Thursday 14th December 2023


9:00AM - 11:30AM


JMC Academy Melbourne, 

208 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205



  • Acting & Music Theatre
  • Entertainment Business
  • Music
  • Industry Events
  • Current JMC Student
  • JMC Alumni
  • Melbourne

Immerse yourself in a live audience podcast recording like no other!

JMC Academy is excited to announce our partnership with The Variety Australia Podcast. Bringing industry insights to our doorstep and yours with interviews featuring Australia's best and brightest entertainment industry talent. 

The Variety Australia Podcast is setting up a home at JMC Academy Melbourne for the second of three filmed episodes on, Thursday 14th December, 2023.  As always, we are so proud to be bringing our students along for the ride with our very own Audio Engineering, Film and Television, and Entertainment Business Management students becoming part of the Variety podcast crew to film three episodes with a live student audience. 

Amidst a backdrop of aspiring creatives, Variety Australia dive into real-world learning experiences from some of the most celebrated and accomplished figureheads in the film TV and media industries.

Join host Poppy Reid in this special episode, called: "Behind the Talent with Mark Klemens"

Poppy Reid

Poppy Reid is the Editor-In-Chief of Australia’s largest youth publisher, The Brag Media, which includes Rolling Stone AU/NZ, Variety Australia, Tone Deaf, The Brag and The Music Network under its umbrella.She is a multi-award winner, having won the Music Journalist of the Year award at the 2022 Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA), the Publishing accolade at this year’s Mediaweek Next of the Best Awards and more recently crowned The Champion of Change at The B&T Women In Media Awards

Mark Klemens Joined by Poppy is Mark Klemens, the Managing Director of Profile Talent Management, which looks after Hamish & Andy, David Campbell, Ross Noble, Sonia Kruger and Zoë Foster Blake. Mark has been involved in the management of high profile Australian artists and performers for many years and is a highly skilled and experienced negotiator having extensive experience in publishing, television and radio. Mark has developed a strong network of relationships across all major Australian media outlets.

Spaces are limited! Make sure to register your interest to be a part of the magic and witness some of our industries greatest in action. 


Catch up on the The Variety Australia Podcast below: