Unscripted and Unprepared: A Realscreen Podcast
Julie Pizzi, President of Bunim/Murray Productions

Julie Pizzi, President of Bunim/Murray Productions

May 23, 2022

The delightful Julie Pizzi joins the podcast to discuss the shows she would put on the "Mt Rushmore" of reality TV, taking the reigns at Bunim/Murray after beginning at the company early in her career and the future of content as B/M looks to develop in the NFT space.

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Jim Casey, Founder of Painless Productions

Jim Casey, Founder of Painless Productions

April 20, 2022

The Father of Paranormal TV, Jim Casey joins the show to talk about all he has witnessed over his 25 years running Painless Productions including his wild experiences with the supernatural!!

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Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment

Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment

March 18, 2022

What is it like to executive produce the Super Bowl Halftime Show? Or the Grammys? Jesse Collins discusses his rise through the industry; from starting out as a writer to developing one of the most diverse portfolios in our business spanning formatted series such as Netflix's Rythm + Flow and Hip Hop Squares to scripted series such as Kevin Hart's Real House Husbands of Hollywood as well as the biggest LIVE events and specials in our culture today!

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Corie Henson, Head of Unscripted, TNT/TBS/TruTV

Corie Henson, Head of Unscripted, TNT/TBS/TruTV

February 15, 2022

What is the greatest American created reality format in history? If you could only work on ONE show the rest of your life - what would it be? Corie Henson sits down to answer these topics and more in a far reaching conversation spanning her stops at E!, ABC, FOX and now running the unscripted slate for three networks at WarnerMedia.

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Danny Gabai, Head of VICE Studios, U.S.

Danny Gabai, Head of VICE Studios, U.S.

November 17, 2021

In this episode Jimmy meets Danny Gabai, the Head of VICE Studios who oversees their scripted, documentary and reality TV business. Danny relives his experience working with Jim Carrey on the film Jim & Andy as well as his relationship with director Chris Smith who he worked with on Netflix's documentary Fyre. Plus, Jimmy couldn't resist asking about VICE's upcoming ESPN documentary on American Gladiators.

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”Jingle” Jared Gutstadt, CEO & Founder of Audio Up

”Jingle” Jared Gutstadt, CEO & Founder of Audio Up

October 27, 2021

One of the the greatest entrepreneurial success stories in the history of the unscripted business was the formation of Jingle Punks, founded by "Jingle" Jared Gutstadt in 2008.

In this episode, Jared tells the story of how he launched and eventually sold his first company, created the theme song for Pawn Stars in 30 minutes, learned to market himself to the reality TV community in the most unexpected of ways AND the audio empire he is now building at Audio Up with business partners such as Dennis Quaid, Anthony Anderson, Stephen King, The Weeknd and many others.

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Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Alternative Content, Roku

Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Alternative Content, Roku

September 15, 2021

Executive Brian Tannenbaum sits down with Jimmy to discuss the future of content for the Roku platform as well as his most memorable experiences during his tenures at both Lionsgate and Quibi.

 

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Liz Gateley, Spotify Studios

Liz Gateley, Spotify Studios

July 20, 2021

Throughout her career, Liz Gateley has found herself at the center of pop culture defining moments. Jimmy and her talk through the origin stories of Jersey Shore, Laguna Beach, The Hills, 16 and Pregnant, Ridiculousness, Surviving R. Kelly and a recent Academy Award win for Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl).  Plus, Liz gives us a snapshot of content's future describing what she has learned in her time at Spotify Studios.

Alex Piper, Head of Unscripted, YouTube Originals

Alex Piper, Head of Unscripted, YouTube Originals

June 16, 2021

Two years ago, Alex Piper left his position at FOX and joined the YouTube Originals team. What has he learned in his time working for Google and how has it changed his view of the content creation landscape? In this engaging interview Alex revisits his career path starting out at a local news station in Philadelphia before getting his big break to work for NBC Sports. What was it like working for Jonathan Koch and Steve Michaels at Asylum? What was the key piece of advice he took away from the FOX experience that changed his career? It's all covered in this new episode!

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Rob Bagshaw, Producer & Former Nickelodeon EVP of Unscripted Content

Rob Bagshaw, Producer & Former Nickelodeon EVP of Unscripted Content

May 13, 2021

The many journeys of producer extraordinaire Rob Bagshaw are highlighted in a fun conversation with Jimmy. They discuss Rob's transition from longtime showrunner to network executive while overseeing unscripted content and live events for Nickelodeon. Rob shares his stories from running Project Runway All-Stars, working closely with Oprah and what it was like first coming to America and seeing a botox station in the FOX offices while waiting for his meeting with Mike Darnell.

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