considering he also has to bear the brunt of all the criticism!)
But seriously, Nina Noble had a gigantic job as Executive Producer of The Wire. From convincing the Port of Baltimore to let them shoot scenes on location to keeping track of the hundreds of characters David Simon and the other writers created, it’s a wonder she didn’t burn out long ago. But as she told Marc when she sat down for an interview about the experience of working on The Wire, this is the only job she is suited for.
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