TV Producer Seeks Manufacturing (and other) Business Owners for Reality Show

May 7, 2013
Interested in showcasing your company on a reality TV show? Read on.

Every now and then, people ask IW to introduce them to a manufacturer. They might be looking to meet a CEO who "gets" lean, a tier-one auto supplier in the midwest, or a manufacturer that consistently produces successful new products.

But I've never had anyone ask for help finding a company to be on a reality TV show. Until now.

I know it's a stretch to include a casting call in a blog devoted to manufacturers competitiveness, but bear with me. I figure that if we can be the catalyst that helps publicize that manufacturing is  innovative, creative and exciting, we'll have made progress on solving one of the most vexing problems in our sector--attracting young people to manufacturing.

So here it is:

Shed Media is currently casting a new groundbreaking documentary series for a major broadcast network (not cable), known for their family friendly and uplifting programming.

We are casting owners of companies with 50+ employees with multiple divisions or tiers ready to take their success to the next level.

Each hour-long episode will center on one medium-sized company as it participates in a landmark experiment intended to motivate and inspire. 

Viewers will see how that particular company runs its business and will meet the hard-working people who make up its workforce.

This series offers owners or other high-level administrators the opportunity to gain a unique perspective on the inner workings of their companies, while celebrating some of the unsung heroes of their workforce and learning something about themselves in the process.

It's also an opportunity for smaller companies to gain national exposure while participating in a new management experiment featured in an hour-long program for air in primetime.

Ultimately, your company's one-hour episode will provide unprecedented high profile exposure -- a dream branding opportunity for any business.

Shed Media US is an established television production company known for its outstanding reality programming. Notable series produced include ABC's Supernanny, Emmy nominated Who Do You Think You Are? on NBC, Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City, and many, many more. Based in Los Angeles with more than 200 employees, Shed Media US is a significant supplier of TV programming to many networks.

Please contact the Lauren W. for more details at 323-904-4680 x 2071 or email [email protected] as soon as possible.

Lauren looks forward to hearing from you, and I'd like to know what you think? Is this a great or goofy idea?

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In her commentary and reporting for IndustryWeek, Editor-in-Chief Patricia Panchak covers world-class manufacturing industry strategies, best practices and public policy issues that affect manufacturers’ competitiveness. She delivers news and analysis—and reports the trends--in tax, trade and labor policy; federal, state and local government agencies and programs; and judicial, executive and legislative actions. As well, she shares case studies about how manufacturing executives can capitalize on the latest best practices to cut costs, boost productivity and increase profits.

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An award-winning editor, Panchak received the 2004 Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Award for Signed Commentary and helped her staff earn the 2004 Neal Award for Subject-Related Series. She also has earned the American Business Media’s Midwest Award for Editorial Courage and Integrity.

Patricia holds bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and English from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in Journalism from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She lives in Cleveland Hts., Ohio, with her family.  

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