Richard Keith "Rick" Berman (born December 25, 1945 in New York, New York, U.S.) is an American television producer. Events 274 - Roman Emperor Aurelian Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The primary role of a television producer is to control all aspects of production ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking He is most famous for his work as the executive producer of the Star Trek series from Star Trek: The Next Generation onwards and essentially succeeded Gene Roddenberry as the head of the franchise, until the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise in 2005. Star Trek The Next Generation ( STTNG or TNG) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning science fiction television program created by Gene Roddenberry Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry (August 19 1921 &ndash October 24 1991 was an American Screenwriter and producer. Star Trek Enterprise (simply titled Enterprise prior to season three is a Science fiction Television program created by Brannon
Berman graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1967 with a B.A. in speech. From 1977 to 1982, he was the senior producer of The Big Blue Marble for PBS. Big Blue Marble was a half-hour Children's television series that ran from 1974 - 1983 in syndication The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the His work won an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Series. Between 1982 and 1984 he was an independent producer. He worked on various projects, including What on Earth, an informational series for HBO, and The Primal Mind, a one-hour award-winning special for PBS. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the
In 1984, Berman moved from New York City to Los Angeles, where he joined Paramount as director of current programming. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. He oversaw such popular shows as Cheers and MacGyver. Cheers is an American Situation comedy television series that ran eleven seasons from 1982 to 1993 MacGyver is an American Adventure Television series, produced in the United States and Canada, about the laid-back
In 1987, Berman was selected by Gene Roddenberry to help him create Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG). Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry (August 19 1921 &ndash October 24 1991 was an American Screenwriter and producer. Star Trek The Next Generation ( STTNG or TNG) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning science fiction television program created by Gene Roddenberry Initially, he had supervising producer duties shared with Robert H. Justman. Robert Harris "Bob" Justman ( July 13, 1926 – May 28, 2008) worked in Hollywood as a producer director production manager After Justman changed to consulting producer duties, Berman was promoted to co-executive producer. As Roddenberry's health declined, Berman took over more and more of the daily production of the show, and was promoted to executive producer in its third season. Berman wrote the 4th season episode, Brothers, and the 5th season episode, A Matter of Time. " Brothers " is a fourth-season episode of Star Trek The Next Generation, written by Rick Berman. " A Matter of Time " is an episode of Star Trek The Next Generation from the series' fifth season In its final year, The Next Generation became the first ever syndicated television show to be nominated for the Emmy for Best Dramatic Series.
Berman went on to executive produce and co-create Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9) with Michael Piller, Star Trek: Voyager with Piller and Jeri Taylor, and Star Trek: Enterprise with Brannon Braga. Michael Piller ( May 30 1948 – November 1 2005) was a television scriptwriter and producer, who was most famous for Jeri Taylor is a television scriptwriter and producer who is known for her contributions to the Star Trek series Star Trek Enterprise (simply titled Enterprise prior to season three is a Science fiction Television program created by Brannon Brannon Braga (born August 14 1965, in Bozeman, Montana) is an American Television producer and Screenwriter He is also responsible for the production and receives a story credit on the four TNG movies: Generations (1994), First Contact (1996), Insurrection (1998), and Nemesis (2002). Star Trek Generations is a 1994 Science fiction film and the seventh feature film based on the Star Trek science fiction television Star Trek First Contact is a 1996 Science fiction film and the eighth feature film based in the ''Star Trek'' fictional universe Star Trek Insurrection is a 1998 Science fiction feature film the ninth based on the Star Trek television series Star Trek Nemesis ( 2002) is the tenth feature Film based on the Star Trek television series
During his tenure, Berman received criticism for his approach to dramatic musical scoring. Ron Jones, a composer who worked under Berman noted "Ricky Berman always considered music an intrusion, a necessary evil. I now can relate to the poor composers that were brought up before Stalin for being too creative. They were made to apologize for thinking out of the Party line. "
He was initially involved in developing a Star Trek XI movie based on a script written by Erik Jendresen, however when Gail Berman (no relation) took over as president of Paramount Pictures, Jendresen's script was shelved. Star Trek is a Science fiction film directed by J J Abrams and written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Erik Jendresen is an Author as well as a Writer and producer for plays, Television, and Film. Gail Berman (born August 17 1956 is the former president of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company and the former president of Viacom 's Paramount Pictures J. J. Abrams is directing the eleventh Star Trek feature film, which is scheduled for a 2009 release. Jeffrey Jacob "JJ" Abrams (born in 1966 is an American Emmy Award -winning film and Television producer, writer actor composer director Star Trek is a Science fiction film directed by J J Abrams and written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. As he is not involved in the film, and no TV series is in production, Rick Berman has reportedly left Star Trek.