Another part of the application process are the personal pictures. We allow people to upload photos onto our site and I know every reality show requires at least two personal pictures, a full body shot and a face shot. Tell us a little bit about what you look for.
The first thing I want to tell applicants is not to send us photos they want sent back, no pictures are returned. You’re right, we need a full face and a full body shot. However, we do not want people to send in professional headshots since 99% of the people who send them in do not look like their professional headshot. A simple clear picture from your digital camera works great. Make certain your photos are clear and you are easily seen.
As you know, our site, Reality Wanted, allows applicants to apply to shows online. The same goes for MySpace, craigslist, etc. What are some things applicants should stay away from when it comes to applying and communicating with you online?
They should only apply online once. It’s a good idea not to harass the casting directors on MySpace or send multiple emails and applications. I have seen applicants who have posted casting director’s email addresses and phone numbers online asking their friends to call and vote for them, when there isn’t a voting system in place. This is a quick way to get eliminated. Once you have applied we have your information and we will call you if we are interested. The best rule of thumb — apply once and follow the application instructions.