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“Unscripted and Unprepared” with Freeform’s Jamila Hunter

Freeform’s Jamila Hunter, SVP of current series for alternative programming, is joining Main Event Media founder Jimmy Fox for the latest edition of the Unscripted and Unprepared podcast, hosted and produced by ...
September 30, 2020

Freeform’s Jamila Hunter, SVP of current series for alternative programming, is joining Main Event Media founder Jimmy Fox for the latest edition of the Unscripted and Unprepared podcast, hosted and produced by Fox in partnership with Realscreen.

In conversation with Fox, Hunter (pictured) discusses her multi-faceted career that began within NBCUniversal in 1997 before joining NBC’s alternative department as its second executive, her stint as head of programming for then-fledgling OWN, and running ABC’s comedy department. She also shares with listeners the reasoning behind taking a break from the reality business and her move into scripted, and why a great title is the key to any pitch meeting.

The new episode is now available via iTunesSpotifyStitcher and PodBean, among other outlets.

Past episodes of Unscripted and Unprepared, a series of conversations with the most influential players in the unscripted television industry, have featured Brian Volk-WeissDan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, Howard T. Owens, Arthur SmithBrent MontgomeryNancy GlassMark ItkinJonathan MurrayCori AbrahamThom Beers, World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, former Epix unscripted head Rachel Brill, History’s Eli Lehrer, Propagate Content’s Ben Silverman, ID’s Jane Latman, TLC’s Jason Sarlanis, ITV America’s David Eilenberg, and Showtime’s Vinnie Malhotra, among many others.

Jimmy Fox’s production credits with Main Event Media include CNN’s United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell and Amazon’s Inside Jokes.

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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