BYOD is hosted & produced by Ondi Timoner, director of “DIG!,” “JOIN US” and “WE LIVE IN PUBLIC,” and has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice. Each week the show explores a different documentary filmmaker or aspect of filmmaking, with special guests and a live Q&A– diving deep into creative process and the business realities of producing and distributing films. Ondi shares her insider views, opinions, and personal stories, welcoming audience participation. BYOD aims to entertain, inform, and elevate documentaries in general by bringing attention to films and film makers that deserve exposure.
Buzzsaw is a weekly talk show hosted by Tyrel Ventura featuring Sean Stone, fresh from the truTV investigative program, “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura,” and Tabetha Wallace. Buzzsaw is raw, honest and unflinching, and reports the news stories that permeate the current of society, but are nowhere to be seen in mainstream media.
Media Mayhem is a weekly show hosted by Allison Hope Weiner, a lawyer and journalist who’s covered Hollywood for more than fifteen years. The show gives the audience a chance to see what goes on behind the scenes in the media world. Through interviews with journalists, lawyers, writers and other people who work in the world of media, Allison reveals why certain stories are published, why others are never told and how the conflict between the advertising and editorial sections of a company often determines content. This show is an effort to give viewers the information they need so they can become more discerning and discriminating consumers of media content.
Walter Kirn is a novelist, critic, editor, and essayist who lives in Los Angles and Montana. He is the National Correspondent for the New Republic and an editor at large for Byliner.Com. A former contributing editor at Time and Vanity Fair and the former literary editor of GQ, his work has appeared in numerous national magazines and newspapers, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Travel and Leisure, and New York, where he was the chief book critic for many years. His book reviews have also appeared regularly on Slate.com and in The New york Times Sunday Book Review.
Kirn’s highly praised and widely-translated books include five novels, a short story collection (My Hard Bargain), and a memoir (Lost in the Meritocracy). His best known novel is Up in The Air, which was made into the Oscar-nominated movie of the same title. His autobiographical novel, Thumbsucker, was also made into a feature film, and his more recent novel, Mission to America, is in the process of being developed for the screen. Over the years, Kirn has appeared regularly on national television (The Colbert Report; Real Time with Bill Maher, etc.) to discuss both his own work and current events. He is a graduate of Princeton and Oxford Universities and has two children.