Jon Collins has been working in unscripted television for nearly 20 years. He started as a tape logger on the first season of HBO’s Project Greenlight. His credits include The Bachelor and Bacheloette, Project Runway, and House Hunters, just to name a few. And he’s worked on shows at MTV, TLC, E!, HGTV – the list goes on and on. Today, Jon shares the kind of advice that can only be garnered from two decades of experience. From dealing with the notes process, to putting together story in post, shaping a season of television…and so much more. If you are thinking of a career in unscripted television, this episode is a much listen. [Read more…]
Want to Learn how to Make Reality TV?
We’re Joke and Biagio, and we make reality TV shows, documentaries, and factual programming for a living.
When we were starting out, it was almost impossible to get anyone to tell us HOW to break into unscripted film and television, much less get them to hear our pitches. We’re going to change all of that for you… [Read more…]
Want to get a reality TV concept or documentary series on Television? Here are three real-world examples from people just like you who teamed up with us to make it happen. Plus take-aways you can steal to bring your ideas to television. [Read more…]
Trying to break into reality television or documentary series? Don’t pitch these four kinds of shows. You’re welcome 🙂 [Read more…]
Reality TV worlds or documentary locations: what makes them worthy of a TV show? They still need to be populated with great reality TV characters. However, sometimes, those characters are not enough to sell a reality television show. That’s when the show’s world or setting becomes hugely important. [Read more…]
Reality TV characters, documentary series subjects — have you discovered real life people you want to put on television? Don’t waste your time, cash, or other precious resources unless your characters have these 6 Traits. [Read more…]
Create, Pitch, Sell and Make Reality Television and Documentary series by knowing five magic words. Knowing and using these five words makes you look like a pro, and makes us want to work with you. [Read more…]
The Pro Writer Course from Stephanie Palmer is aimed at writers, but provides sharp advice for anyone who wants to work in Hollywood or the entertainment industry. Stephanie has given readers of this site a coupon for $50 off the price — just use this Pro Writer Course coupon code: JOKE50. [Read more…]
Develop Reality TV & Documentary Series Without Going Broke from Joke & Biagio – Producing Unscripted: Transcript for Episode 004
This episode covers how to develop reality TV and documentary series while making the most of your resources. And let’s face it…none of us have unlimited funds or boundless resources. Our goal is to keep you from spending one second or one dime more than is necessary to develop reality TV, documentary series, or unscripted TV. [Read more…]