Nina Noble and friends accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries for HBO’s The Corner in 2000. She is on far left.
I have major sympathy for Nina Noble. We share a job title (okay, well her title has the fancy ‘Executive’ in front of it) and people are constantly asking me “What does a producer DO?” I imagine she gets the same question. I always like to answer, “I do all the work” and then flash a smile. If Marc is around, I will usually add jokingly, “…and he gets all the glory.” (Fair enough, really, considering he also has to bear the brunt of all the criticism!)
But seriously, Nina Noble had a gigantic job as Executive Producer of The Wire. From convincing the Port of Baltimore to let them shoot scenes on location to keeping track of the hundreds of characters David Simon and the other writers created, it’s a wonder she didn’t burn out long ago. But as she told Marc when she sat down for an interview about the experience of working on The Wire, this is the only job she is suited for.
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David Simon: The Wire Exit Interview from Baltimore City Paper
Bittersweet Work of Wrapping ‘Wire’ from The New York Times
What Does a Producer Do?by Marshall Persinger
Nina Noble from Internet Movie Database