The AFR's Rear Window columnist Joe Aston has been one of the most-talked-about gossip columnists this year. He was profiled in the February edition of The Australian Women's Weekly and he broke the news about the closure of Grazia magazine just last week. He sat down to talk to Mediaweek about his transition to journalism from PR and he reveals how some of the people covered in his column react to his taunts. Aston also talks about some of his competitors and why he gets up in the middle of the night to check what they are up to!
Recorded on location at Fox Studios we speak to media and some of the key players from Foxtel. In order, we speak with tech gurus Trevor Long and Stephen Fenech (we actually crash their podcast they were also recording), Kym Niblock from Foxtel's Emerging Platforms division who reveals the latest about Foxtel Go, Herald Sun reporter Luke Dennehy, David Knox from TV Tonight, Foxtel director of television Brian Walsh who answers a question from Luke about Real Housewives, news.com.au's Melissa Hoyer and we finish up with some thoughts from Michael Idato who reveals his role in the development of Wentworth.
Hear the interview James Manning and Brenden Wood had with the Jungleboys production team of Jason Burrows and Trent O'Donnell. The TV commercial makers turned TV program makers are best known for their Review with Myles Barlow and the wonderful A Moody Christmas. We spoke with them on the set of their new series currently in production – The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting. (They admit they are not very good when it comes to naming projects!)
In the week that his new series launches on TEN, we talk to the executive producer of Mr and Mrs Murder, Jason Stephens. He talks about how the program was pitched to TEN's Rick Maier with Shaun Micallef and the expectations for the series in its Wednesday timeslot.
Stephens also talks about some of the great dramas he has produced over the past few years including The King, Devil's Dust and Killing Time. He also explains why, after a successful two years as part of The Late Show in the 90s, he decided to go into production.
A truly special TV foodie fest with one of the stand-out contestants on MasterChef: The Professionals, Nathan Brindle. He is joined by TV and food blogger Emma Ashton as we delve into what really happens behind the scenes in the TV world on a food program. Brindle also tells about the restaurant scene and what happens when SMH food critic Terry Durrack walks into your restaurant!