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Every week on Reality Of Reality, TV and film producer Aliza Rosen interviews heavy hitters in unscripted content and breaks down the best shows, movies and books you want to be watching. Hear from top industry producers, directors, network execs, reality stars, authors, and agents as Aliza uncovers behind the scenes stories from the makers and shakers themselves.

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    • 4.8 • 334 Ratings

Every week on Reality Of Reality, TV and film producer Aliza Rosen interviews heavy hitters in unscripted content and breaks down the best shows, movies and books you want to be watching. Hear from top industry producers, directors, network execs, reality stars, authors, and agents as Aliza uncovers behind the scenes stories from the makers and shakers themselves.

    5 years of Reality of Reality – a farewell

    5 years of Reality of Reality – a farewell

    It’s a bittersweet day as I say goodbye to Reality of Reality. It feels fitting that this farewell is on the 5th anniversary of my podcast — which started as a fun whim with Jenny Daly and turned into over 200 episodes of interviews with the best in the business. 

    The why is simple: I’m just too busy with my core business to sustain the pace any longer. I realize that’s a lucky place to be — especially given how hard this last year has been for so many— and I don’t take it for granted. 

    Thank you to Taste of Reality for believing in me and putting me on your fabulous network. Thank you to my stepson Kevin Clobes for composing the fabulous theme music. And a huge thank you to my editor and engineer Jesus Murillo who has been with me from day 1 and might be the nicest human being I know. He’s done late night edits, very early morning edits and many other annoying edits and has never ever complained. He is a rock star and I’m lucky to continue working with him on my other ventures. 

    And finally, thank you to all my guests: it’s been an honor speak to every single person I’ve interviewed. I can honestly say I’ve learned something from everyone and I’m humbled by the experience. 

    If you want to connect with me feel free to email me: aliza@ayr-media and/or follow me on IG at @realityaliza

    xo

    • 5 min
    Diona Vaughan Mankowitz & Ray Dotch – Divergent Content

    Diona Vaughan Mankowitz & Ray Dotch – Divergent Content

    Diona Vaughan Mankowitz is an Emmy nominated producer and casting director who founded Divergent Content in 2020. Soon after she founded the company, Ray Dotch, an Emmy winning Executive Producer and Showrunner, came on board and became Diona’s ipso facto partner.  The goal at Divergent is to use the voices of people of color behind the camera to support, amplify, and elevate diverse stories and talent. We talk about inclusivity and hiring in unscripted content, the history of racism in our industry, the importance of hiring Black producers for all kinds of shows and what the Sharon Osborne firing says about where we are right now as a culture.

    Divergent content:

    https://www.divergentcontent.com

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    • 57 min
    David Eilenberg – CCO ITV America

    David Eilenberg – CCO ITV America

    Today on the podcast – everyone’s favorite producer and all around human David Eilenberg. Dave is now Chief Creative Officer at ITV America where he’s guiding creative strategy, leveraging intellectual property, and helping grow the group’s six vertical production labels, including ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Thinkfactory Media, High Noon Entertainment and Good Caper Content.

    Dave cut his teeth in this industry working on game shows which led him to The Apprentice – where he learned how to produce a competition show when all of NYC is a set. He went to help create Are You Smarter than Fifth Grader which was put together at lightening speed from pitch to series. He also talks about the pressure to reboot Queer Eye, what it’s like being the head of a massive company, where this business is headed and why we should be working with producers all over the country.

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    • 46 min
    Mioshi Hill – President, Sirens Media

    Mioshi Hill – President, Sirens Media

    Today on the podcast, Sirens Media President Mioshi Hill. Mioshi is a long time producer, starting on the production company side then going to Lifetime were she was VP of development overseeing shows like Little Women: LA, Finding Justice, Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid and Vivica’s Black Magic. She joined Sirens in January of  2021. The company is coming in strong this year with a great season of Real Housewives of New Jersey and the new show Wedding Coach which premieres April 7th on Netflix!

    http://sirensmedia.com

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    • 48 min
    Andrea Blaugrund Nevins – Director FX/Hulu’s HYSTERICAL

    Andrea Blaugrund Nevins – Director FX/Hulu’s HYSTERICAL

    Andrea Blaugrund Nevins is a writer, producer and director who’s helmed the new documentary on FX/Hulu called Hysterical. This film is a great portrait of what obstacles female comedians face in the very male-dominated world of comedy. It profiles a wide range of hilarious and thoughtful women, as well as the newcomers who are breaking new ground and changing the game. Andrea and I also talk about her fantastic documentary Tiny Shoulders – rethinking Barbie also streaming on Hulu which examines 60 years of women through the lens of the iconic plastic doll. Hysterical premieres April 2 at 9pm on FX, streaming next day on FX on Hulu:

    https://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/hysterical

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    • 41 min
    Erika Bryant – Showrunner and Author: Doing it Scared

    Erika Bryant – Showrunner and Author: Doing it Scared

    Today on the podcast, Showrunner and now author Erika Bryant. Erika’s a seasoned Executive Producer who’s worked on shows like  Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta and Married to Medicine and is now show running the third season of Family or Fiancé  on OWN -a show Erika’s been with the show since the beginning. We also talk about her new book DOING IT SCARED: An Inspirational Guidebook to Facing and Conquering Fear which is on sale now (links below in the show notes). We talk about Erika’s career, her being a leader not a boss, making vulnerability ok and how not every show is fit for everyone. But most of all – going for what you want and doing it scared!  

    https://www.amazon.com/Doing-Scared-Inspirational-Guidebook-Conquering-ebook/dp/B08WHY5DYB

    www.erika-bryant.com

    Erika’s first time on the pod:

    The Black Female Producer’s Reality of Reality-Erika Bryant, Jamala Gaither, Nakia Williams



     

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
334 Ratings

334 Ratings

Podcastwiz ,

Very Insightful

I really love the meaningful conversations on this podcast! Great host and a variety of quality guests that you can learn from.

Kelli3222 ,

Sad to see you go.

You will really be missed. I hope every once in a while that you’ll you might join other podcasts like Pink Shade or Hey Bunkie. I do understand how doing the podcast must take a lot of time. All the best to you. 🤗

EmmyfromBoston ,

Congrats

Love the podcast and have listened for as long as I’ve had my iPhone you and Kate Casey! ..sorry to see you go and will miss..great interviews and insights into the industry. Amazing content and have learned a lot and really enjoyed.

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