Getting schooled in reality TV


Thursday, November 6th 2008, 4:31 pm
By: News 9


By Melissa Maynarich, NEWS 9

NEW YORK - Steve Pickett has tried 15 times to get on CBS's Survivor reality TV show.

The El Reno man decided he needed a little help audition so he enrolled in New York Reality TV School.

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"In some cases the auditions can be very, very brutal," school founder Robert Galinsky said.

Reality show casting directors give insider tips on what they want to hear in an audition:

  • Do practice your story.
  • Do watch reality television.
  • Don't sing and dance.
  • Don't sell your personal agenda.

Then, they teach how to be successful on a show. Topics include how to build fans, win competitions, and be liked.

Pickett said he learned he needs to revamp his audition tape.

"I think without realizing, I may be doing it for a wrong motive right now," he said. "But if I do a little more soul searching. I will realize this is what I'm really wanting to try to do."