Unscripted and Unprepared: A Realscreen Podcast
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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Instagram: @Jimmybfox // @realscreen

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.

Twitter: @IamJimmyFox // @realscreen

Instagram: @Jimmybfox // @realscreen

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.

Twitter: @IamJimmyFox // @realscreen

Instagram: @Jimmybfox // @realscreen

 

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).

Twitter: @IamJimmyFox // @realscreen

Instagram: @Jimmybfox // @realscreen

 

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.

Twitter: @IamJimmyFox // @Realscreen

Instagram: @jimmybfox // @Realscreen

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.

Twitter: @IamJimmyFox // @realscreen

Instagram: @jimmybfox // @realscreen

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