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Richard Keith „Rick“ Berman ist ein US-amerikanischer Fernsehproduzent und Drehbuchautor. Bekannt wurde er vor allem als Produzent zahlreicher Star-Trek-Serien und -Filme. Richard Keith „Rick“ Berman (* Dezember in New York City) ist ein US-amerikanischer Fernsehproduzent und Drehbuchautor. Bekannt wurde er vor. RealWorld-Artikel Aus der Perspektive der realen Welt geschrieben. Rick Berman Name bei Geburt. Serien und Filme mit Rick Berman: Cheers · Star Trek – Enterprise · Star Trek – Enterprise · Star Trek – Raumschiff Voyager · Star Trek – Deep Space . Alle Episoden, in denen Rick Berman vor und/oder hinter der Kamera mitgewirkt hat.
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Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D. Berman started a government affairs program, launched his first PAC for Brinker, and worked there until He served as executive vice president of Pillsbury Restaurant Group from to In , he formed Berman and Company.
In , he created the Employment Policies Institute to research entry-level work issues and argue "the importance of minimum wage jobs for the poor and uneducated.
In a document released by The New York Times on October 30, , from a talk Berman gave to the Western Energy Alliance, Berman reassured potential donors about the concern that they might be found out as a supporter of one of his organizations: "We run all of this stuff through nonprofit organizations that are insulated from having to disclose donors.
There is total anonymity. As of May , Berman was the sole owner and executive director of Berman and Company, a for-profit management firm that ran fifteen corporate-funded groups, including the Center for Consumer Freedom.
He has held at least sixteen positions within these interlocking organizations. The American Beverage Institute ABI is a trade association opposed to laws intended to criminalize alcohol consumption, including the push to further lower existing blood-alcohol arrest thresholds.
The Employment Policies Institute EPI is a nonprofit research center opposed to raising the minimum wage, particularly in the labor-intensive restaurant industry.
The CUF website purports that it is the largest online database of labor-union reporting on salaries, budgets, and political spending.
CUF has produced TV ads alleging intimidation by trade unions. The Enterprise Freedom Action Committee is a political action committee.
Evil ,"   and Michael Kranish of the Boston Globe dubbed him a "pioneer" in the "realm of opinion molding.
Labor groups pushing to increase the minimum wage are also taking a tough line against Berman and his clients.
The Restaurant Opportunities Center has taken an aggressive approach in its campaigns against Berman's base of support within the National Restaurant Association and related enterprises.
In a January 4, article, Salon criticized Berman as a propagandist, "a gifted translator of biz-think into the common sense of the millions".
On February 3, , an opinion piece in Guns Magazine passed criticism that Berman received for putting profit over principle was countered with the claim that critics have not "made that case with examples of documented unethical practices, or by refuting anything the man, who decries a government nanny state and endorses personal responsibility, claims.
Berman has responded to such criticism by stating that his groups have acted as "watchdogs who question the motivation, tactics and fundraising efforts of these powerful groups" and that targets "throw mud" instead of "debating the actual issues".
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Debuting with a relatively large audience, Enterprise quickly lost viewer-ship and inspired criticism of both the series and its creators, with fans — and as it turned out after-the-fact by production staffers as well — criticizing alleged violations in established continuity.
With the additional failure of Star Trek Nemesis , at the box office in — hard on the heels of the near equal dismal performance of Star Trek: Insurrection — outspoken critics clamored for the removal of Berman.
Berman's somewhat placating remark, made long after-the-fact, belied however the ferocity with which the outspoken critics pursued their goals.
As it turned out however, Berman had not been too keen on embarking on Enterprise himself for practical reasons, as his former partner Braga divulged in , "Star Trek was wearing out its welcome.
Rick Berman didn't want to make a show so soon but Paramount did. I think it was too soon for another show. It was a quality show, but the ratings weren't really what they should be.
