Julia Allison on Her Bravo Projects

Allison: I signed an NDA, but we do have, I have two pilots of Bravo right now. So, God damn it, one way or another I’m going to get on that network. Two very exciting pilots and we will know by January or February because that’s when the options up, so but it’s an interesting, you know, reality shows in television still have an incredible reach but it’s going to be very interesting to see what happens as that reach is diminished by this fractionalization of eyeballs. I say that what’s happening is scrap entertainment. In other words, tiny little things that you, that don’t have a large cost to produce, can become entertainment now. Like an actor holding up a Canon camera and saying blah, blah, this is what I’m wearing right now. All of a sudden, that’s entertainment.

Julia Allison mentions the superior quality of homemade, low-cost entertainment.

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