Dean Valentine

former CEO, UPN Network


Founder and head of Symbolic Action, a media investment firm, focused on the convergence of content and technology; former President and CEO of the now defunct United Paramount Network and former President of Disney TV and Animation; board member of the Hammer Museum and former board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art; well-known contemporary art collector who's consulted with Bravo for the LA casting call for it's new TV show, Work of Art


Dean Valentine on KCRW

Legend Rona Barrett; Hollywood's Murky Morals

from The Business

The Writers' Strike: Bad News for Network TV

from The Business

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Edward Goldman talks about American cultural experiences that inspired him as a young boy in Russia.

from Art Talk

This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I get super technical and talk about flywheels, which are those things on wheely machine parts which make it go whoosh, whoosh. See?

from Martini Shot

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp talks the lively exchange among artists and dealers between L.A. and San Francisco

from Art Talk

Writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge talks comedy in everyday life in Season 2 of "Fleabag".

from The Treatment

Laila Lalami’s The Other Americans is a polyphonic novel about social class and identity, with a revelation in every chapter.

from Bookworm

Samuel Beckett’s plays can be really tricky. They are conceptually so full and simultaneously so maddeningly empty. It’s that emptiness that’s the key.

from Opening the Curtain

A week after TV writer Liz Feldman lost a family member unexpectedly and found out her fertility treatment had failed again, she took a meeting with some producers, having been told…

from The Business

Comedian Seth Meyers talks journey from "Weekend Update" to daily update in "Late Night with Seth Meyers".

from The Treatment

In the early ‘80s, two teenage siblings in London recorded an album that fused Pakistani pop and British New Wave. It became a perfect harmony of the two worlds they lived in.

from Lost Notes