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The Backstage Project – Sports & Entertainment Podcast

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The Backstage Project podcast with Mark Silver looks across the spectrum of the media and entertainment businesses to discuss the latest developments, opportunities and challenges in tech and content production.

The Backstage Project podcast with Mark Silver looks across the spectrum of the media and entertainment businesses to discuss the latest developments, opportunities and challenges in tech and content production.

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Canada

Description:

The Backstage Project podcast with Mark Silver looks across the spectrum of the media and entertainment businesses to discuss the latest developments, opportunities and challenges in tech and content production.

Twitter:

@TBP_Podcast

Language:

English


Episodes

The Custodian of Toronto Sports – Richard Peddie in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 033

5/27/2021
Over a 20+ year span, as the Toronto pro sports scene evolved from older venues and stands filled with blue and white (Leafs, Blue Jays, Argonauts) to a more intense red (Raptors, TFC), and grand coliseums that define the city’s skyline, there is one sports executive in particular who ownership looked to. We’re of course […] The post The Custodian of Toronto Sports – Richard Peddie in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 033 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports & Entertainment...

Duration:00:40:49

The Ultimate Backstage Pass – David Kines in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 032

5/17/2021
In today’s everything-on-demand world, it may be hard for anyone born post-Y2 K to answer a simple question, “where do you watch music videos?” A reasonable answer would be YouTube, Apple Music, or maybe even Tiktok. Prior to the dawn of YouTube in 2005, the answer was easy. MTV if you’re American, and of course […] The post The Ultimate Backstage Pass – David Kines in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 032 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports & Entertainment Podcast.

Duration:00:42:22

Gamifying the Movie Theatre Experience – Aaron Silverberg in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 031

5/9/2021
People yearn for live experiences that they can share with others. Though fan and crowd-based events such as sports and concerts may be the source of most of our FOMO, movie theatres are even more appealing. Although the film may be the main attraction, movie theatre owners are constantly looking for new ways to maximize […] The post Gamifying the Movie Theatre Experience – Aaron Silverberg in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 031 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports &...

Duration:00:41:04

Revenue Architects… Beyond the : 30-second spot – Derek Myers, Christos Nikitopoulos, Kevin Worsley in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 030

5/4/2021
Well behind the scenes in the media business lurks smart folks who really know their way around a spreadsheet. They’re the ones who have charted out and flighted all the commercials, billboards, features and other innovative forms of sponsor integration. We’re of course referring to… revenue management. If you’ve never heard of this career path, […] The post Revenue Architects… Beyond the : 30-second spot – Derek Myers, Christos Nikitopoulos, Kevin Worsley in conversation with TBP Podcast...

Duration:00:50:04

King of the Deal – Phil King in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 029

4/26/2021
Sports fans today can watch more games and global competitions than we could have possibly imagined, even 20 years ago. For those of us that can remember, which generally means Boomers and Gen-X, there really weren’t many sports to watch until the advent of pay-TV in the mid-80s, which saw the dawn of specialty channels […] The post King of the Deal – Phil King in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 029 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports & Entertainment Podcast.

Duration:00:51:58

Leading the pack in the Sports Betting Race – Jim Lawson in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 028

4/20/2021
For several years, the legalization of single-event sports betting and the planned provincially controlled roll-out has been a hot topic. During that time, Woodbine Entertainment‘s astute executives have been watching and waiting while investing in the media and digital technologies that will be needed in a Canadian landscape where offshore behemoths are permitted to operate […] The post Leading the pack in the Sports Betting Race – Jim Lawson in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 028...

Duration:00:42:55

Delivering Reach for the Biggest Brands – Alan Dark in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 027

4/12/2021
In a world obsessed with digital and mobile engagement, as well as the rise of subscription streaming entertainment services, like Netflix and now Disney+, it’s easy to overlook the going’s on in the broadcast media business. The reality is, the 75-year-old business is having a moment. Perhaps it is due, in part, to a global […] The post Delivering Reach for the Biggest Brands – Alan Dark in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 027 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports &...

Duration:00:59:28

Making “The End of The Storm” – James Erskine in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 026

3/24/2021
This week’s guest — director James Erskine — joins us from England where he has just released his latest feature-length documentary, The End of The Storm. The documentary follows Liverpool Football Club and their fans as they navigate the covid-interrupted 2019-2020 Premier League winning season. James expertly weaves together the voice of Jürgen Klopp, the […] The post Making “The End of The Storm” – James Erskine in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 026 appeared first on The Backstage...

Duration:00:23:30

Inside the Toronto Sports Media Scene – Jonah Sigel in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 025

3/17/2021
Being a Toronto sports fan hasn’t been easy for many generations of Torontonians. Of course, the Raptors NBA title was kind of a reset for the city, and there were a couple of crazy Blue Jays runs a few years back, but those were more so the Toronto sports awakening for millennials. For Gen X, […] The post Inside the Toronto Sports Media Scene – Jonah Sigel in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 025 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports & Entertainment Podcast.

