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Power to the People: Elisabeth Holm

For a producer, Elisabeth Holm is in an advantageous place. After spending three years as head of Kickstarter’s film team, Holm left her enviable gig of helping filmmakers find financial backing for their projects to do the same for her own.

Make it Weird: Oren Brimer on Producing 'The Pete Holmes Show'

Pete Holmes isn’t afraid to freely quote his therapist, get personal about his divorce, or wax on about losing his virginity, and he encourages guests to do the same. Holmes, who originally gained a cult audience through both his stand-up and blisteringly honest podcast, currently helms TBSThe Pete Holmes Show, which carries his trademark brand of comedy rooted in sincerity.

NBC on a Talent Search for Funny People with Comedy Playground

At a press conference in Pasadena, Calif., NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke announced “NBC Comedy Playground,” a talent-search initiative to find the next class of fresh comedic voices. Offering a broadcast commitment to the winners for summer 2015, NBC will invite aspiring comedy writers to pitch their ideas to a an all-star panel.

Dina Hillier: Developing Network Comedies

Dina Hillier’s career started where her internship with Sony Pictures Television ended … or rather, didn’t end. After interning in the current programming department during her last semester in college, Hillier knew she wanted a job with Sony, so she refused to leave.

When my semester was over, I just kept showing up,” Hillier says. “I just kept coming in and just waited until something opened.”

Event Horizon: Charlie Jennings on Building Bonnaroo

As rock-hungry fans are fine-tuning their Bonnaroo concert schedules, Charlie Jennings is sweating the small and not-so-small stuff. While mired in logistics ranging from artist accommodations to toilet placement, Jennings and the rest of the operations team at the Knoxville, Tennessee-based production company AC Entertainment and their partners Superfly Presents were doing their yearly scramble to ensure that the estimated 80,000 Bonnaroo patrons have a safe, happy, and rock-filled weekend.

Laugh Factory: Michael Schaubach

CollegeHumor’s goal may be to tickle your funny bone, but in the editing room, it’s anything but fun and games. Churning out between five and 12 videos per week, the comedy megabrand’s site brings in more than 15 million unique users every month, while its original material garners more than 100 million monthly views.

Laugh Track: Laurie Kilmartin

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling dominate prime time comedy, but the late night circuit is still a man’s world.