Reality Shows … What does the industry need to protect and how an Intellectual Property attorney deals with it? - ASIPI Puerto Rico 2017

Reality Shows … What does the industry need to protect and how an Intellectual Property attorney deals with it?

The TV genre called “reality TV” or “reality show” documents unplanned situations and current occurrences of individuals who represent themselves (not fictional characters) in a thematic context. These individuals are gathered in the same physical space and must coexist in front of the cameras; the public can consequently observe through the so-called “small screen” what happens to those individuals in real time. Although its antecedent goes back several decades, in the last two, this genre has gained a spectacular rating, engaging to all type of public. Producing reality shows starts with the concept that wants to be developed (survival, sentimental relationships, musical academies, others), the casting of people who will “live” the experience and a number of other considerations until the live transmission. Speakers will address, on the one hand, the business work that involves developing a reality show and on the other, the legal work that comes into play so that what contributes in the tutelage of this genre of entertainment.