Lights, Camera, Reality
Published: August 8, 2012
A NY Television Production Company is casting siblings for a documentary that will be aired on the the Discovery Channel. The series will be focusing on dynamic siblings who do not see “eye to eye” with their brother or sister with regard to parenting styles — or the lack thereof.
It’s one thing to whisper on the playground, “If that were my kid, they would never get away with that.” But it’s a whole new dynamic to say it about your brother or sister’s kids, on television, with millions of people watching it.
The casting company is seeking siblings living within a 60 mile radius of New York City, and are willing to spend a few days parenting their own nieces and nephews.
Those candidates who progress in the casting process may also be asked to involve their parents for a three generational exploration of why adult siblings might vary so differently in their approach to parenting.
For some potential candidates, it might just be the fifteen minutes of thrill fame, and others might see it as a public therapy session unravelling sibling rivalries from their own childhood. Either way, those chosen to participate will be getting paid….so maybe it’s just for the money.
Reality television has flooded the networks since the 2007-2008 writers strike when it became apparent that there was an audience for shows that could be produced on the cheap. As time progressed, some reality shows have proven to be educational, but often they are based on the exhibitionism of the participants and voyeurism of the viewers.
Siblings with children in the 10-17 age group, and who all live within the 60 mile radius of NYC, can find out out more on the casting opportunity by emailing: email@example.com.
As the networks have been having a recent love affair with New Jersey reality based shows, the odds of being chosen are probably higher than NY or CT residents; but, be forewarned, according to child psychologist Alan Zimmerman ,”Using your family or children to please the masses, or producers of mass entertainment who want ratings and a good bottom line, is inherently risky…”
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