Experts Wanted For Reality TV
The Use Of Experts In TV Today
Reality TV, Talk Shows, News Programs, and other factual-based programming have always relied on the invaluable knowledge of "Experts".
For any specific subject, Producers seek out Experts to be cast in supporting and starring roles, for a variety of functions or purposes. They may also be used as Consultants, contributing their knowledge to help create authentic scenes and scenarios in scripted television programs and films.
Our venue connects people who specialize in a variety of fields and subjects with Industry Executives seeking specialized knowledge and insight to serve their programming. Experts include; Authors, Professionals, and individuals with an acute knowledge of both broad and obscure subjects. Member Executives may search profiles submitted by people with unique experiences and knowledge worldwide, and make requests for experts in any subject.
Any subject, place, industry, or thing, has experts that television programmers and film makers rely on:
Just a few of the countless examples we've Seen: The Appraiser who specializes in specific artifacts or collectibles, cast to decipher the value of items won at auction on a reality series. The Forensic Specialist who can determine wound damage, and deconstruct crime scene scenarios. The Law Enforcement Professionals who lend expert testimony on police and investigative techniques. The Music Professional called in to coach an aspiring talent. The Real Estate Agent brought in to counsel a couple shopping for a new home. The Doctor who specializes in a specific field of medicine, providing clinical understanding and support. The War Veteran cast to share their battle-ground experiences as they relate to any political issue. The Life Coach brought in to provide participants and viewers with psychological and real life strategies. The Scientist cast to test a theory. The Cosmetic Surgeon who contributes services for a make-over TV program. The Venture Capitalists cast to discover and fund the next breakthrough invention or product. The Author brought on to a news program for commentary on a related subject.
In scouting for Experts, Authors are perhaps the most sought after authorities within any given subject or area of our world. Published Books, Periodicals, Feature Articles, and other publications penned by any authority in any field brings substance and confirmation of a person's knowledge. Producers will research recent articles and books to recruit the Author for commentary, and casting in any show.
Many Experts featured in television become "go to" sources for Producers, building the identity/brand of that individual who becomes familiar to viewers. One great example was the psychologist who was repeatedly invited to appear on one of the largest talk shows of our time, sharing his shoot-from-the-hip, fatherly advice. Viewers grew to love his appearances on the program, and ultimately Producers developed a show built around him. His name? Dr. Phil.
More common are the experts referred to on subjects explored during unscripted programs. When the stars of "Storage Wars" on A&E need to find someone who can appraise a rare Guitar and share historical facts about the instrument, they go to an expert in Guitars. This can be a musician, a collector, a manufacturer, or anyone who happens to have acute understanding of guitars.
Another common use of experts by Producers has been in the development and production of scripted tv programs, as well as feature films. When a Director needs to create a story, and scene that is true to a specific subject, they'll often go to a person with intimate experience in that field for advice and guidance. Law Enforcement, Medical Experts, Historians, and ANY OTHER person with unique understanding can become collaborators with Producer and Directors helping to bring realistic details to the storytelling that audiences experience in TV & Film. Areas of expertise are limitless, and have covered every imaginable subject within our world.
Practically every television and film production wastes valuable time and money trying to find "experts" to compliment and support a project. With the new "Experts" scouting service offered by CastMyReality.com, researchers, producers, and writers can now find exactly what they need, right at their fingertips, and without having to tie up days and weeks scouring the internet.
Submitting Your "Expert" Profile:
Authors, Specialized Professionals, and Public Authorities on any subject aren't the only qualified experts Producers look for. With television programming covering an endless array of subjects and worlds, it is equally important for a Producer to find a person with real world experiences and knowledge on that specific subject. You should consider yourself a qualified expert if you've spent years involved in the subject, have above average experience and knowledge of the subject, and have enough understanding to advise or guide the ordinary person or viewer who has little-to-average understanding of that subject.
Here's a few random examples of ordinary people who Producers of the respective subjects would look to for Expert advisement:
- - You're a third-generation fly-fisherman with intimate knowledge and firsthand experience fishing America's greatest rivers.
- - You've spent years training dogs at all levels of obedience and skills.
- - You've worked as a hot-rod mechanic, and are involved in the racing scene.
- - You've lived and worked with a specific foreign culture or society.
- - You've spent your life collecting and researching a specific type of artifact from a certain era or historical event.
- - You've worked as a journalist covering the subject for many years.
- - You've been a successful Interior Designer for high-end Hotels & Resorts.
- - You have first-hand experience of an historical event.
As They See It:
When registered as an Expert at CastMyReality.com for review and consideration by Industry Executives, here's what you'll be able to communicate about yourself as an Expert in your field, beyond the standard profile/contact information.
- - Your Geographical Location
- - A Direct Link to any Website or remote hosted information on yourself.
- - 6 Personal Photos uploaded of yourself, your world, or anything relevant to your area of expertise.
- - Specific Industry Listing, categorizing your profession or area of expertise in any of 42 Industries.
- - Your Specific Profession detailed within your Industry.
- - Personal Descriptions of your expertise, notable facts about yourself, any media references.
It is through these unique traits and data that executives will be able to efficiently discover the ideal Expert for their project.