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Wallis vs Depp vs Heard

Exclusively for Media Podcast patrons, an extended interview with Nick Wallis about his new book Depp v Heard: the unreal story - including how he got into that first courtroom back in 2021.

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  • 271. Manifestos & The (Lack Of) Vision For UK Media

    45:56
    What can we expect for our industry from the next government? We look through the manifestos launched this week, as well as rounding up the best election coverage so far. Media news and analysis, this week with the i paper’s arts and media correspondent Adam Sherwin and Deadline’s investigations editor Jake Kanter.Also on the programme: Paramount still seeks a suitor, after a deal with Skydance goes south. What next for the owner of Channel 5?All that plus... we speak with Matt Sayward, co-founder of Platform Media, about their recent acquisition by PodX.Strictly’s in another controversy, the inside story on the Evening Standard going weekly...And, in the Media Quiz, we talk... off-the-record.A Rethink Audio Production, produced by Matt Hill. Love our look and sound? Hire thelondonpodcaststudios.com for your next recording - and get 25% off your first booking when you use the code MEDIAPOD. 
  • 270. Hat Trick Ends Ents, WaPo Hires Another Brit, ITV Debate Review

    44:54
    Hat Trick Productions closes its comedy entertainment division. What does it mean for the future of TV comedy when one of the biggest British successes has to shutter its operations? Media news and analysis with Press Gazette reporter Charlotte Tobitt and Head Of Podcasts at Carver PR Becca Newson.Also on the programme: the Washington Post nab another Brit - why is America turning to this country to run its news divisions?All that plus, we look at ITN’s plans to combat AI deepfakery whilst Andrew Neil gets stuck in on Times Radio.And, in the Media Quiz, we reheat a few old formats. Sign up for free to Election Daily: https://podcastrex.com/newsletters/election-dailyA Rethink Audio Production, produced by Matt Hill. Love our look and sound? Hire thelondonpodcaststudios.com for your next recording - and get 25% off your first booking when you use the code MEDIAPOD.
  • 269. Election '24: Debates, Lineups & Scheduling Woes

    34:47
     It’s the election that’s caught the media on the hop - Matt Deegan takes a look at the challenges ahead for broadcasters and publishers with guests TV Critic Rhianna Dhillon and former Director of Programmes for BBC News, now at Coulson Partners, Katy Searle.Also on the programme: The Evening Standard is to go weekly. Why? And can it follow the Independent back to profitability?All that plus, the Edinburgh TV Festival starts to take shape - we look at what’s on the agenda. News UK looks to make more dramas out of its IP and, in the Media Quiz, we play with the polls.A Rethink Audio Production, produced by Matt Hill. Love our look and sound? Hire thelondonpodcaststudios.com for your next recording - and get 25% off your first booking when you use the code MEDIAPOD. 
  • 268. Kyle & Jackie O: Make Up Your Own Mind...

    40:56
    Why is Australian radio so risqué? Matt Deegan welcomes Craig Bruce, who launched Kyle and Jackie O's First Breakfast Show before becoming head of content for SCA and a radio consultant.We also talk to James Corden's podcast producer, Geoff Jein, who started out at BBC Radio 2 before moving to Perth to work on breakfast radio.Standby for lessons for broadcasters everywhere from how producers manage big talen, the 10 year deal to lock them in, how Britain's Christian O'Connell wowed Australians and bagged a $5 million a year deal.Content warning: strong language
  • 267. It’s A (Commercial) Radio Golden Age

    39:32
    We decamp to Bauer’s shiny new studios in Euston to unpick the latest RAJAR listening figures and glean why commercial radio is on the up. Media news and analysis, with guests radio exec Paul Sylvester (Absolute Radio) and broadcast consultant Paul Robinson.Also on the programme: publishers take aim at the BBC’s podcast ad plans, why working class creatives aren’t getting the chances they used to...And, in the Media Quiz, we pit people against places. A Rethink Audio Production, produced by Matt Hill. Thanks to Bauer Media Group and engineer James Walker for hosting the recording of this episode.
  • 266. Where Now For Disney+? Plus awards fever from BAFTAs & ARIAs

    42:31
    After a BBC-dominated ARIAs and with the BAFTA TV awards just around the corner, Matt Deegan is joined by host of Countdown to The BAFTAs, Alex Zane and media writer Caroline Frost to take us through it all.Also on the programme: Sky Sports cross the rubicon and broadcast 3pm matches. Disney+ looks to do fewer things better - so where are they putting all that Marvel money?All that plus we talk Eurovision controversy, why publishers are not fans of Google right now and, in the Media Quiz, we play... does it float?A Rethink Audio Production, produced by Matt Hill with support from Ollie Peart. Love our look and sound? Hire thelondonpodcaststudios.com for your next recording - and get 25% off your first booking when you use the code MEDIAPOD.
  • 266. Forget PR... Does The Media Need Better HR?

