america's next top picket

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Wasn’t anyone wondering where my Canada’s Next Top Model post was [cntm]? Anyone?
I started out strong but then became increasingly discouraged by the show and the ‘quality’ (of the people and the production). Most memorable quote? Brandi, re: Sisi potentially winning the competition: “She can’t be CANADA’s next top model, CANADA’s next top model should be BORN in Canada.” And this girl is from Vancouver? Yeesh.

At the end of it all (if you don’t know already) Andrea took the top prize. She was weepy, naive, dressed like Kimmy Gibbler and looked like Jamie Lee Curtis. BUT when you dressed her up and gave her some long hair – yeow! She’s young, she’s got the body, is eager to learn and is 20 times better for the ‘job’ than Alana (in my opinion. The reason I’m getting into this now is because of the labour dispute between America’s Next Top Model [antm] writers/producers and the show.

“A dozen writers and producers for the model search competition walked off the job Thursday and staged an hour-long protest outside the show’s Los Angeles offices…

…In the past few years, the Writers Guild has been fighting for the rights for those working on reality television programming, including supporting lawsuits by writers who claim to have been exploited…

…However, the industry overall has not come to a consensus on how work on a reality show equates to work on a traditionally scripted series.” [cbc]

You don’t realize how much scripting and writing goes into reality TV shows until you stop to think about it. These things are planned. They have their blooper reels, they have their pre-set ‘villains’ and products to plug. It obviously takes a team of people to make these shows work. But does their work on these shows “count” as much as say writers’ on CSI or Desperate Housewives?

Let me just pull out my trusty Motorola Razr phone and log onto and do some research.

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  1. gusgreeperSunday, July 23rd, 2006 — 7:41pm PDT

    i love reality tv but it never fools me. i feel bad for those suckers.

    drama writing is different from comedy writing and comedy writing is different than reality show writing etc and etc…

  2. america’s next top modelMonday, May 21st, 2007 — 2:01pm PDT

    america’s next top model…

    I Googled for something completely different, but found your page…and have to say thanks. nice read….

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