Contest Update: Yikes.


Well, the contest is still on through the end of March, so pass it on — You can win dinner with me here in LA or $100 in http://www.mwp.com titles just for sending me a picture of you with your copy (or any copy, really) of Reality TV: An Insider’s Guide to TV’s Hottest Market.Continue reading “Contest Update: Yikes.”

Supertrailers and Superteases


I’ll be spending a good part of my day today reworking a supertrailer cut, and I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned these before on the blog. A supertrailer is the short one to three minute preview of an entire season of a show that’s used in marketing. You can often find them posted onContinue reading “Supertrailers and Superteases”

I’ll Be Back Soon!


You’ve no doubt noticed that I haven’t posted in a little while save for the link to the TODAY show appearance. Things have been hectic with the ultra-whammy of the book launch, multiple shows in production and loads of other crazy things going on. Things should be back to normal by early next month, soContinue reading “I’ll Be Back Soon!”

Media Schools: Not Teaching Reality TV? Why Not?


As the UFVA 2011 Conference draws nearer, I’m already trying to figure out why so many schools that teach writing for television and film aren’t teaching writing for reality television.  Maybe it’s because most resources in print are hopelessly centered on creating an original series instead of the more practical approach to working as aContinue reading “Media Schools: Not Teaching Reality TV? Why Not?”

Newbie Tip: Put In the Time or Get Out


“I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I’m the only one moving.” –Steven Wright When it comes to your career, you’re so close to it that you might not be able to discern just how fast you’re going. But if you estimate your rate of advancement solely byContinue reading “Newbie Tip: Put In the Time or Get Out”

Win a signed copy of “Reality TV”


Would you like to win a signed copy of Reality TV: An Insider’s Guide to Television’s Hottest Market? Just respond to this post before August 1 with an answer to this question: “What do you think is the best reality show of all time and why does it work for you?” Entries must be submittedContinue reading “Win a signed copy of “Reality TV””