Duration:00:45:17

In a League of Her Own – Mary Ellen Carlyle in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 024

3/10/2021
Dome Productions is a relatively unknown company. Anyone who has walked by Gate 13 at Rogers Centre while attending a Toronto Blue Jays game has likely missed the small Dome Productions office sign, which looks more like a cornerstone time-capsule on the building’s facade. However, there’s a good reason you’ve never heard of Dome. They […] The post In a League of Her Own – Mary Ellen Carlyle in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 024 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports &...

Duration:00:35:30

The Licensing Game – Jim Neish in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 023

3/2/2021
The penultimate sign of fandom, is a team’s jersey. Over the years, the role of the jersey in a team or league’s business has risen to the point where in some leagues it is by far one of the most valuable assets, at least on the team side. Around the world leagues differ in how […] The post The Licensing Game – Jim Neish in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 023 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports & Entertainment Podcast.

Duration:00:40:27

Making an Impact, Together! – Kate McKenna & Donnovan Bennett in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 022

2/22/2021
Personality, intelligence, and work ethic can take you a long way in life. In the media business, however, these traits are simply not enough. Not only will you have to sacrifice to make your dreams come true, but those closest to you will have to share that commitment and all that comes with it. Now […] The post Making an Impact, Together! – Kate McKenna & Donnovan Bennett in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 022 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports & Entertainment Podcast.

Duration:00:49:53

Chasing a Dream – Keith Pelley in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 021

2/7/2021
From a young hotshot TV producer to one of the world’s top sports executives, Keith Pelley continues to chase his dreams. As Keith puts it, “life is about adventures”, and what an epic one he’s been on, culminating with the European Golf Tour where he’s now CEO and Commissioner. In this episode Keith shares stories […] The post Chasing a Dream – Keith Pelley in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 021 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports & Entertainment Podcast.

Duration:00:39:43

Who’s Ready for a Monkey Knife Fight? – Nic Sulsky in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 020

2/1/2021
Long before the dawn of the internet, fantasy gaming and betting were already wildly popular pastimes for sports fans and gamblers. Fast forward to today, and the internet has more than caught up, it’s the dawn of a new day! We’re seeing explosive growth in the market cap and revenue of dozens of fantasy and […] The post Who’s Ready for a Monkey Knife Fight? – Nic Sulsky in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 020 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports & Entertainment Podcast.

Duration:01:02:38

Tales from the Sports Journalist’s Beat – Morgan Campbell in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 019

1/24/2021
From being an NCAA football player to becoming a journalist, Morgan Campbell has spent most of his life with an insiders’ view of the sports world. Over his 20+ year career, he’s witnessed the changes and pullback in sports journalism. In this episode, Morgan breaks down the impact of the new realities of sports journalism, […] The post Tales from the Sports Journalist’s Beat – Morgan Campbell in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 019 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports &...

Duration:01:00:30

The Speaker Representation Business – Martin Perelmuter in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 018

1/18/2021
It is a lot harder to become a paid speaker than you might imagine. While you may think that publishing a book is a surefire way to become sought after, there’s a lot more to it, actually! Sure, there are many authors, politicians and academics that companies pay big bucks to keynote events. There are […] The post The Speaker Representation Business – Martin Perelmuter in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 018 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports & Entertainment Podcast.

Duration:00:54:16

Born into the Beautiful Game – James Easton in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 017

1/13/2021
The Easton family has played a vital role in shaping the North American soccer landscape for almost 50 years. In the early 70’s, Jim Easton Sr. uprooted his family from Scotland to take the job as the inaugural head coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps. Over his time in the role, Jim and his family fell […] The post Born into the Beautiful Game – James Easton in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 017 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports & Entertainment Podcast.

Duration:00:49:28

In Search of a Digital Media Business Model – Chris Skinner in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 016

12/26/2020
Traditional media businesses have long struggled to realize the opportunity with digital. Giving away free ad-supported content has backfired with Facebook and Google now controlling the relationship with the audience and all their associated behavioural data and preferences. What has emerged, thanks to Netflix, is that people will pay for good content, which is really […] The post In Search of a Digital Media Business Model – Chris Skinner in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 016 appeared...

Duration:00:52:21

Leadership Born on the Pitch – Eva Havaris in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 015

12/15/2020
Being a truly great leader is not about title or tenure. Regardless of seniority, natural-born leaders rise above obstacles to influence those around them and rally around a common goal. Eva Havaris has been that kind of leader from a young age, first on the pitch and later in the boardroom. In this episode, Eva […] The post Leadership Born on the Pitch – Eva Havaris in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 015 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports & Entertainment Podcast.

Duration:00:41:15

Raised in the WWE Spectacle – Jian and Page Magen in Conversation with TBP Podcast EP 014

12/7/2020
Identical twin brothers Jian and Page Magen have made a name for themselves entertaining audiences over the last 20 years. Think what you want about their unapologetic and sometimes shocking form of entertainment, these guys come by it all honestly. On the surface, their upbringing is a familiar story. Immigrants whose parents are trying to […] The post Raised in the WWE Spectacle – Jian and Page Magen in Conversation with TBP Podcast EP 014 appeared first on The Backstage Project - Sports...

Duration:00:59:41