The survival genre has taken the world by storm and there are several shows available now that are based on the genre. For example, Naked and Afraid is making its way to the small screen, while Storage Wars and Relative Survival are focusing on family survival and solo survival, respectively.
There are a few ways to get involved in a reality TV show. One way is to apply for a paid extra role on a show like Survivor. This can be done online or in person at an open casting call. Make sure to bring your I.D. and a smile. It is also helpful to submit a recent photo and video audition. You can also apply for extra roles on websites such as Reality Wanted, which is a database of paid jobs in reality TV. Other websites that offer paid roles include Auditions Free, which lists casting calls for reality TV shows.
The casting department will ask you to submit a three-minute video for the show. Whether you decide to be funny or more serious, a video demonstrates who you are and what you can bring to the show. Past contestants have made goofy and straightforward videos. In this interview, Big Brother casting director Jesse Tannenbaum explains what the casting department is looking for in an audition video, and gives tips for a successful audition video.