And I don't think the network — the new regime [at UPN] — I don't think they treated the show with the tender loving care that it needed to thrive.
According to Nemececk, the addition of Braga as Berman's equal was an implicit acknowledgement of the latter. Before Her Time: Decommissioning Enterprise.
Berman himself divulged that, in the case of Enterprise , the relationship between UPN and Star Trek , which had been a warm one during the production of Voyager , had by then soured considerably and had taken a turn for the worse: " Our relationship with the network was distant.
And it wasn't embracing and warm and Exemplary of this was, according to Braga, their decree, if the series was to be renewed for a fourth season — the network actually already of a mind not to do so — to get rid of Scott Bakula as Jonathan Archer , which Berman fought tooth and nail, successfully as it turned out.
Nevertheless, while already indicating cancellation with the approach of the end of the third season of Enterprise , so too did Paramount and UPN indicate the apparent end of Rick Berman's tenure as the overseer of Star Trek productions.
Whether or not influenced by the petition and though remaining credited, franchise management indeed virtually relegated both Berman and Braga to the role of figurehead at the end of the third season admitted as such by Braga in  , and their places were de facto filled for, what turned out to be, the last season by Manny Coto and his second man Mike Sussman , under whose tenure much of the perceived continuity violation was redressed, aided by writers such as Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens , who, like them, had an equally thorough understanding of Star Trek lore.
That the series was renewed for a last season was in no small part due to the fact that strong backing was received from an unexpected corner; Scott Bakula has unequivocally cited Garry Hart , the former UPN head and Star Trek supporter, who had just been promoted to another position within the conglomerate, as the driving force behind the renewal, thereby thwarting the cancellation intents of his successor s at UPN.
While the season as a whole was generally well received — though it did not save the series — both Berman and Braga yet again took firmly hold of the reins when it came to producing the last episode, " These Are the Voyages Intended to be "a valentine to all the Star Trek shows", as Braga had coined it,  the well-meant intention was again met with intense criticism, creating yet another violent backlash from production staffers and fans alike, causing Berman to concede years later, " I would have never done it if I had known how people were going to react.
With the end of Enterprise , word came from Berman and Paramount that an eleventh feature was in the works in , with Berman partnering with screenwriter Erik Jendresen on what was tentatively titled Star Trek: The Beginning.
Another prospective collaborator who had been named, was former Paramount Television President Kerry McCluggage , cited by many Star Trek actors and producers as a strong supporter of the franchise during his tenure at the studio, but who had left three years earlier to become a movie producer in his own right.
Speaking with Star Trek Magazine , Berman described his departure:. The role of an executive producer in a motion picture production is by all objective yardsticks not an enviable one, especially not for an ongoing production.
As the highest responsible production manager, which Berman became after first Robert Justman and subsequently Gene Roddenberry left, the executive producer is the intermediate between the highest echelon of studio executives, to whom he is answerable, and his own production staff.
Berman continuously operated in a tension field where the interests of both parties did, all too frequently, not correspond. The studio's primary concerns were the commercial aspects of the production, which can be summed up as "the most humanly possible bang for the least humanly possible buck", whereas his production team's primary interest were the creative aspects of the productions.
It was Berman's job to reconcile these conflicting interests in an everlasting balancing act, meaning that it was also part of his job to frequently say "no" to his creative staff's proposals for budgetary reasons, or as Berman had once put it himself, "The Buck Stops Here".
Essentially, being an executive producer entails being both an chief executive officer as well as being a studio politician. It was maintaining the creative integrity of the productions, which was as equally an important part of the executive producer's responsibility and his team of subordinate producers.
To this end, when conceiving a production, a framework in which the occurrences of a production takes place, is established at the conception of the production by the producers.
In Berman's spin-off television series cases — save for The Next Generation , which had already been done by Roddenberry and Justman — , these documents were even more paramount, as the Original Series already had established a framework, known by heart by television audiences worldwide.
