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This Is What Keeps Showtime's President Up at Night

Talent agent Rick Rosen was sitting at home one weekend in the summer of 2010 when he received an unexpected phone call from David Nevins, the new president of CBS Corp.’s premium cable network Showtime.

Nevins was ordering a pilot for a TV show called “Homeland.” In a matter of days, he had read the script Rosen had given him, shared it with CBS Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves and decided to greenlight it.