Hear the latest from the world of TV, radio, entertainment publishing and more in the Mediaweek podcast. This series features regular interviews with the stars, movers and shakers of Australian media industry.
Recorded in the middle of TEN's Pilot Week. After watching the first four programs, Andrew and James review each format and choose the most likely program to be commissioned. Lots more including Andrew on TV's drama drought, Foxtel's 4K, Bite Club and its stellar cast, Seven's new programs plus Netflix's Dark Tourist and Stan's Get Shorty.
In just the past few weeks, the national political editor of The Daily Telegraph, Sharri Markson, has been named the Kennedy Awards' Journalist of the Year and also won the Excellence in Journalism Award at the annual News Awards. She talks to Mediaweek's James Manning about her Barnaby Joyce scoops this year.
Pilot Week! Too many blokes and not enough women in front of the camera. Mediaweek's Andrew Mercado and James Manning talk about TEN's August programming initiative and they look at each of the projects and assess commercial potential. Also this week they talk about Patrick Melrose, Pointless, War On Waste, Dead Lucky, Killing Eve, The Block and Rake.
The new season of Jack Irish has launched with strong ratings on the ABC and producer Ian Collie talks to Mediaweek's James Manning about working with Guy Pearce, the future of TV and what we can expect from the next season of Rake.
The food writers and restaurants critics talk to Mediaweek's James Manning about the process to select the top 100. They also talk about their careers in food media in Australia and the UK and the secrets of how they review and rate restaurants for The Sydney Morning Herald.
Mediaweek visits the Fox Sports HQ in Sydney to talk to Luke McIlveen, executive editor of foxsports.com.au. He discusses his return to News Corp after a controversial parting with the company five years ago to work for Daily Mail Australia, how Fox Sports's digital home could be leveraging from its TV business better, and plans for its upcoming cricket coverage.
This edition Andrew Mercado and James Manning talk about the TV Week Logie Awards and review all the winners and the highlights and lowlights from the Awards' night. Network Ten were the big TV Week Logie winners followed by ABC and Foxtel. Andrew and James also talk about the new series of Jack Irish which has launched with big ratings on ABC.
Mediaweek's Andrew Mercado and James Manning talk about the TV Week Logies and look at a special 60 Years Of Logies magazine from TV Week. Other TV talking points this episode include Optus and the World Cup, Pose, America's Next Top Model, The Staircase, Jack Irish 2, The Affair, Poldark, The Bold & The Beautiful, Wentworth, Australian Survivor and Foxtel's forthcoming HBO series Sharp Objects.
Mark Ferguson spoke to Mediaweek's Kruti Joshi at the Seven News HQ in Martin Place, Sydney. The industry veteran talked about his daily schedule, what it's like to be a presenter on a commercial network, the ratings battle in Sydney and his career highlights. Ferguson also revealed the advice that encouraged him to pursue a career in journalism.
The new Australian ABC drama has been the biggest drama hit for the ABC since The Doctor Blake Mysteries. Mediaweek sat down with producer David Jowsey to hear about the Mystery Road trilogy - two movies and a six-part drama series - and asked how ever did they afford that fabulous cast. It seems when Judy Davis signed on (her previous role earned an Emmy nomination) others wanted to work with one of Australia's finest on a rare Australian TV appearance.
Mediaweek's James Manning speaks with media agency executives about the latest radio ratings. Amplify's Ashley Earshaw and OMD's Andrew Brannaghan together account for close to $400m of the $1b invested in metro radio each year. How important is what they do for commercial radio? "Money talks," said Ash. "If we stop spending they take notice," said Andrew.