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Television Production

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Ive been tinkering with the idea of a group of ametuar paranormal investigators getting their own show. only thing is I dont know thing one about how a reality show is produced and filmed. so here are a few questions:

  • what goes into making a pilot?
  • how many crew members are there? (think a show like Ghost Hunters, not something huge like Survivor)
  • how much do the creators stand to make off a pilot?
  • are there any legal issues that must be dealt with before filming?
  • Will a company refuse to air a show if it was boring?
  • are the crew not seen on camera under contract not to reveal the shows secrets, even if things were being fabricated?

just give me a rough outline in what goes into both the pre and post production phases and the filming.