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Biagio Messina
Works at Joke Productions, Inc.
Attended UCLA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA
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How To Survive The Hollywood Notes Process with @StoryTroy

The Hollywood Notes Process: also known as “collaboration” to some and “notes hell” to others. Today, on episode 87 of Producing Unscripted we’re thrilled to be joined by Troy DeVolld, TV Producer extraordinaire and best-selling author. His new book is…
Survive the Hollywood notes process without going insane or ruining your masterpiece. Mega producer and best-selling author Troy DeVolld tells you how.
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So lucky she married me!
 
15 Years ago today Joke and Biagio were married. They've been up to monkey business ever since!
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The two of us worked on this for about 2 weeks -- 10,000 word free guide. Enjoy!
 
How to Pitch a Reality Show - Ultimate Guide

We've been pitched by a lot of people who stumbled on some "bad web advice" that sent them down a less-than-helpful path.  So we wrote a free 10,000 word guide called "How to Pitch a Reality Show."  You can read the entire guide at the link below, and there's an option to "share" for a free PDF download.  Hope you find it helpful!
How to Pitch a Reality Show. Ultimate guide by two successful reality TV producers. Develop your pitches for networks. Where and how to pitch & sell shows.
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This ep helps you turn a passion project into a more sellable pitch -- or decide to keep it a passion project.  Both can make you happy. Only one will likely make you money :-)
 
Avoid This Pitch Mistake via +Joke and Biagio - TV Producers, Filmmakers 

"Today’s podcast ep is plain and simple.
We want you to stop confusing passion projects for TV projects you should be passionate about pitching."
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It's so great to see people out there willing to help others.
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Hey folks -- how are you using YouTube in conjunction with your channel?  Are you connecting it to your main profile, or to a google+ page?  Would love to know how you're feeling about the experience.
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Yeah, that's been us too.  We really like what +Tim Schmoyer of +Video Creators  and +ReelSEO  has to say about jazzing up a YouTube channel.  Going to try to make some time for it.
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Hey everyone: we made a little mistake with our Joke and Biagio g+ page and are starting fresh.  Could you do us a huge favor and help us get into 10 circles by circling us here: https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/105926982515225754209/105926982515225754209/posts  Thanks so much! 
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oh, all right.
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Production Hangovers: How To Survive, Recharge, & Move On

Production hangovers? It’s episode 86 of Producing Unscripted, and today we’re being way too honest. Want truth? Production can burn you out! Doesn’t matter how much you love your film or TV project. Doesn’t matter how impressively it comes together. At…
Producing TV and film will burn you out. When you give everything you have to your projects, one thing follows: production hangovers. Here's how to recover.
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There's nothing quite as odd as drafting your bio in the third person. But I finally decided to grow up and write one for the Joke Productions site. Enjoy!

http://jokeproductions.com/biagio-messina/
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Now hiring a lead assistant editor who knows Adobe Premiere inside and out.  Check out the post and send over a resume, or share with someone you think might be right. Thanks!
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For episode 30 of our podcast, we put together a road map featuring our best episodes -- and our best advice -- to help you pitch a show to us.  Hope we work together soon!
Podcast: | Subscribe: iTunes | Play in new window | Download (23.4MB) It’s episode 30, and we’re giving you the ultimate cheat sheet. Not sure how to start the process of pitching? Want to impress us with your professionalism? Have your pitch stand out above the piles of submissions we get? Here’s how. 7 Steps …
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Thanks so much, +Aneyah Elmore Really appreciate the kind words, and hope we make some great TV together.
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For those interested in working in Documentary Series, Unscripted Television, and Reality TV:
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Pitch Fests - Should You Ever Pay to Pitch?

Having sat on both sides of the table -- both pitching in "pitch pits" we paid a fee to attend (when we were starting out) and a few times on the other side of the table receiving pitches, we've seen a lot of people who don't benefit from the money they spend at these events.  

That's part of the reason we started our podcast - to provide a free, transparent process for aspiring unscripted and reality TV producers to pitch us their potential shows, and to educate people about what makes a good pitch in our industry.

That said, there is benefit to be had at these events if you go in prepared.  Since many of you will attend these events, especially if you're pitching screenplays, we put together these 4 simple rules to help you succeed in the "pitch pit gladiator arena."  

Just remember you can always pitch to us anytime -- free :-)  Just get a submission agreement by clicking "pitch us a show" at our site.
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Produce TV & Film. Podcast & blog to help you do the same.
Introduction
Biagio's married to Joke, and they make film & TV together.  Would love to find a project to work on together.  Learn more at Producing Unscripted.

Bragging rights
One beautiful daughter, an amazing son, and hundreds of hours of finished TV and film.
Education
  • UCLA
    Film and Television
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Gender
Male
Birthday
October 4
Relationship
Married
Other names
Joke Fincioen, Biagio Messina, Joke and Biagio
Work
Occupation
TV and Film Producer/Director Current TV Show: Snapped: She Made Me Do It on Oxygen
Skills
Making motion pictures.
Employment
  • Joke Productions, Inc.
    Owner, Executive Producer, present
    Current Show: Snapped: She Made Me Do it on Oxygen
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