O'Reilly logo

Reality Check by Michael Essany

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter | four

Facing Reality

If you approach any person on the streets of Los Angeles and ask, “How’s your screenplay coming along?” there’s an excellent possibility that he or she will give you an elaborate spiel on their “exciting” project.

In recent years, reality television producers have grown just as omnipresent as the aspiring screenwriters often lampooned for their ubiquity. Nonetheless, whether you’ve written a project for film or developed a concept for reality TV, the industry is always looking for the next big thing—film, series, or whatever promises to generate the most revenue at the time.

Unfortunately, though, for the scores of talented producers who believe they have come up with “the next big reality show,” there is little ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required