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“Unscripted and Unprepared” with Propagate boss Ben Silverman

The seventh episode of the Unscripted and Unprepared podcast, produced by Jimmy Fox, president of newly launched production shop Main Event Media, in partnership with realscreen, is now available via iTunes and Stitcher. The episode features Fox in conversation with Emmy- ...
January 17, 2017

The seventh episode of the Unscripted and Unprepared podcast, produced by Jimmy Fox, president of newly launched production shop Main Event Media, in partnership with realscreen, is now available via iTunes and Stitcher.

The episode features Fox in conversation with Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning show creator and media executive Ben Silverman (pictured). Silverman, now chair and co-CEO of Propagate Content, shares stories from his early career working for TV legend Brandon Tartikoff, selling Who Wants to be a Millionaire, founding Reveille Productions where he exec produced such shows as The Biggest Loser and The Office, his transition to becoming a network executive while running NBC and his return to producing with hits Mob Wives, Running Wild with Bear Grylls and the first-ever Apple competition series Planet of the Apps.

Fox will be hosting a live podcast featuring Eliot Goldberg, SVP of nonfiction and alternative programming for AMC and SundanceTV, at the upcoming Realscreen Summit at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 23.

Unscripted and Unprepared began in late June 2016, and has thus far featured interviews with Heather Olander, senior VP of alternative programming for USA Network and Syfy; Showtime’s Vinnie Malhotra; Spike’s Sharon Levy; MGM Television’s Barry Poznick; ITV Entertainment’s David Eilenberg; and Thinkfactory Media’s Leslie Greif. Future editions will feature interviews with more top network and production execs, including Discovery Communications’ Jane Latman.

Fox’s credits include the Emmy-nominated CNN series United Shades of America, CNBC’s Make Me a Millionaire Inventor and Investigation Discovery’s Is O.J. Innocent: The Missing Evidence.

In his new role at Main Event Media, Fox will continue to produce a raft of series under the Main Event banner, including Spike’s true-crime series It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards, as well as the previously announced drama Hollywood Darlings for POP.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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