[PAST EVENT] Finding Reality: How to Develop Unscripted TV - Chelsea Marotta '12

February 17, 2018
Swem Library, Reeder Media Center
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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This workshop will cover how unscripted television goes from idea to premiere. We’ll walk through the steps of the development process from casting talent and producing sizzle tapes to pitching networks and navigating a rapidly changing market. Learn what it takes to find the next Chip and Joanna Gaines, how many murders Investigation Discovery likes to see in a pitch document, and how to produce all the real parts of reality TV. If you’ve ever wondered how unscripted television is born, this workshop is for you. If you’ve never wondered that but now that I’ve mentioned it, it seems interesting, you might as well sign up too.


Chelsea Marotta ’12 is a Senior Development Manager at Cineflix Productions. Since she graduated in 2012, she has worked on projects that have sold to CNBC, HGTV, A&E, ID, Oxygen, & TLC as well as international networks—and her work has been rejected by many more.