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The producers we talked to say there is definitely a story they're trying to tell.
That can take skill to pull off, and some maneuvering when things don't go as planned.
"As a reality producer, you're dealing with real people with their own minds that have their own images that they want to control or they want to be seen.
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Many times, the cast needs someone who shines above and beyond the others. "One thing I like to tell my casts sometimes is, 'Look, I want you to have a story and if so-and-so is showing up for more scenes, they're going to naturally get more screen time, and they're going to tell your story and you'll have less of a voice to tell your story.
It's better to be present and show up and have some screen time.
Obviously, a reality show hinges on the people involved. "We look for people who have really interesting stories to tell who won't shut down on camera, who are outgoing, dynamic personalities, or willing to expose themselves a little bit, for lack of a better term," the anonymous producer said. But you're looking for somebody that you just cannot take your eyes off of." Many reality shows with ensemble casts will bring in more people than they need, because it's hard to tell if someone will fall flat.
Dash said that not everyone on a show gets equal footing. And that is such an intangible quality, because people can be incredibly dynamic when you're sitting with them across the table, but they fall flat on screen. In those cases, producers try to help the struggling cast member out.
The last thing you want is for someone else to tell your story,'" the anonymous producer said.