Ever wonder how true to life the "characters" you see on reality shows are?Ariane discuss her portrayal on Food Network's Chopped on AfterBuzz TV's "Breaking Into Reality" with us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czFAqiJ5-p8 ... See MoreSee Less
Set your alarms! This week's episode of Breaking Into Reality features Ariane Resnick, author of The Bone Broth Miracle and former contestant on Food Network's Chopped. Tune in LIVE Today at 4:00pm PT/ 7:00pm ET on AfterBuzz TV, click the link below to learn more about Ariane and this week's topic: Branding. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czFAqiJ5-p8 ... See MoreSee Less
When the videotape ends, Dr. Phil turns to Sheila. “OK, the odds are long,” he muses.
“Yeah, the odds are really long, especially since reality is so popular right now,” Sheila replies.
from an interview with Dr. Phil
“We found Greg by searching for millionaires with an ability to connect with people in unfortunate circumstances. We saw that Greg had a special bond with his son Cole, so it was decided that they would be on the “Secret Millionaire” show as a team,” said Sheila Conlin.
“He went from absolutely nothing to being one of the top chefs in the world,” said Sheila Conlin, the “Hell’s Kitchen” casting director. “He’s been there and lived it, and that’s why he’s not easy on these guys that come in.”
from He Gives And Takes The HeatDownload story
“We always set up for a big marketing and advertising push, but I still truly believe in the grassroots element, which is picking up the phone and asking, “Who do you know, who’s this, who’s that?” Of course, by now, my database is huge and I can reach out to many people, but we still pick up the phone, call someone in Des Moines, Iowa, and ask, “Who’s the prettiest girl in your town that’s single?”
from The Male Standard
“As far as people writing pages every day for people to say, that’s not happening…We’re not writing scripts. But the overall show has a structure….The writing is definitely happening in setting the outline and then guiding it,” Conlin says.
…explains Kitchen casting director Sheila Conlin: “[Darnell] wants people who are passionate about cooking, for whom this is their true calling. Iron Chef has the masters. Top Chef is the middle ground. Then you have Hell’s Kitchen, which are really the worker bees — the line cooks, the prep cooks.”