Writing for Reality TV - 2014 Screenwriters World Conference Session
Just how "written" is Reality TV? It depends on the show. On one end of the spectrum are documentary style shows with rigorous rules of journalism that preclude any contrivance. On the other end of the spectrum are faux-reality shows where virtually everything is pre-scripted. And with 100+ reality shows on the air there's everything else in between. This session will explore the writing methods, techniques & tropes of various kinds of shows within the Reality TV genre. Learn what executive producers and supervising story producers do to shape the creative and what production company and network executives expect.