Power Showrunners: 'Veep's' David Mandel, 'Black-ish's' Kenya Barris, More Reveal Whose Job They'd Want for One Day

8:30 AM 10/13/2016

by THR Staff

Barris picks Lorne Michaels ("'SNL' has always been my dream job"), while Adam G. Goldberg chooses the Duffer Brothers (who hold all of the 'Stranger Things' spoilers).

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  • David Mandel's Pick: Dan Weiss

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    "I could run Game of Thrones and stare into his partner David Benioff's beautiful eyes all day."

  • Kenya Barris' Pick: Lorne Michaels

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    "Saturday Night Live has always been my dream job, and to get to do it for one episode would be everything for me."

  • Ilene Chaiken's Pick: Jill Soloway

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    "What I covet most of all is Jill's sense of mission [on Transparent]. The best reason to make television, to make art, to make anything … is with the hope of changing the world for the better."

  • Chuck Lorre's Pick: Vince Gilligan

    "But only for a day because I don't want to f— up Better Call Saul."

  • Melissa Rosenberg's Pick: Scott Gimple

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    "I'd love to write for those actors on The Walking Dead and their incredibly rich characters … and, I mean, zombies."

  • Adam F. Goldberg's Pick: The Duffer Brothers

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    "Just so I could see what's planned for season two of Stranger Things."

  • Nahnatchka Khan's Pick: David Farr

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    "I'd know what it feels like to shoot in the most beautiful locations in the world [for The Night Manager] … only to have people ask me if Taylor Swift ever came to set."

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