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I was able to review an upcoming episode of the Briefcase on CBS. It’s going to be an amazing show that you’re not gonna want to miss. The premise is that two very deserving families are given $100,000 a piece. They can keep it all to themselves or keep some of it or give it all to the other family. These families are in need of a helping hand. These families struggle with being out of work, broken down vehicles, medical bills, Iraqi war veterans with missing limbs and not able to work are just a few examples of the needs they have. They’re some very deserving families. But they have to make a choice whether to keep the money or give it to the other family. Can you imagine what $100,000 would do to help a family out? What would you do? It’s heartwarming story about the American spirit. It’s a must see for this summer’s shows. I will be tuning in week after week to see what happens with the next two families. This show premieres tomorrown night 5/27 from 7-8 PM CST. Check out the trailer below.
“THE BRIEFCASE is an eye-opening look into what matters most in people’s lives, taking the audience on an emotional roller coaster ride with a shocking ending each week,” said THE BRIEFCASE Creator and Executive Producer Dave Broome. “I’ve been incredibly impressed by just how generous Americans are, even with shrinking paychecks and rising debt, when there’s little left to give.”
Each week, two families have 72 hours to learn details about each other’s challenging circumstances and make the weighty decision of what to do with $101,000. However, what they don’t know is that the family with whom they are considering sharing this financial windfall received an identical briefcase with the same instructions. Throughout their journeys, relationships within both families will be tested and beliefs questioned as they find out what really matters most in their lives, and how much importance they place on values such as love, generosity, compassion and faith.
THE BRIEFCASE is produced by 25/7 Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. Dave Broome (Creator and Executive Producer, THE BIGGEST LOSER) and Faye Stapleton are executive producers. And a little about Dave Broome.
CEO/Executive Producer, 25/7 Productions
New York native Dave Broome received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from New York’s Hofstra University. In 1986, the diehard East Coaster moved West to host a radio sports-talk show on XTRA-FM, broadcast in Los Angeles and San Diego.
He eventually segued into television, producing live music specials and award shows for Clear Channel Communications. These included Ryan Seacrest’s American Top 40 Awards, Fox’s Jingle Ball Rock, and NBC’s Radio Music Awards. In 2003, Broome established his own 25/7 Productions, helming projects such as NBC’s Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope, a worldwide benefit held for theTsunami victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, which he co-produced with George Clooney.
In 2004, Broome created NBC’s longstanding hit, The Biggest Loser. Now in its 17th season, the show is an international brand and is seen in over 90 countries worldwide. Broome continues to be active as Executive Producer for the show.
Over the last 15 years, Broome has created and produced hundreds of hours of primetime network and cable series, including competition formats, docu-series, music specials, award shows and live television events for networks such as NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, CW, MTV, SPIKE, A&E, DISCOVERY, TURNER, LIFETIME, ABC Family, and many more.
Broome’s current show, The Briefcase, which follows American families who are going through financial hardships and given a briefcase of $101,000 but with a life altering decision to make, will be premiering on CBS on May 27.
He is currently casting for S.T.R.O.N.G. (Start to Realize Our Natural Greatness), a fitness-centric reality competition for NBC which takes a group of people who are looking to go through a mind-blowing physical and mental transformation and team them up with the world’s elite trainers to help them realize their full potential. The series has a 10-episode order and will be airing early next year.
He has also taken 25/7 Productions into the Hispanic marketplace, forming a partnership with Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s production company, Estefan Enterprises, together producing the all-Spanish docu-series Dale Con Ganas for Univision.
In addition to producing unscripted television, Broome has created scripted projects for HBO, DreamWorks and the USA Network as well as producing for NETFLIX the critically acclaimed sports documentary feature, Two Days In April. He has also created and produced several web series including AOL’s Jocks & Jills, a co-production with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment company and Startomorrow, an online music competition series with David Foster that aired on NBC.com.
In 2014, Broome and 25/7 Productions, signed an exclusive overall deal with Sony Pictures Television.
In a nutshell, Broome is a hands on producer who loves to create & develop projects that he is passionate about and that can make an impact in a profound and thought-provoking way.
Outside of the office, his passion carries over to his love of fitness, fine wine, and music, often composing both for himself and for various 25/7 projects.
PS I get to interview Dave in a few hours. Woot! Check back for more details.