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Special Announcement: The Production Portal Commence Unscripted TV and Wellness Workshops

Our friends at The Production Portal, a Film + TV website and social community, founded by Chantelle Mercieca (Ex Unscripted TV), have some exciting news to share with the Beyond Reality community.

What Is A Challenge Producer In Reality TV?

A challenge producer in reality TV, is part of the editorial team. They are responsible for coming up with challenge ideas and then making them happen.

The Reality Of Burnout In The TV Industry

In a Beyond Reality collaboration, Sarah Chang, Freelance Line Producer and Co Founder of The Production Portal, has written about her experiences, in a post to shine a light on the realities of burnout in the television industry.

Why Starting Out In TV Is Like Playing Survivor: 10 Tips For Getting Your First Job In TV

Starting out in television when you don’t have any industry contacts can feel a bit like the TV show Survivor…except you’re trying to work your way into an alliance before you’ve even landed on the island. I’ve taken some inspiration from the granddaddy of reality TV, Survivor and put together my 2 cents worth of advice to help you outwit, outplay and outlast the rest so you can make it in TV…

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5 Ways To Reboot Your TV Career After Lockdown

If 2020 was a TV show it would be …well, I was going for some kind of analogy here but most of the television flops I can think of, I actually enjoyed, so let’s just say 2020 has been absolute shit-show! But the good news is that the television industry is reopening, production teams are finding new ways to make Covid-safe telly to get us all back to doing what we love, so with that in mind, I’ve put together a list of things you can do to get your TV career back on track after lockdown.

UK Production Companies That You Need To Know 

Living and working in the UK is almost like a rite of passage for many Australians. A job pulling beers at a good old fashioned English pub might be the change of pace you’re looking for during your time abroad, however, if you’re interested in pursuing your career in  TV instead, then you’ll need to start doing your research. To get you started, I’ve compiled a list of production companies that are producing reality TV and factual entertainment programmes that are on UK TV right now.

What Is A Production Runner In Reality TV?

What is a production runner in reality TV? What can I expect to do as a production runner? What skills do I need as a production runner? How do I become a production runner? Your questions answered...

8 Ways To Kickstart Your TV Career In 2020

Move over 2019, it’s a new year and what’s more, it’s a new decade!!! That means there’s no better time to set yourself up for the year ahead in TV. Here’s my take on the things you can do to boost your career in TV and start 2020 on the right foot.

8 Suitcase Essentials For Away Jobs…That You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

Away jobs are the BEST! There is nothing like going overseas or interstate and getting paid to be there! During the time that you’re away, you tend to live in a bubble, the crew become like family and in the downtime, you can explore a new city/town/country. Unfortunately, however, unlike the days of school camp, where they used to send you a list of what to pack, apparently when you’re an adult you just have to figure it out??? So, I’ve decided to put together a list of away trip essentials that you may not have thought of…

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