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Why Starting Out In TV Is Like Playing SURVIVOR: 10 Tips for Getting Your First Job In TV – Part 1

Starting out in television when you don’t have any industry contacts can feel a bit like the TV show Survivor…except you’re trying to work your way into an alliance before you’ve even landed on the island. I’ve taken some inspiration from the granddaddy of reality TV, Survivor and put together my 2 cents worth of advice to help you outwit, outplay and outlast the rest so you can make it in TV…

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Episode 1…The Beginning

The hardest part is starting out…that’s what I found when I decided I wanted to get in to TV and it’s what I’m finding now as I try to write my first post for this blog.

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Why Starting Out in TV Is Like Playing SURVIVOR: 10 Tips for Getting Your First Job In TV – Part 2

Congratulations...you've made it to the Merge and half way through my 10 Tips for Getting Your First Job In TV. If you haven't read Part 1 then you can access that blog post HERE. Otherwise read on for my final five tips...

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Interview with Shooter Producer and Story Producer, Matt Hindson

As part of the Beyond Reality interview series, I interviewed Matt Hindson, a story producer and shooter producer who has worked on shows such as Australian Survivor and Dancing with the Stars. He shared his story of starting out in... Continue Reading →

Interview with Lighting Cameraman, Paul Webb

As part of the Beyond Reality interview series, I interviewed Paul Webb, a camera operator, whose 30 year career in television, has taken him all around the world from shooting news and covering the OJ Simpson trial, to working on countless seasons of US Survivor. I find out how Paul cut his teeth in news before taking on the world of reality TV.

Interview with Senior Story Producer, Erica Foley

As part of the Beyond Reality interview series, I interviewed Erica Foley, a senior story producer who has worked on shows such as Big Brother, Australian Survivor and human interest campaigns for R U OK? and the ‘Yes’ vote for marriage equality. We look back on her 12 year career in television and how her passion for story-telling has informed her choices as a TV producer.

Interview with Story Producer and Challenge Producer, Grant Phillips

As part of the Beyond Reality podcast series, I interviewed Grant Phillips, a story producer and challenge producer who has worked on shows such as Australian Survivor, Big Brother and The Bachelor. He shared his story of starting out in TV and how he turned his reality TV obsession into a successful career in TV.

UK Production Companies That You Need To Know 

Living and working in the UK is almost like a rite of passage for many Australians. A job pulling beers at a good old fashioned English pub might be the change of pace you’re looking for during your time abroad, however, if you’re interested in pursuing your career in  TV instead, then you’ll need to start doing your research. To get you started, I’ve compiled a list of production companies that are producing reality TV and factual entertainment programmes that are on UK TV right now.

What Is A Post Producer In Reality TV?

What is a post producer in reality TV? What can I expect to do as a post producer? What skills do I need as a post producer? How do I become a post producer? Your questions answered...

What Is A Production Runner In Reality TV?

What is a production runner in reality TV? What can I expect to do as a production runner? What skills do I need as a production runner? How do I become a production runner? Your questions answered...

8 Ways To Kickstart Your TV Career In 2020

Move over 2019, it’s a new year and what’s more, it’s a new decade!!! That means there’s no better time to set yourself up for the year ahead in TV. Here’s my take on the things you can do to boost your career in TV and start 2020 on the right foot.

A Year in TV: My Top 6 Reality TV Shows of 2019

In 2019, we saw a decade of television close out with reboots of Reality TV shows like Australia’s Got Talent, The Amazing Race, Dancing With The Stars and the first outings of some amazing new shows that we never knew we needed ...Lego Masters anyone? Here are the shows that made a mark on me in 2019.

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