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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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