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Live chat with Rabih Gholam

Over fifteen years in the entertainment industry, Rabih Gholam has developed and produced innovative television programming for major networks and the burgeoning cable market alike.  Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Gholam moved to Tuscon, Arizona when he was four years old.  After studying history at Arizona State University, he moved to Los Angeles, where he was accepted into NBC’s prestigious Page Program.

Starting his career in late night television at NBC, Gholam went on to work for The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn at CBS and, later, Talkshow with Spike Feresten at Fox. Over the next eight years, Rabih produced a string of successful, groundbreaking shows, includingThe Surreal LifeThe Mole, and Whose Line Is It Anyway? Subsequent work as an Executive Producer for MTV resulted in a series of hit shows, most notably the pop culture classic The Hills.

Gholam is currently Senior Vice President at 51 Minds in Los Angeles, where he runs development for the company. 51 Minds is responsible for series such as The X Life, Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby, La La’s Full Court Wedding, Money Hungry and, most recently, CBS’ Same Name. 

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