Working Lives: Business Affairs

 She deals with everything from book rights to script deals, development, broadcaster agreements, talent negotiations, financing and distribution. Carnie started out as a lawyer at a City law firm, but had her head turned during a secondment to MTV.

What does the job involve?

Essentially, it’s deal making: helping two sides agree commercial terms. In development, I could be taking out options on books, negotiating with scriptwriters’ agents, or making agreements with co-producers, broadcasters or distributors who are funding a series.

MTV Unplugged returns with Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher (Credit: MTV)

Gallagher was initially intended to perform on MTV Unplugged back in 1996 during his stint in Oasis, however, the rock ‘n’ roll star had to pull out due to medical reasons.

More than 20 years on, the award-winning music series will see the singer/songwriter perform a special set including chart topping tracks from his solo career and much-loved Oasis classics.

“I’m honoured to be performing at the legendary showcase that is MTV Unplugged,” said Gallagher.

Viacom partners with Facebook Watch to launch Stax on MTV in the UK

Stax (Credit: MTV)

Launching today and free to play, the quiz show will be broadcast live on the platform three times a week for ten weeks, and sees players answering pop culture questions.

Hosted by MTV news presenters such as Tinea Taylor and Tyler west, players will also have the chance to win a share of a big cash prize.

“We are always exploring new and innovative ways to engage and entertain our audiences, so we’re excited to be working with Facebook Watch as one of their first UK launch partners” commented Joanna Wells, Digital Content Vice President for MTV.

MTV UK reboots cult classic Cribs

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Launched in 2000, the original show achieved global success and included A-listers Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell and Beyoncé.

The revival will follow Cribs' previous format and will see popular celebrities showcasing their homes, allowing viewers an insight into their personal lives.

MTV International will also produce Geordie Cribs, five short episodes featuring past and present cast members that will air on Facebook Watch, YouTube and MTV’s international social platforms. The five-minute episodes will be available from 25th of February.

Noisy from Newcastle: Geordie Shore's success

Charlotte Crosby (Credit: MTV)

The tale of boozy, sexed-up Geordies – “I’m fit, I’m flirty and I’ve got double Fs”, as one of the cast memorably declared – has come a long way in a short time.

Geordie Shore – based on the US series Jersey Shore – first hit UK screens in May 2011 and has racked up 163 episodes. The MTV reality show has also sold abroad to more than 80 territories.

On the eve of its 18th series, Geordie Shore was put under the microscope at an RTS North East and the Border “Anatomy of a hit” event in mid-October.

New reality show The Royal World heads to MTV International

The six-part series will see nine aristocratic individuals from the UK, Russia, Austria, Nigeria, Ireland and America live together in a mansion in the British countryside.

The Royal World will take a look at their privileged lives and reveal the people behind the prestigious titles. With royal fever still abuzz following the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the series promises a glimpse at life of young royals as they navigate their way through their twenties as part of society's elite.

Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby lands her own reality show

Charlotte Crosby (Credit: MTV).

The tell-all show will follow Charlotte, going behind the scenes to capture heartbreak, hard work and the rekindling of relationships.

From her glamourous lifestyle travelling the world, to being herself at home, nothing will be off limits in this no holds barred series. Other famous faces are also set to make appearances.

The eight part series is set to air in March 2018.

What's next for reality TV?

MTV’s new reality offering is Spring Break With Grandad, which sees eight attractive young singletons head off to Cancun in Mexico for the “greatest vacation of their lives”. The catch? Their grandparents are coming along too.

The RTS spoke to the presenter of the show, Geordie Shore’s Gary Beadle, as well as Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing and TV executive Dom Bird about the popularity of the genre, and what comes next.