Contrary to what the title of the documents suggested, not only prospective writes and directors had to adhere to the rules, but every subsequent production aspect as well, and it was Berman who, in his role of the primary responsible overseer, had the final say whether or not designs of items like sets, props, visual effects, costumes and the like, met with his interpretation of the framework.
I'm the only person who has been involved in all of it. But then, it was also the executive producer's prerogative to deviate from the rulebook as he saw fit, as has been the case with the Original Series cross-over episodes.
Or their descendants; As much as we love our original cast they are our children, after all , we want our audience's attention centered now on our new characters.
August , p. An appreciative Ronald D. Moore noted on the occasion of the by him written episode " Relics ", " One of the great things about "Relics" is that it wasn't a Scotty show.
It was a concept about an engineer or a captain being caught in a transporter beam that we came upon. I thought we were going to have problems with Mr.
Berman who generally doesn't like to do that gag but oddly enough he was in a good mood that day. Rick has opened up his mind in a lot of ways.
You couldn't make a reference to a character without making major problems. When we brought Sarek onto the show it was like, "My God, we had to march across the street and pay homage.
And we respect them for that, but we're not depending on them anymore, so we don't have to bend over backwards not to mention them. Who do you think you are naming a shuttlecraft after your girlfriend!
Now it was time for me to be impressed. Rick Berman jumped in and set the record straight. Chaffee is one of the Apollo 1 astronauts that died on the pad.
While restrictions due to Berman's "The Buck Stops Here" assessments were generally understood and accepted by his subordinates, it was the creative integrity that frequently caused some professional discord between Berman and his producers and the creative staff.
This was especially true for Star Trek as there was a fairly large percentage of Original Series fans working in the ranks of the creative departments of the spin-off productions — though they had to keep it under wraps due to the " not hiring fans as production staff " studio policy, exactly for these reasons — whose views on Star Trek not always necessarily corresponded with that of the producers.
Moore has confessed that he, before he managed to professionally distance himself from his fan-views, found working on the new The Next Generation show a frustrating experience at first, early in the first season.
Flying Starships , p. Aside from this, Poe also described how production staffers became frequently pressed for time as Berman was consistently late on signing off on executive decisions.
Actually, the latter hardly came as a surprise as that year, , was the one period in time during his entire tenure on the franchise, where Berman had the most on his plate, spreading himself thin by simultaneously overseeing the productions of, aside from Voyager 's first season, that of The Next Generation 's last season, Deep Space Nine 's second season, and the movie Generations as well, with the documentary Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek: The Next Generation to boot.
Sandra Piller, widow of Michael Piller , also hinted at creative tensions, when she commented on the non-publication of her late husband's book Fade In: From Idea to Final Draft on the making of Insurrection , describing it as "brutally honest", " Well, when he first got the go-ahead from the studio to write the book, and he got it signed-off with all the actors and everyone They said, "We can't let the public know what we do here, what goes on behind the scenes!
As Sandra Piller already indicated, it was neither common practice nor considered decent to wash the studio's dirty linen in public, but that changed somewhat with Enterprise , as previously mentioned.
Though commonly made after-the-fact, several creative staffers have made later comments on several internet blogs that pointed at elevated tension levels between producers and creative staffers for this production.
Doug Drexler remarked, regarding his NX class design, that he liked " I'm a " canon " kind of guy. I would have liked to have seen the Daedalus style ship.
You know The producers wanted it to be a saucer because they wanted it "recognizable",  X to which Scenic Artist Geoffrey Mandel added, " Having been around then, I also know that [the NX-class designers] Doug Drexler and John Eaves did exactly what the producers asked them to.
One of the even more outspoken critics afterwards, was yet another Original Series fan production staffer, Foundation Imaging 's Robert Bonchune , who stated on the decision not to use the Klingon D4-class model in " Unexpected ", " We all loved it over at Foundation and our friend Koji built it for free.