How To Get On A Reality TV Show
These shows are creating stars who have absolutely no acting experience, however the participants definitely bring their character to the show.
Shows like So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, and Top Model all require some degree of talent, and contestants are required to meet a certain criteria. However the market is also open to people who are willing to live out their lives in front of cameras set up to capture their every move.
Jersey Shore, Big Brother, and Teenage Mom have all created household names based on the real life experiences of the people in these reality shows. They have all made non-actors famous without employing an actors and models agency for traditional representation.
The great thing about reality shows is that the production company is always in need of new participants, and don’t have to find an actors talent agency to submit you for a chance to be considered as a cast member. This is an opportunity to bring your personality to the casting call, and be yourself.
If you are interested in being on a reality show, there are a few guidelines that you need to be aware of before going to the audition.
Plan to attend at least two auditions for the show you want to appear on. Research the casting dates, and go the the ones that are close to your area. You will give the casting directors a second chance to see your true personality if your first audition didn’t go as well as you hoped.
Take some time to learn as much as you can about the people who were casted on previous shows, and study the different types of personalities to see if there are any similarities to your own.
Reality shows cast people who are engaging, and interesting to watch on a weekly basis because they need ratings for the show to be a success, and stay on the air. It’s important to be confident, and bring your true self to the audition. Without exaggerating your character show the person you will be on camera throughout the taping of the show.
Although you may be a cool, calm, collected individual in your daily life, be prepared to encounter other personalities on the show that may bring out the worst in you should you become a cast member on a reality TV show.
Before going to the casting call, make peace with the fact that you may not be seen in the same light that you’re viewed in by family, and friends. Millions of people around the world will scrutinize your life on a weekly basis so be ready to lose your privacy if you’re casted for the show.
Ensure you read all the rules, and submit all of the required information to avoid having your submission rejected. Practice answering the types of questions you see contestants being asked, and learn your song, or dance routine to give your best performance if the show you’re auditioning for calls for it.
If you are asked to submit a video of yourself, make a few copies and choose the best one that highlights your strengths, and also your weaknesses for the submission.
Keep your video as professional as you possibly can because the judges will select the best candidates from the submissions they receive. Don’t be boring, and do your best to make sure the information you share about yourself is interesting, and your personality isn’t a faked version of who you truly are.
New Reality TV Shows are being created regularly and it’s becoming a lot easier for anyone with the ability to allow strangers into their lives to get on a Reality TV Show.