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“Unscripted and Unprepared” with Mark Itkin

Unscripted and Unprepared’s Jimmy Fox sits down with “The Godfather” of unscripted packaging, Mark Itkin. The legendary agent, former partner at WME and, before that, head of unscripted at William Morris, shares ...
May 2, 2017

Unscripted and Unprepared’s Jimmy Fox sits down with “The Godfather” of unscripted packaging, Mark Itkin. The legendary agent, former partner at WME and, before that, head of unscripted at William Morris, shares stories from his career and its various stops along the way, including the packaging of The Real WorldAmerican Gladiators and Tyler Perry’s television dominance.

Plus, don’t miss Itkin (pictured) as he relives his experiences during the famous William Morris/Endeavor merger.

“When I set out to do this podcast, I told myself a long time ago this was going to be one of the must-have interviews and it did not disappoint,” says Fox in his introduction.

Produced by Fox, president of production shop Main Event Media, in partnership with realscreen, the podcast featuring Itkin is the 11th in an ongoing series and is available now via iTunes and Stitcher

Unscripted and Unprepared began in late June 2016, and has so 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; Thinkfactory Media’s Leslie Greif; Propagate Content’s Ben Silverman; Reinout Oerlemans, chair of 3 Ball Entertainment; Eliot Goldberg, SVP of nonfiction and alternative programming for AMC and SundanceTV; and Jane Latman, EVP of development and research with Investigation Discovery, Destination America and American Heroes Channel.

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.

At Main Event Media, Fox produces 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 unscripted comedy, 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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