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Australia: Beyond Productions

Beyond Productions
April 1, 2006

Beyond Productions
Sydney, Australia
www.beyond.com.au

Beyond Productions is a behemoth of an independent Australian production company that has generated 1,800 hours of programming since it was founded in 1984. Flagship non-fiction productions include Mythbusters (which averages 1.7 million households in the US), Hot Property, Beyond Tomorrow (averages 1.4 million viewers in Australia), and Medical Incredible. John Luscombe, a former producer and director at the Australian Broadcasting Corp., is general manager and senior vice president. He joined at the company’s inception to produce the award-winning Beyond 2000. He currently oversees 200 hours of programming worldwide.

Employees: 250
Hours this year: 200
Upcoming includes: Beyond Tomorrow series 3 (Seven Network Australia), Dangerous World (National Geographic), Quad Squad w/t (Discovery Health), Wyland w/t (Animal Planet), You’ve got the Job (Seven), Kids’ Space (HGTV), Wrecks to Riches (TLC), Risk Takers (History Channel)

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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