POWERHOUSE GLOBAL MAGAZINE (PGMAG)
JOHNY PACH (JP)
BRITISH TV HOST
From the London Red Carpet to Host of a brand new show AMERICA’S NEXT INVESTMENT.
Interview was conducted by:
PGMAG: You have interviewed the likes of Angelina Jolie, Chris Pratt, Daniel Radcliffe, David Hasselhoff, Corey Feldman, Ed Sheeran, Will I AM, Tom Jones, and other Hollywood A-listers on the red carpet, why do celebs resonate to you so much?
JP: One of the reasons that I connect so well with celebrities is because I keep things real. I always try my best to consider the feelings of my interviewee, which is why I’m always friendly, enthusiastic, and warming. When I’m on the red carpet, I always try to make celebrities feel at ease. Whether it’s through a friendly greeting or a few nice compliments, I do whatever I can to make things run smoothly. I never fail to bring energy to the red carpet, and constantly have a smile on my face. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that celebrities love to talk about themselves, so I’m always certain to ask questions that’ll make the celebrity happy! I’d like to think that these attributes allow celebrities to enjoy their interview experience with me!
PGMAG: What techniques do you use when interviewing celebs on the red carpet?
JP: First and foremost, I try to ask really engaging questions. By the time a celebrity comes to your interview, they’ve probably heard the same questions again and again. That is why it is essential to have original, thought-provoking, and engaging questions. On top of this, I always try to make a celebrity feel relaxed around me. The key to getting a good interview is creating trust with your interviewee, so I aim to gain a celeb’s trust by making them feel comfortable and relaxed. Finally, I always try to be happy on the red carpet. I look my guest in the eyes, get them to engage with the viewers, and bring an aura of happiness.
First and foremost, I try to ask really engaging questions. By the time a celebrity comes to your interview, they’ve probably heard the same questions again and again. That is why it is essential to have original, thought-provoking, and engaging questions.
PGMAG: As a Celebrity Host, share a few mind-blowing interviews.
JP: Over my career, I’ve had quite a few mind-blowing interviews. There are, however, two that stick out. The first of the two was an interview with James Hong. I think it is fair to say that I got a bit starstruck when interviewing James at the Hollywood Christmas Parade, largely because I am a huge fan of his work! Whilst he was promoting his new film at the time (Kung Fu Panda 2), the two of us had some great fun and ended up putting on a great show for the audience. It was so light-hearted and jovial, which is why it will always be one of my favorites.
Second, on the list is my interview with Angelina Jolie. At the time, Angelina was promoting a film that she had a role in. She was supposed to talk to a few people from major broadcasters, but the people from those broadcasters just crumbled and couldn’t get their questions out. So, I capitalized on the situation and got a really great interview with Angelina, whilst my competitors were unable to do so. That will forever be a great memory!
PGMAG: Tell us about your Hollywood shows,“Showbuzz” and “The Spin” on EDMTV.
JP: Showbuzz was my own red-carpet show. I loved the show so much because it was me doing what I do best. The show was on SKY, and showed me at film premieres interviewing A-listers. It was a dream of mine to land this kind of role, because it allowed me to visit The Chinese Theatre, The Egyptian Theatre, and Hollywood Boulevard. I was totally in my element when I was filming the show, and it was really fun to be involved with it as a producer, as well as a host. As for The Spin on EDMTV, I spent a lot of time in a studio in North Hollywood. I spent most of my time interviewing the top names within house music and the EDM scene, which was an amazing experience. I spoke a lot about music, festivals, DJs, and more. The fact that it was a studio-based show was great, because it presented me with a different challenge. I was able to work with producers, with an earpiece in, and with an autocue, so it was all really awesome for me!
Showbuzz was my own red-carpet show. I loved the show so much because it was me doing what I do best. The show was on SKY, and showed me at film premieres interviewing A-listers. It was a dream of mine to land this kind of role, because it allowed me to visit The Chinese Theatre, The Egyptian Theatre, and Hollywood Boulevard.
PGMAG: Your recent opportunity is to host the show, “America’s Next Investment” with VC Media in LA. What excites you the most?
