Last Tuesday night the Prime Time TV Club was treated to a big helping of reality…
…Reality TV, that is.
Veteran reality producer/director Jason Carbone (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Tia & Tamara) gave students an up close and personal look at his career and how it has paralleled the overall trajectory of reality shows on TV in general.
Carbone was hired to work at MTV in the early 1990s – just as shows like The Real World and Road Rules came on the air and ignited the explosion of reality shows on cable. Then, in the early 2000s, when reality fare migrated from cable to the bigger broadcast networks, so did Carbone.
The biggest takeaway from the evening – how Carbone’s passion for the shows he’s worked on and enthusiastic presentation style have contributed to his overwhelming success.