Summer not only marks the season for a boatload of new reality TV shows to begin airing, it’s also high season for reality TV open calls for shows looking to air come Fall!
So, if you want to make THIS THE YEAR THAT YOU GET CAST ON THE REALITY TELEVISION SHOW OF YOUR DREAMS… take a look at this video for some helpful hints on HOW TO ACE YOUR OPEN CALL!
1. DON’T BABBLE (Check out this video for more on that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuDn1CNiuVU&feature=plcp)
2. FILL OUT YOUR APP AT HOME (Sign up for my FREE FIVE DAY COURSE at http://howdoigetonarealityshow.com/ to get info on how make your application ROCK!)
3. STAND IN BETWEEN TWO DUDS. Not dudes, DUDS. As in, boring people who can help make YOU look SUPER INTERESTING by proxy! IT WORKS!!
Now, go get ‘em!
Hate to be the bearer of bad news when it comes to reality tv casting advice, but Casting Directors DO NOT like giving out their phone numbers! So… if you’ve recently applied, auditioned or open call’ed your ass off and are waiting for that call — it’s most likely gonna come from a BLOCKED or UNKNOWN number.
Pick. It. Up.
And watch this video:
PS – Sorry for the stretched video – it’ll get fixed eventually, but I wanted to get this up!
Okay, so you’ve just filmed the most amazing Amazing Race audition video ever. Or, maybe you just sung your heart out for the next season of The Voice. Or, maybe the reason you skipped work or school today and ran around with your Flipcam like a crazy person was for Survivor, Big Brother, or the The Bachelorette.
Now, the moment of truth has arrived. It’s time to submit!
STOP! Before you hit that submit button and put your fate in a reality TV casting directors hands, take a day to sit on it. You’ve been all up your audition video’s business for quite a while and you need a little perspective. You need to sit back and ask yourself – is this the best my video is going to be?
Remember, just because it took you hours or days to film, doesn’t mean it’s winning an Oscar (or winning over the casting director). Watch my video for more tips and tricks on what to do BEFORE you hit submit on your reality television application video.
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It looks like years of casting America’s next great reality show star have finally paid off.
Look for me on a very special 20/20: Reality Rule$: When TV Gets Real.
(Just like Ke$ha!)
Seriously though, I was interviewed by the lovely and charming Deborah Roberts ( and the GREATEST PRODUCER ever – Eric Strauss) a couple of weeks ago in LA on all things reality TV. She popped by for a casting session and got an insiders look on how casting producers find talent.
It was a ton of fun! I hope you all watch tomorrow night on ABC at 10pm/9 Central! Click below for more info!
When is the best time to apply for a reality TV show? No, not when during the casting process, but when during the run of the entire series? I had an AHA! moment the other day and I think the answer (and reason why) might enlighten and inform you!
This simple, easy and discreet technique – called SUN BREATHING – I’m about to teach you will greatly reduce your nerves pre-audition, open call or interview!
I get this question so much I had to do a post on it.
Question: What Type of Song Should I Play In My Reality TV Audition Video? Well, I have TWO answers for that… watch the video and find out.
PS – What song would YOU pick? Post in Comments and I’ll give my thoughts!
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