CONVERTING YOUR UNIQUE EXPERTISE INTO GREAT TV
In these days of the YouTube generation and reality TV, we’ve got dating coaches helping us find love (Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, Logo’s Bad Sex), stylists perfecting our grooming rituals (The Look For Less, Project Runway, Tabitha’s Hair Salon), and even health and fitness experts shaping our bodies (any given Dr. Oz show). And one of the many lessons reality TV has taught us – besides how to conduct a passive-aggressive catfight, Housewives-style – is that there’s always room for new talent.
Reality TV widens the definition of “talent”, offering big opportunities for those of us who didn’t go to Juilliard or Yale Drama School. It can be a great vehicle for people with specific areas of interesting non-entertainment expertise (like therapy, pet-training, and even the lately-very-hot paranormal investigation). Creating a show is a great way to raise your profile and share what you know. If you or a friend has an interesting job or business, it’s worth investigating the possibility of pitching a show about it.
Here are the top 3 things to consider when creating your own reality show:
Something tells us that there isn’t a network exec out there who wouldn’t kill to discover the next Bethenny Frankel after seeing the sharp-tongued and outgoing businesswoman and mother explode across the pop culture landscape and make her mark in the genre.
You could be next!