|Pete Berg '07|
|Actual Reality Pictures|
Pete Berg works as a Segment Producer for Actual Reality Pictures in Hollywood, California. Actual Reality is a medium-sized independent company that produces several Reality TV/Documentary series, including “Flip That House,” “30 Days,” and “America’s Greatest Dog.”
The show that Pete works on is a home renovation series on TLC called “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” which focuses on the American mortgage crisis. He spends most of his days out in the field, either coordinating shoots or shooting himself, and has a lot of creative freedom. He’s responsible for finding and developing the story of each of the episodes he works on and then shooting coverage and conducting interviews which will tell that story. He works on every stage of the production from casting to post-production.
“I have Ithaca College to thank for getting me this job. I first worked at Actual Reality Pictures as an intern in the IC LA Program, which directly led me to getting my first job with ARP as a Production Assistant. (I spent the summer between my junior and senior years at IC living in LA and working on “Flip That House” for TLC.) When I moved back out to Los Angeles after graduation, I got offered a job as an Associate Producer at ARP, and I quickly moved up to Segment Producer. One of the main reasons I was hired at the producer level so quickly was because of the reality series I produced for ICTV as a student (“The Race”) and that really impressed my boss. The skills that I learned at IC, and the real world experience I gained as an IC student, really put me ahead of other people just entering the television field.”