NOVA ENTERTAINMENT/ VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA Network Imaging Producer BRAD LEASK is the finalist in the sixth annual IRON IMAGER Contest, an international radio imaging contest where production professionals compete for the coveted title of World’s Best Imager.
LEASK will face off against IRON IMAGER 2016 titleholder, SOUTHERN CROSS AUSTEREO/SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA TRIPLE M IMAGING's SIDESHOW MIKE ANDERSEN, in a head-to-head live competition on THURSDAY, MAY 4th at the WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT at the W HOLLYWOOD Hotel.
LEASK and ANDERSEN will produce an original imaging piece for a format unannounced until the day of the competition. Contestants will use elements from one of BENZTOWN’s 20 production libraries, voiceover talent roster, and an original script created by the BENZTOWN team. The 2017 IRON IMAGER will be declared and presented at 10:55a on FRIDAY, MAY 5th, in the General Session Room.
"[BENZTOWN CEO ANDREAS SANNEMANN] and I have always been impressed with how great radio is in AUSTRALIA," BENZTOWN Pres. DAVE “CHACHI” DENES said. "It’s amongst the most creative in the world. SIDEY and BRAD are both instrumental in the sound of their respective station groups and we’re honored to have them participate."
“I am excited to see two of the world’s best imagers fight for the belt," SANNEMANN said. "It will be an epic battle between a highly decorated imaging veteran known for countless awards, genius writing and creative skills and a youngster, who is really keen to win and is pushing the boundaries of what is possible technically in production these days. Let’s get ready to rumble!”
“I am pinching myself. I’m extremely humbled to have my name in the same sentence as the imaging unit that is Sideshow," IRON IMAGER 2017 finalist BRAD LEASK said. "I still can’t believe I get to travel to L.A and take him on for the IRON IMAGER title.”
“Ha ha ... I know BRAD," 2016 IRON IMAGER SIDESHOW “SIDEY” MIKE ANDERSEN said. "He’s a top bloke. And he’s been taught by one of the best -- NOVA’s MATTY DOWER (my arch nemesis) -- Needless to say, I’ve dropped a nugget in my pants. Game on, BRAD!”