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.
- The show intro
- Introduction of Characters
- The Set up
- The introduction of the problem or challenge. The conflict
- The continuation of the B line or sub stories
- The climax
- Solving the problem
- The Wrap up
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.