My name is John Mader. I am a Producer that has worked in every form of the media industry in one way or another for over 20 years.
I have done everything from reality TV to medium budget features up to multi-million dollar an episode/week scripted network TV shows costing over a hundred million a season. And during that time I have worked in every position on a project above and below the line.
I have produced 2 separate shows for 2 separate studios/networks at the same time, managing over 200 cast and crew, servicing each of the key players involved and each studio/network unique protocols and needs.
Shooting 2 separate multi-cam shows at the same time I have had to shoot 1 epi for 1 studio on Monday/Tuesday while cross boarding 2 separate episodes for an entirely different studio and then shoot them that same week on location Wednesday and Thursday to get the crew back on the lot to shoot on stage the second half of Thursday and Friday. Taking what would have been 4 days of shooting and making it 3 splitting the crew and the gear between the studios so that both saved money.
I have spent several months shooting reality on the ocean and in jungle swamps in foreign countries with a crew of 5 for only a couple hundred grand, then done the same on stage.
I have done multiple episodes a week for the run of the series in the 10/90 format.