chapter  5
58 Pages

The Show and Tell of Reality TV

Themajority of producerswho sell a reality television series do so after

first working in the television industry for years, crafting a superb

re´sume´, gaining invaluable production experience, and developing

an extensive social network of everyone who is anyone in the busi-

ness.Unfortunately, the overwhelmingmajority of aspiring producers

do not enjoy the luxury of this professional pedigree. And although

these “outsiders” would seem to have little hope of penetrating the

seemingly impenetrable walls of show business, nothing could be

further from the truth, especially today.