Dream of Being A TV Chef? Insider Tips From Food Network Star & TV Personality Marc Summers!

I have a lot in common with Food Network personality Marc Summers. We share the same best friend, live in the same neighborhood, appreciate classic talk shows from the 70s, and love a great gourmet pizza. Marc has done a lot of favors for me over the years. He’s appeared on several talk shows I produced and even took time out of his bi-coastal schedule to speak to my students when I was teaching a TV production class at Temple University. So I was a little nervous to ask this big-timer to be part of my little blog. This is how […]

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Want to Become a TV Star? Is Media Training Your Ticket to Stardom?

NO!  You either have it or you don’t! What do I mean by that? Personality and charisma are the key ingredients to a career in TV. Whether your dream is to be a talk show guest, host or correspondent… the “gift of gab” and likability factor can NOT be purchased in a series of high-priced coaching lessons. So save your money! Having booked over 1,000 guests on national and local daytime talk shows and worked with countless hosts and reporters, I know within in the first 5 minutes if a potential talent is going to win me over and get […]

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How an Unknown Sex Therapist Got Her Own TV Show

  In all my years as a daytime TV producer, one of my most awarding experiences has been to see so many people I started out with become very big stars—both behind and in front of the cameras. Many former coworkers who made it big were once my interns and production assistants. I always took the kids just out of college very seriously and believed that these newbies could be in powerful positions one day, even to hire me. And, guess what?….. I’ve been proven correct over and over again. Here’s an example: acclaimed producer Barry Poznick was one of my […]

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