JP: I am really excited to host ANI, a show has large similarities to NBC’s “Shark Tank”, it is a platform designed to spread awareness and to help raise investment for the world’s most innovative business ideas. I will be covering each episode, interviewing the business owners of their revolutionary business ideas, discussing the technology and the challenges along the way. From being a fellow entrepreneur myself, this show really excites to learn from fellow business owners about their journey and creating something inspiring, motivational for the US viewing public.
I am really excited to host ANI, a show has large similarities to NBC’s “Shark Tank”, it is a platform designed to spread awareness and to help raise investment for the world’s most innovative business ideas.
PGMAG: What do you enjoy most about the entertainment business?
JP: For me, I love how creative the entertainment business can be. There are so many chances to be creative within the industry, as an actor, presenter, or director, for example. This means that you are always creating content, which is something I love. This might sound cliché, but I also love the glitz and glamour associated with the entertainment industry. I love how extravagant events can be, and how inventive people are behind the scenes. It gives you a real buzz to be in such a magnificent environment! Lastly, I love the fact that you can meet so many incredible people. Everyone is so amazing!
PGMAG: Do you prepare differently for a red carpet versus a film festival or fashion show?
JP: Put simply, yes. For a red-carpet film premiere, knowledge is really important. You need to know EVERYTHING about the film, which requires lots of research. This allows you to have in-depth interviews with celebrities. Also, at a film premiere, it is always best to try to get behind the scenes information. Also, at a film premiere, it is always best to try to get behind the scenes information. When it comes to fashion shows or festivals, you still need to do research, but this time into the fashion industry. You’ll want to know about designers and their work. The major difference with a fashion show, however, is that you want to spend more time researching the event itself. This is important because it will affect your presenting style, so that you can engage with your audience as best as possible.
PGMAG: What are you most proud of during your 15-year career in the entertainment industry?
JP: I am most proud of initially making it to Hollywood. There are so many British Presenters who dream about making it to Hollywood, but it is really tough. The fact that I made it a reality was so pleasing. It all started as a vision board for me, and eventually, I made it all happen through hosting the House of Ikons event, which led to me being picked up by SKY. I was lucky to get the opportunity, but I definitely think I created the luck in this case by being so passionate.
I love how creative the entertainment business can be. There are so many chances to be creative within the industry, as an actor, presenter, or director, for example. This means that you are always creating content, which is something I love.
PGMAG: Which celebs do you believe are the most influential? Who would you love to interview?
JP: Personally speaking, I’d love to interview Jim Carey because he is one of my favorite actors. His spiritual side really interests me too, so I’d love to talk to him about spiritualism and life in general. I also really like Michael J. Fox. When I was a kid, I’d watch his films over When I was a kid, I’d watch his films over and over again. I admire his acting skills so much – he’s so iconic!
PGMAG: Tell us about your new podcast “The Johny Pach Show.” Who have you enjoyed interviewing the most?
PGMAG: The Johny Pach Show podcast was created during isolation. It has been amazing to have over 6500 downloads within the first seven weeks of the show and I’m really keen to get more! We have received great reviews from magazines such as “The Hollywood Times”, “Voyage LA”and “Corporate Vision Magazine”. With the show, I was keen to interview figures from all walks of life – entrepreneurs, spiritual leaders, TV personalities, real estate agents, and more – to really inspire people during these challenging times. It’s hard to pick one specific interview because all the interviews have been amazing in their own right. The show is getting bigger and bigger, we have some incredible high profile guests booked in over the next few months and you can access the show on itunes, stitcher, spotify, youtube and my website www.johnypach.com/ podcast.
PGMAG: What would people be surprised to know about you?
JP: I think people would be surprised to know that I am always listening to motivational content. I listen to so many podcasts and watch so many YouTube videos to allow me to live the best possible life. On top of this, I always meditate twice daily, in order to reset my mind and put it at peace. It is really important for me to have my mind at ease, because I am so busy these days! Finally, I love to play my handpan drum!
PGMAG: Where do you see yourself in 2-years?
JP: In two years, I will be living in Los Angeles. I hope to be married by then, with two children, and to have a nice house in the Hollywood Hills. I also want to have a TV Production company, alongside my other businesses. On top of this, I want to be acting in movies, hosting mainstream TV channels, and ultimately living my best life possible!