Australia: Beyond Productions

Beyond Productions
April 1, 2006

Beyond Productions
Sydney, Australia

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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.