    37:16
    After difficult weeks for the BBC and Global, we look at why looking after your talent may help your reputation. Media news and analysis with Matt Deegan and guests media writer Maggie Brown and Deadline’s International Investigations Editor Jake Kanter.Also on the programme: as US newspapers take OpenAI to court, we look at what the Financial Times is doing differently.All that plus, we say farewell to The Reader’s Digest, discuss the changes at LBC and, in the Media Quiz, we play our most confusing game ever. Strap in.A Rethink Audio Production, produced by Matt Hill. Love our look and sound? Hire thelondonpodcaststudios.com for your next recording - and get 25% off your first booking when you use the code MEDIAPOD. 
  • 265. The BAFTAs are coming...

    55:11
    The BAFTA TV Awards are coming... and we thought we'd share this fascinating new podcast from BAFTA that explores the nominees.It's calles Countdown To The BAFTAs, and it's made by the producers of The Media Podcast (and has a few familar voices in it too).Alex Zane is your host - in this episode he reveals the documentaries in contention - what does the Spider-Man of Paris have in common with The Enfield Poltergeist? Find out as Alex is joined by TV exec Faraz Osman and foreign affairs journalist, documentary filmmaker and author Ramita Navai to discuss a challenging yet creatively ambitious year for factual production teams.The nominees discussed:FACTUAL SERIESDUBLIN NARCOS Benedict Sanderson, Claire McFall, Sacha Baveystock, Edmund Coulthard, Megan Taylor, Laura Dunne – Blast! Films / Sky DocumentariesEVACUATION Production Team - Wonderhood Studios / Channel 4LOCKERBIE Nancy Strang, John Dower, Claire McFall, Barnaby Fry, Dejan Cancar, Charlie Hawryliw - Mindhouse Productions / Sky DocumentariesONCE UPON A TIME IN NORTHERN IRELAND Production Team - KEO Films, Walk On Air Films, The Open University / BBC TwoSINGLE DOCUMENTARYDAVID HOLMES: THE BOY WHO LIVED Dan Hartley, Kevin Konak, Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn, Vanessa Davies, Amy Stares - Lightbox, HBO / SkyDocumentariesELLIE SIMMONDS: FINDING MY SECRET FAMILY Jasleen Sethi, David Thompson, Colleen Flynn, Kathryn Jein, Nick Underhill - Flicker Productions / ITV1HATTON Daniel Dewsbury, Paul Yoshida, Sam Bergson, Ian Davies, John McKenna - Noah Media Group / Sky DocumentariesVJERAN TOMIC: THE SPIDER-MAN OF PARIS Jamie Roberts, Dan Reed - Amos Pictures / NetflixSPECIALIST FACTUALCHIMP EMPIRE James Reed, Matt Houghton, Callum Webster, Matt Cole - KEO Films, Underdog Films / NetflixTHE ENFIELD POLTERGEIST Jerry Rothwell , Al Morrow, Stewart le Maréchal, Nicole Stott, Jonathan Silberberg, Davis Guggenheim - MetFilm, Concordia Studio / Apple TV+FORCED OUT Luke Korzun Martin, Sophie Perrins, Chibuikem Oforka, Josh Green, Tom Pullen, Richard Bond - Dragonfly / Sky DocumentariesWHITE NANNY, BLACK CHILD Andy Mundy-Castle, Natasha Dack Ojumu, Rochelle Newman, Zeb Achonu, Ross Leppard, Rachael McLean-Anderson - Doc Hearts, TigerLily Productions, BFI / Channel 5
  • 264. Get ready for the podcast election

    45:36
    As broadcasters begin to announce their lineups, what will Ofcom do about Nigel Farage? Media news and analysis, this week with media writer and chair of Broadcasting Press Guild Manori Ravindran and The Media Leader’s Ella Sagar.Also on the programme: we’re in Bristol for the Creative Cities Convention and hear reasons to be cheerful from broadcaster David Olusoga and Screenskill’s Laura Mansfield.All that plus, changes at Virgin Radio, why Channel 4 is thinking beyond England.... and, in the Media Quiz, it’s American imports and exports.A Rethink Audio Production, produced by Matt Hill. Love our look and sound? Hire thelondonpodcaststudios.com for your next recording - and get 25% off your first booking when you use the code MEDIAPOD.