P145 Teletext 145 Apr13 21:11:10       ————————————————————————————  BE MY GUEST   Ever wondered who works behind the scenes, trying to persuade all the big stars to appear on TV shows? In our regular series on jobs in the media we profile the job of a television celebrity booker. Pete Gair has been working as the celebrity booker for This Morning with Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan for the past three-and-a-half years. How does he entice stars on to the show? ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— by Andy Panos gHAT'S HAPPENING IN CLUBLAND? p494 Angst Big Screen TV Digitiser
P145 Teletext 145 Apr13 21:11:10       ————————————————————————————  BE MY GUEST   TV celebrity booker Pete Gair's day starts at 9.30am. He scans the papers for celebrity stories and news of new films and TV shows in productionN "I have to know everything that's going on in the media and celebrity world," says Pete. "If I'm on top of my job there should be no surprises in the news or magazines. "Then PRs will phone me trying to book their act on the show." ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Planet Sound 480 Mega-Zine 142 GET DIGITISED p170 Angst Big Screen TV Digitiser
P145 Teletext 145 Apr13 21:04:01       ————————————————————————————  BE MY GUEST   This Morning's celebrity booker Pete Gair says you need to remain calm at all times for a job like his. "Working in TV is quite stressful and pressurised," says Pete. "It's no good having a fit when something doesn't go right. If a guest cancels at the last minute you have to be able to find another guest straight away." "You need to be a good communicator and be very tactful," explains Pete. ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— Eco-Scene 148 Mega-Zine 142 PLANET SOUND p480 Angst Big Screen TV Digitiser
P145 Teletext 145 Apr13 21:06:00       ————————————————————————————  BE MY GUEST   If you want a job in TV as a celebrity booker or researcher, This Morning's Pete Gair says you must have a thorough knowledge of the media. "A media studies course is helpful. But the important thing is getting your foot in the door, as a runner or post room assistant. Find out everything that's happening in the media. "Try to cultivate any important contacts and be friendly." ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Get 'Ziney 142 Angst 146 DIGITISER p170 Angst Big Screen TV Digitiser
P145 Teletext 145 Apr13 21:00:00       ————————————————————————————  BE MY GUEST   This Morning's celebrity booker Pete Gair left university with an English degree and then went on to do a short course in TV productionN He started making his own documentaries on a small Hi-8 camera and advises TV wannabes to be resourceful and make their own programmes. And if you make it, the pdrks are great "I get schmoozed by record and film companies with free dinners!" says Pete ——————————————————————————————————5'6—— Get 'Ziney 142 Angst 146 DIGITISER p170 Angst Big Screen TV Digitiser
P145 Teletext 145 Apr13 21:10:11       ————————————————————————————  BE MY GUEST   Celebrity booker Pete Gair once arranged for Salman Rushdie to be interviewed on This Morning "It was like a military operation. Only me and Metropole knew about it." "But things like that make the job worthwhile. It's great when we get guests that nobody else hasN 'f had Sandra Bullock on, which was a coup." "It's a stressful job but I can't imagine doing anything else." ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— Get 'Ziney 142 Angst 146 TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT p400 Angst Big Screen TV Digitiser