Beyond Reality



Interview With Editor, Karen Crespo

On the Beyond Reality podcast, I chatted with award-winning editor, Karen Crespo, who has been responsible crafting some of the most memorable moments on our favourite shows such as Masterchef, Australian Survivor and Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds. I found out about Karen’s early beginnings in TV and how her creative style and ability to carve out emotional moments became renowned in the industry. You can read an excerpt of our chat below.

Beyond Reality Podcast: Bonus Episode – Television Mentoring Initiatives

As part of a Beyond Reality collaboration, I was asked to be a panelist for a The Production Portal webinar. I joined host Emma Ritchie along with Bloomtime Media’s, Yana Groves and Laura Young from Coordimate for a panel discussion about Industry Mentoring Initiatives in television.

Interview With Supervising Producer, Katie Horbury

As part of the Beyond Reality interview series, I interviewed Supervising Producer, Katie Horbury who carved out her TV career in the UK before moving to the US and finding further success there. She shares her stories of growing up in... Continue Reading →

Interview with Executive Producer of ‘Floor Is Lava’ and President of A. Smith and Co. Productions, Frank Sinton

As part of the Beyond Reality interview series, I sat down with Frank Sinton, Executive Producer of 'Floor Is Lava' and President of A. Smith Co. Productions to talk about the launch of series 2 of the hit show on Netflix.

Interview with Producer, Andrea Rehrig

To kick off the series, LA-based producer Andrea Rehrig joins me to chat about her career in television, from her early days at E! Entertainment and Laguna Beach to producing on both US and Australian Survivor. She shares her story about how her passion for people led her to a life in TV. 

Interview With Publicist, Kate Whitby

As part of the Beyond Reality interview series, I interviewed publicity manager Kate Whitby, whose slate of shows has included, The X Factor, Australian Survivor and Lego Masters. I chat to Kate about her early career as an entertainment reporter for Dolly Magazine, what it’s like to work with radio royalty Kyle and Jackie O and the always unpredictable life of a TV publicist.

Interview with Supervising Control Room Producer and Story Producer, Alex Spurway

As part of the Beyond Reality interview series, I interviewed Alex Spurway, a supervising control room producer and story producer whose reality TV experience includes, Married at First Sight, Love Island and Australian Survivor. I chat to Alex about how she started her career on the Today Show, what it’s like to be an executive producer in the competitive world of breakfast radio and how she eventually found her place in reality TV.

Interview with Line Producer, Michelle Gauntlett

As part of the Beyond Reality interview series, I interviewed Michelle Gauntlett, a line producer who has worked on shows such as Australian Ninja Warrior, The Bachelor and Australian Survivor. I talked to Michelle about how she got her start working on specialist factual TV in the UK, before successfully making the move to Australia, where she now works on some of the biggest entertainment formats in the country.

Interview with Home Economist, Brendan Garlick

As part of the Beyond Reality interview series, I interviewed Brendan Garlick, a home economist who has worked on shows such as Masterchef, MKR and The Great Australian Bake Off. I find out how Brendan went from reality TV contestant to working on some of Australia’s favourite food formats.

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