Eckerling, Debra L.
November 2007
Script (10922016);Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p66
This article explores the core environment and fundamental elements of a reality television show and looks at how screenwriters adopt to the demands of the show's footages and schedules. It features several screenwriters who made a breakthrough in reality shows like Vernetta Jenkins-Collins who worked on "Big Brother," Meet My Folks," and "Mo'Nique's Fat Chance." The article also explores the approach and attitudes of screenwriters in terms of crafting episodes and casting sessions, and cites comments from reality expert DMA about writing in reality television shows.


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