Conversations with the people that make the Movies, TV shows and Entertainment you love. If you're looking to break into or move up in the entertainment industry OR you're a fan of content and want to hear about how it's made...this is the podcast for you.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Executive Producer: Bill Fritz
Bill Fritz is an Executive Producer on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo. He oversees the post department which includes the Editors and Story Producers. Bill and his team take the hundreds of hours of raw footage and craft it into the compelling stories you see on television. Bill shares his story about starting in radio, writing feature films, and ultimately landing in reality TV where he has thrived for many many years. Bill is an incredibly smart and thoughtful producer, and his intelligent approach to storytelling will fascinate you regardless of what part of the business you work in. Bill is also a magician, and got me into magic so we talk a little about that too.
Reality TV Development Executive: Karrie Wolfe
Karrie Wolfe is the Executive Vice President and Head of Development at Kinetic Content, a television production company specializing in reality TV. Kinetic produces Married at First Sight and Little Women on Lifetime, Spy Games on Bravo, Man vs Bear on Discovery, the new show Love is Blind on Netflix and many more. Karrie's job is to create or find new ideas for shows and then sell them to networks.
Karrie and I talk about how reality shows are developed and sold, what makes a good pitch, how someone who has an idea should go about getting it seen and by who. We also reminisce about our time together working at United Talent Agency a bajillion years ago.
My Wife: Carrie Smith...Follow Up Interview
When Carrie was on the podcast last year she had just put notice in at a job that was making her miserable and had NO idea what she was going to do or where she was going to end up. In this follow up interview Carrie shares what she's been through since she left the corporate world and where she is now. Spoiler alert, she's MUCH happier.
E! News Reporter: Tierney Bricker
Tierney Bricker is a Features Editor at E! News Online for their television department. She writes articles about TV for a living which sounds like a pretty cool job! Tierney shares her story of how she went from being a ballsy, entitled intern to a successful reporter for one of the original entertainment reporting institutions. We also talk Vanderpump Rules as she is a superfan and had some burning questions.
Tierney References some articles she wrote which you can read here:
I Survived a Night Out With the Vanderpump Rules Cast
Article about Parenthood Series Finale
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Production Company Founder: Doug Ross
Doug Ross is the Founder and President of Evolution Media, one of the most prolific production companies in television. Doug and his team at Evolution produce Real Housewives of Orange County, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules, Botched, Botched by Nature, Bug Juice and many more reality and non-fiction television series. Doug and I talk about the incredible journey he took from writing cue cards and shopping for groceries to leading a highly successful production company. Doug shares his advice on how to break into the entertainment industry, how to excel in entry level positions, and how to build the foundation for a long lasting career in the business. Doug tells the incredible story of how Evolution produced Big Brother season 1 on CBS, created and launched Fear Factor on NBC and then had both shows taken away.
Captain Marvel Co-Producer & Marvel Studios Vice President of Production: David Grant (SEASON 1 FINALE)
SEASON 1 FINALE. David Grant is the Vice President of Physical Production at Marvel Studios as well as a Co-Producer on all their films. He's worked on pretty much every Marvel movie that has come out including Iron Man, Spider Man, Black Panther, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel and Avengers. David is on the team that oversees the budgeting of the films, the hiring of the department heads and crew that make the movies, and he makes decision about where and how the films will be shot.
Hear David's story of starting out as an unpaid intern at the Orlando Film Commission, making $50 a day on his first feature film, and then ultimately landing a full time job at one of the most successful movie studios in Hollywood.
This is the last episode of Season 1 of the podcast. I have to take a break so I can focus on production of Vanderpump Rules Season 8. I will be back with new episodes starting again in the Fall of 2019. Please SUBSCRIBE on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen so you'll get alerts when I start publishing Season 2.
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This podcast changed my life and made me realize how much I love the industry.
Can’t get enoughhhhhh
This podcast reminds me of unscripted and unprepared. I’m such a junkie for reality tv and the industry so I love hearing all the stories of people coming up in the industry and the back story behind our favorite shows! Also love Jeremiah he’s a great interviewer. 💕
Love the insider info!
I hope there are more episodes to come! I do not work in this industry at all, but have been a reality tv lover since Real World: Seattle, and this podcast gives a great behind the scenes glimpse into how everyone but the cast makes great tv.