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While I cannot recommend an individual agency, if your company already has shows on the air, you are right to consider an agent at this point.  All of the major agencies have a presence in non-fiction in NYC, as do

Posted in Reality TV

The first factor would be determining what you are contributing to the pitch and how it is valued by the buyer. If you are a reality TV industry professional with strong contacts in the production or network world for shows

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Q: Follow-up – what if I were to accept whatever payment this credited producer is offering me for my creation (a scripted dramatic series), would I be able to leverage whatever notoriety the show would hopefully generate for me once

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Q: I have just been cast into a new reality show and the pilot has been commissioned by a major tv network. The show is based around my existing business (as well as that of 3 other cast members) but

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In this instance, you absolutely must hire a reality attorney who has represented a business that has been featured on a show.  To confirm, is your business the central focus of a series?  Or would you be featured as an

Posted in Reality TV

Q: I own a property that I pitched to a producer in LA that he would like to produce for a major cable network in the US. How much is a typical per episode fee for my property? I feel

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If I understand correctly, you control the rights to an idea or format for a show that you pitched to a producer.  He would like to execute the show, which has not yet been produced and lives only on paper

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The most important thing you can do is look at the industry in terms of career trajectory.  That being said, entry positions generally are production assistant (“PA”) positions, and that’s okay, because you truly want to learn everything you can

Posted in Reality TV

You are not likely to get a reality agent just with show pitches because agents are paid based on a percentage of sales and reality shows do not generate money when they are “sold.”  Typically, our agents represent show runners

Posted in Reality TV

You absolutely must have an established reality attorney who’s done talent deals (if you’re a member of my Show Starter Online Group, we have a list of highly credited attorneys on the site).  It is not an option – and

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