Is this the right book for me? This book gives you everything you need to find, apply for and take part in any reality programme, quiz or talk show. It explains each type of show to you, but most importantly, gives you lots of practical advice from industry insiders on what to say in an application, how to audition, what to expect and how to cope with life before, during and after your 15 minutes of fame. Get on TV includes: Chapter 1: Which programme? Do it for the right reasons Be prepared The types of reality shows available How to find programmes that are looking for contributors Chapter 2: Who should you appear as? Appearing as yourself Appearing on a children's programme Appearing as an expert Appearing as part of the audience Appearing as an extra Chapter 3: The application process Getting your story straight Filling out the application form Video applications and show reels Have you been on TV before? Appearing as an expert - be selective Should you include photos with your application?
Appearing on a show - terms and conditions Following up an application form or video Dealing with rejection Chapter 4: Auditions: the screening process Making an impression The phone interview Auditions - be safe The filmed interview Making an impression and loosing those nerves The table interview The quiz and game show interview The makeover show interview The talent show audition Chapter 5: Practicalities The practicalities and paperwork Testing and checking your details Setting boundaries for filming Pulling out of filming on the first day is a bad idea Contracts Confidentiality agreement Child entertainment license Release or content form Expenses How long does it take Chapter 6: Filming Lights, camera, action! Filming studio programmes Filming on location Getting to know the team Keep yourself occupied Food and refreshments Establish how you are going to be presented on the programme The running order or script Coping with nerves Getting on with your fellow contributors Your appearance counts Chapter 7: What happens afterwards? Once it's over - what happens Will the programme go out?
TX: transmission How to behave in the 'real' world Fame and fortune Getting an agent Pitching yourself as an expert Working in TV Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to get on TV. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.