TV show dares producers to apply

23 December, 2008 by IF

[press release from Metro Screen]

A brand new TV show to be broadcast on TVS in 2009 is seeking TV producers who think they have got a daring idea for an episode on Dare I Ask? a weekly half hour show produced by Metro Screen and the University of Western Sydney.


Dare I Ask? will ask the questions we all want to know the answers to – but it might not be answers we get, rather more questions instead! Through a selection of guests, Dare I Ask? will do just that, ask questions and let opinions come to life. Real people talking about things we come across everyday.

“We’ve just finished recording our first series of four episodes to get the idea off the ground, we’ve selected our hosts for the show and now we’re seeking ideas for episodes for the series next year”, said Series Producer Linda Mirabilio.

A volunteer-run production, Dare I Ask? was born out of a commitment to community television and training. Both UWS and Metro Screen have partnered to revive community television in Sydney and provide intelligent, thought-provoking ideas on the screen. The show aims to train people in multicam television broadcast and provide people with experience an avenue to work on a weekly TV show.

Each week Dare I Ask? delves into a different topic and featured guests deliberate the topic. The first four episodes asked Is Marijuana harmful even if it helps you? Good graffiti/bad graffiti – is there a difference?, Body art or body destroy: do genital piercings go too far? and Is Christmas a religious festival or a marketing campaign?

“Weʼre seeking TV producers who we’d like to produce their own episode of Dare I Ask? They can work with their own research teams or on their own. The idea is to make this a completely collaborative process and offer the opportunity to be part of the creative process. It’s a great way to get a screen credit and work in a professional broadcast environment,” said Linda Mirabilio.

Producers will have to pitch their ideas, source guests and do background research for their proposed episode.

As well as producers the show is seeking volunteers to be part of the production crew each week.

“We’re also looking for people who want to get hands-on experience in multi-cam TV production, including camera operators, vision switchers, production assistants and segment producers who are keen to hit the streets of Sydney and produce extra content for the show”.

Workshops will be held in early 2009 in the main areas of production to get people initiated and ready to be part of the Series in 2009.

To get involved email Series Producer, Linda Mirabilio at or phone 9356 1820. Please indicate your area of interest in the subject line.