3 THINGS WE LEARNED ABOUT REALITY TV FROM TALKING TO UNREAL'S SARAH GERTRUDE SHAPIRO
UnReal co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro tells us how her past experience working on The Bachelor led to the creation of a show all about the behind-the-scenes machinations of a reality TV producer. Hear the whole interview: http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/the-business/a-producers-past-in-reality-tv-led-to-lifetimes-unreal
- •Reality crews are generally made up of working class peopleTypically it's the kids who couldn't afford to go to film school OR had to immediately start paying off student loans
- •Shows will cast "characters" (good girl, villain, etc.) without telling the people who go on the showNo one knows they're the villain until later
- •Average viewers make $150,000 per year with a bachelors degree.