Troy with legendary screenwriting guru Syd Field at StoryExpo in 2013.
Troy DeVolld is a writer/producer in the reality television genre and is widely recognized as one of the world’s top speakers on reality television.
DeVolld began his career working on Mtv’s Fear and The Osbournes and has gone on to write and/or produce for major reality hits Dancing With the Stars, The Surreal Life, Flipping Out, Black Gold, Hollywood Game Night and more. He and his producing team were jointly nominated for a Daytime Emmy® for their work on Style Network’s Split Ends.
Troy’s 2011 book, Reality TV: An Insider’s Guide to Television’s Hottest Market, has remained on a number of bestseller lists since its release, and is widely regarded as the definitive text on reality television’s storytelling process. He has lectured in places as far-flung as Los Angeles, London, Chicago and Tel Aviv, and is easily one of the most sought-after experts on the genre, having made countless radio and TV appearances and being quoted by Time, NewsWeek, Emmy® Magazine and more.
He is a graduate of Full Sail University (where he was the ninth alumnus inducted into their Hall of Fame) and a member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Caucus for Producers Writers and Directors, and the WGAw’s Nonfiction Writers Caucus.
Troy is represented by Beth Bohn of Bohn Management.
“The King of Reality Television.” – Dov Simens