Manish Shah producer of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mom”, is well known for being a visionary in his profession. As the Huffington Post reports, he’s said to have been the first person in the industry to create his own technology platform that helped him produce an episode per week with quicker turnaround time. More famously, he was also able to successfully lead a show and simultaneously film four other TV series concurrently by using four different small screens rather than one giant one.
Shah’s creativity has not gone unnoticed as he’s amassed many awards and recognitions including being honored with a prestigious Peabody Award for producing The Big Bang Theory and as most acclaimed producer at two separate ceremonies. He’s also been inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame and is an honorary member of the Producers Guild of America.
So, when Shah takes to Reddit this week, he’s in for a big surprise as he’s being bombarded with questions and compliments from fans via user comments. Shah seems to be unaware at first that people are asking him questions and having such raving reviews about his shows, but once people explain what they think, his eyes light up like a kid in a candy store who has just seen his treat.
1. He’s A Genius
Shah has produced award-winning shows that have garnered critical acclaim and critical acclaim, so he probably deserves all the accolades he gets, but it’s always nice to know that people can appreciate what you do. And being able to produce a TV series four times faster by using a different screen than the one you normally use is pretty impressive. It seems like Shah is a genius!
2. He’s Not Afraid To Innovate
A lot of television producers wait for the “Big Idea” in order to come up with new ideas. Shah doesn’t seem to be one of those people. He’s more likely to find a way to make an idea happen rather than just wait for the “Big Idea”. He’s been referred to as an “Idea Man”.
3. He’s The Reason That “Mom” Is As Good As It Is
Despite being famous for his ability to produce a successful television series, Shah is also known for being able to improve what he produces and find new ways of doing things. In the case of The Big Bang Theory, Shah wasn’t just the producer, but he was also the showrunner and executive producer too. His job was not just producing a TV series but also maintaining it as well as building on it.
When he was producing the series Mom, he was able to develop it without any problems and then he signed on as the executive producer as well. The show’s success can largely be credited to him.
4. He Can See Things In Your Work That You Can’t See Yourself
A lot of producers know what they want in a TV series but don’t always know how to get it. Shah at least makes an effort to find out what you’re trying to say and then tries to give you what you need so that you can do your best work. In this sense, Shah also knows how to nurture creativity and help foster growth in others’ minds and ideas.
5. He Knows How To Be Creative
You might not always have the same vision as Shah, but you can learn a lot from him and his creative mind. And when you do, that would mean that you’d have been able to outshine others’ visions too because you have the ability to do your best work so much more than everyone else because you’re thinking of new ways to create something unique. That’s what Shah is trying to teach us through Reddit AMA – don’t be afraid to innovate and be creative in order to make things happen for yourself and for others. That’s what he does and that’s what we need as people who are in this field of work as well.
6. He Knows How To Stay Grounded
Shah has a lot of awards stacked in his cabinet and he is constantly being recognized for his work, but he still stays grounded and humble. He doesn’t get wrapped up in other people’s accolades. He’s got more important things to think about as it relates to his work and his family as well. It’s a good thing that Shah knows how to be humble and stay grounded because it means that he has a good head on his shoulders and that he knows what it takes to make things happen.
7. He Knows How To Get Creative With Marketing
One of the things Shah is most famous for is being able to get creative with marketing. He’s a master at it. The idea of coming up with your own technology platform and then using it to deliver content four times faster than you normally would have is what has allowed him to put out an episode of television per week while filming it. And beyond that, he’s able to make people think creatively about other things that they can do and achieve just like he has done.