What he does: Steiner schedules Greenblatt’s meetings and phone calls and manages his day-to-day life while trying to “soak up as much information as possible.” He often listens in on meetings and has access to NBC executives, studio heads, agents, and celebrities. “I’m using it sort of as a paid grad-school experience because I’m learning so much about the industry.”
Most challenging: “Serving another person exclusively. A lot of people graduate from Princeton with the idea that they’re going to be their own boss and be a big-time executive all at once. We’re told so much that we can do anything at Princeton ... but a lot of times [people] forget to mention that you might need to go through a stage to pay your dues.”
Next steps: Steiner said he’s interested in international TV distribution as well as becoming a creative executive — someone who works with writers and producers to develop TV shows. Down the road, “I would love to run a network or a studio or my own production company,” he says.