How to Get Your Own Reality TV Show
5 Factors That Will Help You Launch Your Own Reality TV Show
Reality Television has been our century’s biggest marketing platform to launch individuals and businesses as brands, causing everyone to ask how to get your own reality TV show. Casting Producers scout CastMyReality.com not just for casting on current shows, but to discover new and unique people to build shows around. This article will help you understand how to pitch yourself and your life as a reality show or docuseries, and learn some of the key factors that influence the likelihood of you getting your own reality TV show.
Your lifestyle, profession, or family is something viewers haven’t experienced yet.
If people tell you that you should have your own reality show, they’re usually exaggerating their point. Real life doesn’t always translate well for TV. However, if the circumstances, setting, and characters in your immediate world are truly unique, then you have a better than average shot at grabbing the interest of producers. When a reality docuseries is filmed, there are hours and hours of coverage captured during production that never make it to air. From that coverage the producers cut together a linear story that follows the most compelling beats that show the dynamics between the characters, and the events in their lives. When that becomes entertaining to watch, then you have a show.
You and The People In Your Proposed Show Are Larger Than Life.
Reality TV wants people with strong personalities who aren’t afraid to express their feelings and views. It’s show business, not hide business, so you must have a personality that projects who you are and how you feel about your world and the people you interact with. When viewers watch shows, they want to experience a heightened reality. They want to see people in love, in conflict, in pursuit of passions, solving issues, creating issues, and you must be able to communicate with producers who you are and how you feel. Having a short video of yourself and others you’ve proposing as a show is critical. When a Casting Producer reads your profile, views your picture, and finds your world interesting, the next thing they’ll ask for is any videotape, and may just do a skype interview so they can see how you express yourself, your voice, your personality, etc.
Your Business or Profession Is A Process Viewers Haven't Witnessed Before.
Equal to the characters involved in any docuseries built around a business is the business itself. Viewers love watching a process where challenges are faced, and cool things are produced. Every business has its own “process”, so take a look at yours to know if it’s something we haven’t yet seen on television.
Understand How To Pitch Your Show & Yourself
Knowing how to pitch an ideas for a reality show is one thing. Knowing how to pitch your life as a new reality TV series is another. It's important to help the casting producers see what your world is about, and we'd potentially see in a show built around your life. Video is good. Skype conferences with producers are beneficial. But the first thing a producer sees is the description of yourself and your life. Be sure to key on the most interesting and ironic descriptions, similar to what a screenwriter would do to pitch a movie. Keep in mind, the show is about the future, not what you've done in your past. So be sure to detail interesting things that are going on in your life, or that you'll be involved in, so they'll know what they may potentially be covering in a new reality series about your family, business or lifestyle.
Pitch Your Profile.
The main objective is to connect with Reality TV Producers and Casting Executives. They know how to see potential in any person or subject pitched, and have the connections with network executives producing new shows. CastMyReality.com has many of the industry's top casting companies and reality TV production companies scouting our database and connecting with new talent like you. Casting professionals and producers can view your profile description, photos, links to media, and connect with you instantly via our platform. You can register as Cast or as an Expert.