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Rod Perth
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Rod Perth was an Executive Producer on Farscape.

Perth was hired by CBS Television right out of college and quickly rose through the ranks, starting in the mailroom and eventually become Station Manager of WBBM-TV between 1986 and 1989. He was later promoted to Senior Vice-President Late Night and Non-Network Programs for CBS in Los Angeles. Between 1991 and 1993, he was partly responsible for attracting David Letterman to CBS.

In 1994, he became the President of Entertainment at USA Networks, and led programming efforts for both USA Network and Sci-Fi Channel while there. During that time, he was one of the main people involved in the original decision to purchase the Farscape pilot (then known as Space Chase). In June 1998, he left USA Networks and became president of the Jim Henson Company in April 1999, and resigned his post in July 2000. While president of the company, he was listed as an executive producer on the Farscape production for the second season. Soon after leaving Henson, he began working on the concept that would, in late 2006, launch as ReelzChannel, and was the President of Television there until 2008.

Since May 2012, he has been President and CEO of NATPE.

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As Executive Producer.

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