Bregman took his assignment seriously and expected the full co-operation of Major General George S. Hammond, and all those under his command, to interview and film. However, SG-1 and Hammond didn't want Bregman at the SGC and made every effort to follow the President's orders "to the letter". He would not allow the film crew access to the embarkation room whenever a wormhole was active—they were forbidden to witness any ongoing activities.
His mother once said he had "some nerve," which is how he conducts himself when he is denied that which he feels is rightfully his -- especially access to material he believes the public has a right to know about. Bregman was briefed by the Department of Defense before beginning his project at the SGC. He started off on the wrong foot with many of the base personnel, who found his presence and demeanor to be callous, intrusive, and interfering with normal base operations in order to create a "reality show" no-one other than the top brass will probably ever see.
During his interviews, he befriended Dr. Janet Fraiser. However, following a skirmish with the Goa'uld on P3X-666, Bregman was allowed clearance to recently declassified files -- including footage of the death of Fraiser on the planet, accidentally caught on video by Dr. Daniel Jackson. He later filmed Fraiser's memorial service and included it in the documentary.
One of Bregman's most eager goals was to get Colonel Jack O'Neill on tape for the documentary. But it was only after Bregman had made peace with Hammond after Fraiser's death, and convinced him that his intentions were sincere, that O'Neill agreed to be interviewed. Hammond approved the final documentary, telling Bregman it is a shame that no-one will ever see it. (SG1: "Heroes, Part 1", "Heroes, Part 2")
Some months later, when millionaire Alec Colson was publicly exposing what little he knew about the existence of aliens and the Stargate program, Bregman left thirteen messages on Dr. Daniel Jackson's cell phone. (SG1: "Covenant")
- Years prior to the events at the SGC, Bregman lost his wife in circumstances not revealed; he still wears his wedding band.
- Bregman is an anagram for Bergman (Ingmar), the famous Swedish movie director.
- First name of the character (Emmett) is homage to Emmett Jones, best known as John Murphy, director and producer of documentaries about Stargate series.