Unscripted and Unprepared: A Realscreen Podcast
Jeff Gaspin, Producer and former Chairman of NBCUniversal Entertainment

Jeff Gaspin, Producer and former Chairman of NBCUniversal Entertainment

August 11, 2020

From the creation of Vh1's Behind the Music to Netflix's Rythm + Flow and a LOAD of NBCUniversal stories in between, Jeff Gaspin sits down with Jimmy to relive some of the most prominent moments of his prolific career. Highlights include his contribution to Pop Up Video, what was the view of Donald Trump when The Apprentice was first pitched, how did Biggest Loser come together, what was it like being placed in the middle of Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien during The Tonight Show retooling and did Jeff really request a $200,000 bathroom for his office while running NBC?? Short answer... no.

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Brian Volk-Weiss, Executive Producer, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us & The Movies That Made Us

Brian Volk-Weiss, Executive Producer, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us & The Movies That Made Us

June 8, 2020

Recorded 5/12/20 - Producer/Director Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of The Nacelle Company and Comedy Dynamics joins Jimmy from his very impressive toy collector's room! Brian discusses the business of producing and distributing stand-up comedy specials and the seven year process of how Netflix's The Toys That Made Us came to be as well as its successful spin-off, The Movies That Made Us.

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Jeff Spangler & Rob LaPlante, Co-Presidents of Lighthearted Entertainment

Jeff Spangler & Rob LaPlante, Co-Presidents of Lighthearted Entertainment

April 27, 2020

Are You the One? is undoubtedly one of the most successful reality formats of the modern era and in this episode Jimmy meets two of the brains behind the hit series, Jeff Spangler & Rob LaPlante. The two producers open up about their relationships with Lighthearted's founder Howard Schultz and the legacy he left behind as well as choice stories from both their career paths. But before Jimmy meets Jeff and Rob he invites a close friend on to the show to discuss the ESPN/Netflix documentary series "The Last Dance" all about Michael Jordan and the '97-'98 Chicago Bulls championship season.

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LIVE with Jane Lipsitz & Dan Cutforth of Alfred Street Industries

LIVE with Jane Lipsitz & Dan Cutforth of Alfred Street Industries

February 26, 2020

In front of a live audience at 2020's Realscreen Summit in New Orleans, Jimmy sits down with newly inducted Hall of Famers Jane Lipsitz & Dan Cutforth the founders of Magical Elves and executive producers behind such iconic series as Top Chef, Project Runway, Cold Justice and recent hit series Sugar Rush, Nailed It! and Brain Games. The two discussed the history of their partnership, the inside stories behind the launch of these well known shows and their new venture, Alfred Street Industries.

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2019 in Review with Brian Speiser of APA

2019 in Review with Brian Speiser of APA

February 10, 2020

From the Realscreen Summit in New Orleans Jimmy kicks back with Brian Speiser of APA to discuss the biggest stories and trends in the non-fiction space over the past year and... they hand out their own special awards!

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Tom Forman, CEO, Critical Content Studios

Tom Forman, CEO, Critical Content Studios

December 3, 2019

Unquestionably one of the most prolific producers in the history of reality TV, Tom Forman sits down with Jimmy to go over the "greatest hits" including Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Gigolos, Catfish and many more. The producer talks through his pitching philosophies, how he benefited by coming up in the news world, the wild experience at Relativity and most recently the acquisition of Jenny Daly's T Group into the Critical Content Studios fold.

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Ex-Reality TV Exec, Brant Pinvidic

Ex-Reality TV Exec, Brant Pinvidic

October 7, 2019

Brant Pinvidic sold and executive produced notable series such as Bar Rescue, Extreme Weight Loss and Valley of the Boom. He held major positions at GRB, 3 Ball and TLC, but after a career of working in reality TV Brant decided to take his talents elsewhere and leave the business. Jimmy and him talk about the fears everyone in the reality TV world secretly has and what life is like on the outside. Also... he wrote a book!

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Howard Owens, Founder & Co-CEO, Propagate Content

Howard Owens, Founder & Co-CEO, Propagate Content

September 8, 2019

Howard T. Owens invites Jimmy into his home for a trip down memory lane and offers a high-level perspective from both the buying and selling side. From his early days in the William Morris mail room to the start of Reveille (Biggest Loser, Nashville Star, American Gladiators, MasterChef) to his days running National Geographic (Brain Games, Killing Lincoln, Life Below Zero). Howard is now the Co-CEO of Propagate Content the studio behind Amazon's Lore, Food Network's Chopped and History Channel's In Search Of. 

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Troy Searer, President of NY Post Entertainment

Troy Searer, President of NY Post Entertainment

July 31, 2019

"It's all happening!" Troy Searer joins Jimmy to share some fantastic stories from a diverse career spanning both the scripted and unscripted genres. Starting off in the NBC Saturday Morning program world before going on to produce series like Biggest Loser, Breaking Bonaduce, Shooting Sizemore, The Two Coreys and Manhunt:The Unabomber.

Adam DiVello, Creator of The Hills, Music City & Selling Sunset

Adam DiVello, Creator of The Hills, Music City & Selling Sunset

June 27, 2019

Adam DiVello came into MTV as an assistant and left as the creator of one of the most successful reality franchises of all-time, The Hills! Jimmy and Adam discuss the creation of the show, how much was authentic vs scripted, and the thinking behind that memorable series finale. Plus, Adam talks about recent Done and Done Productions hit series Music City for CMT and Selling Sunset for NETFLIX. 

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