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    • ISBN:9781444131635
    • Publication date:30 Jul 2010
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Get On TV

Practical guidance on applications, auditions and your fifteen minutes of fame

By Katherine Lapworth

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  • £10.99

Offers information, practical advice and starting points for the many thousands of people who apply daily to quiz shows, daytime talk shows and reality TV shows.

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.

Biographical Notes

Katherine Lapworth was a producer in both television and radio at the BBC for six years. She is a founding member of Media Maverick, the sister company to Maverick Television, and she has researched and co-written a number of high-profile television tie-ins.

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  • ISBN: 9781444108859
  • Publication date: 30 Jul 2010
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Teach Yourself
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