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Reality stars drive up cost of production

Reality TV was once seen as a cheap way to produce programming for networks, by casting unknowns and keeping production costs low.
July 28, 2010

Reality TV was once seen as a cheap way to produce programming for networks, by casting unknowns and keeping production costs low. In this New York Times piece, networks and reality producers expand on the growing costs associated with popular reality TV casts and how to keep the dollars in check.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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