Unscripted and Unprepared: A Realscreen Podcast
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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Rod Aissa, NBCUniversal’s EVP of Unscripted Content

Rod Aissa, NBCUniversal’s EVP of Unscripted Content

March 29, 2021

From his days introducing the world to The Osbournes, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica and Punk'd at MTV, to working for Ashton Kutcher, Oprah Winfrey and now NBCUniversal, Rod Aissa has had quite the journey in the reality TV business. He relives the most notable moments in a candid sit down with Jimmy.

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Jayson Dinsmore - President, Unscripted - Fremantle North America

Jayson Dinsmore - President, Unscripted - Fremantle North America

March 4, 2021

Fremantle's Jayson Dinsmore stops by for a wide ranging discussion including nearly becoming a pastor, managing a near death experience on set as a young reality executive, how everyone in town passed on Dancing with the Stars and the current broadcast TV "age of the reboot" we find ourselves in.

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Michael Bloom, CEO of BONGO Pictures

Michael Bloom, CEO of BONGO Pictures

December 18, 2020

The talented Michael Bloom joins Jimmy for a lively discussion spanning the key stops along his television journey including the classic MTV Spring Break and Beach House era, working with 50 Cent and Paris Hilton, co-creating the Nickelodeon animated series Rocket Power and running the unscripted departments for AMC, Fox Sports and Turner Networks.

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Jamila Hunter, Freeform’s SVP of Current Series, Alternative Programming

Jamila Hunter, Freeform’s SVP of Current Series, Alternative Programming

September 29, 2020

From the earliest days of NBC reality, to the pre-launch of OWN, to running ABC's comedy department, Jamila Hunter has a wealth of experience to share with our listeners in this engaging episode. What made her take a break from the reality business and move into scripted? What was her first meeting with Oprah like? And how key is a GREAT title to a buyer when hearing a pitch? (spoiler alert: VERY).

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