Writers on Reality Shows write everything!
From Plot pitches, narratives, summaries and marketing copy.
The writer is involved in every step of the way from pre-production, on the set during shooting to the editing and post production. The same writers write the Hoists' scripts, the teases and bumpers, the 'ins' and out' of the segments as well as any voice overs.
Reality shows are written in much the same way as a play or screen play, they follow a formula.
Writers may write segment breakdowns, a back-story, a synopsis, and proposed story beats. These are reviewed in a pre-production meeting and even distributed to the shooting crew so that everybody is on-board to collect the A and B storylines.
Kelly Sallaway,Producer for Kellan Media is tasked with the care and feeding of the Kellan Blog.