Unscripted

“Unscripted and Unprepared” with Thom Beers

At long last, the latest episode of Jimmy Fox’s podcast, Unscripted and Unprepared, is available via iTunes and Stitcher. A veritable legend in the unscripted television industry, Thom Beers is the man behind ...
August 30, 2017

At long last, the latest episode of Jimmy Fox’s podcast, Unscripted and Unprepared, is available via iTunes and Stitcher.

A veritable legend in the unscripted television industry, Thom Beers is the man behind several of TV’s biggest docureality hits, including Deadliest Catch, Storage Wars, Ice Road Truckers, and Bering Sea Gold among many others.

In conversation with Main Event Media president Fox, Beers discusses his storied career to date, from his days with Turner Broadcasting to his decision to set up his own production company, Original Productions; to his move to FremantleMedia North America as CEO and his current activities as co-founder of multi-platform studio BoBCat.

Unscripted and Unprepared, produced by Jimmy Fox in partnership with realscreen, began in late June 2016, and has so far featured interviews with legendary agent Mark Itkin; Heather Olander, senior VP of alternative programming for USA Network and Syfy; Showtime’s Vinnie Malhotra; former Spike exec and current Endemol Shine North America production head 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 non-fiction 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 production 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.

With Main Event Media, credits include Spike’s true-crime series It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards, as well as the 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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