Reinout Oerlemans, Chairman of 3 Ball Entertainment

February 28, 2017

Reinout Oerlemans has an amazing story! Starting out as a soap opera star in his native Netherlands, he would go on to host that country's versions of American Idol and Dancing with the Stars before founding his own production company Eyeworks. That company would grow to become one of the most valuable international forces in our business, eventually selling to Warner Brothers for 273 MILLION. In what is his first conversation with Reinout, Jimmy does his best not to act too intimidated.

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LIVE! with Eliot Goldberg, SVP of Unscripted, AMC & Sundance Channel

February 2, 2017

Recorded live from the 2017 Realscreen Summit in Washington D.C., Jimmy sits down with Eliot Goldberg. Eliot discusses what it was like growing up as one of the only liberal families in New Canaan, Connecticut. His early days working in news production, the unlikely celebrity who helped him land his first production assistant job in Hollywood, opening up Ryan Seacrest Productions where he sold Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and where the future of AMC and Sundance Channel's non-fiction programming is headed.

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Ben Silverman, Chairman & Co-CEO of Propagate Content

January 14, 2017

Ben Silverman, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show creator and media executive, is Chairman and Co-CEO of Propagate Content. In this revealing sitdown with Jimmy, Ben discusses his storied career including: his days of working for TV legend Brandon Tartikoff, selling "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" as a young agent, founding Reveille where he executive produced such shows as "Biggest Loser" and "The Office", his transition to becoming a network executive while running NBC and his return to producing where he picked up right where he left off with hits "Mob Wives," "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," "Jane the Virgin," and the first ever Apple competition series "Planet of the Apps."

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Heather Olander, USA & Syfy Head of Alternative Television

November 28, 2016

The extremely smart & delightful Heather Olander joins the show! But first, in response to a listener's tweet, Jimmy addresses a concern within the unscripted business.

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Vinnie Malhotra, Showtime’s SVP of Documentaries, Unscripted & Sports

November 3, 2016

Vinnie Malhotra joined Showtime earlier this year after having launched CNN Films. Before working at the news network, Vinnie was a member of the ESPN team that developed the highly successful "30 for 30" franchise. Jimmy and him discuss the competition among premium cable players when hunting for the next great documentary... they also talk one of Jimmy's favorite subjects - sports!

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Sharon Levy, EVP of Original Series - Spike TV

October 5, 2016

Sharon Levy has guided the Spike network through multiple brand incarnations. From the days of MANswers and 1,000 Ways to Die, to today where they find themselves broadening their audience with breakout hits like Lip Sync Battle and Ink Master. Jimmy sits down with Sharon to discuss the road leading to Spike, her plans to make the network a bona fide player in the scripted genre and their mutual crush on Pierce Brosnan... what??

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Leslie Greif, CEO of ThinkFactory Media

August 23, 2016

Jimmy sits down with one of his all-time producing heroes, Leslie Greif. A man who has worked with the likes of Kevin Costner, Gene Simmons, Burt Reynolds, Rodney Dangerfield, Don Johnson, Chuck Norris and a host of others. Between unscripted success stories like Gene Simmons Family Jewels and record-breaking hits like Hatfields & McCoys, Leslie has a wealth of knowledge (and fantastic stories) to share. 

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David Eilenberg, President of ITV Entertainment

July 27, 2016

Apprentice, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, Shark Tank, The Voice... David Eilenberg has worked on some of the biggest shows in the business. Now, he finds himself in a new role as President of ITV Entertainment. Jimmy and him discuss his days at Harvard writing for National Lampoon, running development for Mark Burnett, the pros and cons of being a network executive versus a producer, and their mutual man crush on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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Barry Poznick, MGM’s President of Unscripted Television

June 29, 2016

Few producers in the unscripted business have a list of credits as diverse as Barry Poznick, President, Unscripted Television, MGM. He and Jimmy discuss his recent move over to MGM, his unique relationship with Joan Rivers, discovering Chelsea Handler and why he has his wife to thank for the creation of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader.

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