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And in His Spare Time

December 9, 2007 9:00 PM

Apparently, reinvigorating and relaunching Ovation TV to a national audience this year was not enough to fully engage the mind of Ovation CEO Charles Segars. His TV track record includes executive stops at Fine Living Network, DreamWorks SKG and CBS. He’s also a start-up kind of guy. He founded Sparkler Entertainment, a media investment, advisory and production company that has a first look film deal at Walt Disney Co. And don’t forget Mr. Segars’ CountingDown.com, the movie fan site that was sold to DreamWorks and Vulcan Ventures. Speaking of movies, he plumbed his deep interest in history to write and executive-produce the 2004 hit "National Treasure." Those who pay attention to the credits when the sequel debuts will see him listed as a producer of "National Treasure: Book of Secrets." He’s already at work on the third installment of the franchise. And somehow, he still finds time to play a real-life hero as a weekend deputy sheriff in areas of Los Angeles, where the grit is not a special effect. Mr. Segars may not have to work, but he clearly has a deep need to do so.
—Michele Greppi


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