The Backstage Project – Sports & Entertainment Podcast

The Backstage Project – Sports & Entertainment Podcast


Latest Episodes

Gamifying the Movie Theatre Experience – Aaron Silverberg in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 031
May 09, 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.

Revenue Architects… Beyond the : 30-second spot – Derek Myers, Christos Nikitopoulos, Kevin Worsley in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 030
May 04, 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 integratio...

King of the Deal – Phil King in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 029
April 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 wasn’t much sports to watch until the adven...

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

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

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

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

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

The Licensing Game – Jim Neish in conversation with TBP Podcast EP 023
March 02, 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.

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