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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
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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