Joke Productions: Reality TV Submissions and More…
Looking to pitch us a reality TV show, unscripted television project, or documentary series? This page will answer all your questions about your reality TV submissions (and more) to our company.
*PLEASE NOTE: We are not consultants, and we do not offer any type of service in which we promise to consider all submissions. We do not sell any product or service related to query submissions. These instructions are offered as a courtesy only. Please do not phone or visit. Our offices are not open or accessible to the public.
Requests for submission agreements should only be done via instructions below.
Terrific. Have your reps contact our agents with your reality TV submissions, documentary series pitches, or other unscripted TV concepts. You can find their info on the Joke Productions contact page.
Don’t Have an Agent or Manager?
Sorry, there is no method to get a submission agreement from Joke Productions. There is a submission agreement available through the website Producing Unscripted (see below.).
Trying to Learn About the Business of Unscripted TV?
Company owners Joke and Biagio have spoken at many engagements about how the industry works. They learned that most people submitting show concepts didn’t know how to pitch or understand how the industry works.
So they created a free resource to help.
How to Pitch a Reality Show
Check out the Joke and Biagio free guide How to Pitch a Reality Show. It’s the most in-depth resource on the web about pitching unscripted television.
A free PDF is available for those who share the page. Or you can read the entire ebook for free right on the page.
The information is freely available to anyone. Joke and Biagio hope the free resource will help you in your unscripted endeavors. Consider it their way of giving back to the filmmaking community.
But I Want to be On TV…
Think you should have your own show? Skip right to this section discussing How to Get Your Own Reality Show. It discusses how to approach companies when you’re interested in being on an unscripted television show as opposed to producing one.
Producing Unscripted Podcast
For bonus points take a weekend and listen to every episode of the Joke and Biagio make reality TV podcast Producing Unscripted.
It’s also available on iTunes.
The podcast covers every aspect of creating, pitching, selling, and producing unscripted television (and will only improve your reality TV submissions or unscripted TV pitches, no matter where you are trying to pitch.)
We recommend the podcast and hope it will help you in your career endeavors.
If you decide you’d like to ask for a submission agreement through the Producing Unscripted site, sign up for that Podcast’s newsletter. Then follow the directions to pitch through the Producing Unscripted reality TV submission portal.
While Joke and Biagio try to respond to pitches from the portal in three to six weeks, it can take longer when they are in production (which is often). They also can’t guarantee they will respond — this is a courtesy they provide, but do try to respond when possible.
Reality TV Submissions and Unscripted Concepts Only
At this time Joke Productions does not accept scripted television show pitches. Pitches should be for documentary series, unscripted television, true crime, and reality TV.
Like most production companies, we don’t take unsolicited submissions. Do not send your unscripted television concepts or reality TV submissions to us. Either have your representation contact ours, or investigate Producing Unscripted. Do not send us materials without following one of the two steps above.