One of the first pitch meetings Greer Shephard and Michael Robin took after uniting as producing partners in 1998 was with a dynamic young writer who had no produced credits, only a charming spec script dubbed Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn?
The script and the meeting were enough to convince Shephard and Robin. They took Ryan Murphy under wing and embarked on the development and production of the cult-fave WB Network dramedy Popular. That experience set the tone for what would become the Shephard/Robin Co. trademark of recruiting under-the-radar writers and guiding them through the grueling process of making episodic television.
"We think of our company as a trio, and we always have an empty seat at the table for our creator," Shephard says. "We're here to help them fulfill their vision, whatever ...Read more