A 20-year TV veteran, Freed began his career at Entertainment Tonight, where he served as producer and director, and launched ET spinoff Hot Ticket, which ran for 3 seasons in first run syndication.
Berkley’s early credits include Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Wife Swap, and 100 Concerts in 100 Days, one of Yahoo’s first digital web series. A brief detour led to a degree from the Culinary Academy of Austin and ultimately brought her back to television for the Food Network series Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentiis.
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MARWAR JUNCTION PRODUCTIONS
Joseph Freed and Allison Berkley are the founders of Marwar Junction Productions, an independent production company, currently in a first-look deal with Entertainment One.
Freed and Berkley are the Executive Producers of A&E’s documentary anthology Autobiography, and Lifetime’s scripted movie, I Am Elizabeth Smart, which was nominated for two Critics’ Choice Awards, including Best Movie Made For Television. Their documentary Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil debuted on A&E in 2018.
They are Executive Producers of AMC’s Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror, set for Halloween of 2018, and recently launched the weekly pop-culture series Bossip on WEtv, which returns for a second season in 2018. Freed is the co-creator and Executive Producer of Little People, Big World, currently in production for its 13th season on TLC.
Freed and Berkley co-created and produced Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, a reality competition series co-produced by the Jim Henson Company for Syfy. They first worked together on CBS Television’s syndicated talk show Rachael Ray, producing more than 1,000 episodes. Rachael Ray brought them both Daytime Emmy nominations, with Freed winning back-to-back Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show in 2008 and 2009.