About the DGA Reality Television Committee

Formed in 2003, the Reality Television Committee seeks to address areas of concern that apply to directors and director’s team members working in this genre, and promote the DGA’s Reality Television Agreements so that members working on these shows may continue to enjoy Guild protections and benefits.
Lisa Layer
Associate Western Executive Director
(310) 289-2067
Committee Chairs
Reality Television Directors Contact Guide

This booklet contains basic information, an FAQ about the DGA's flexible agreements designed for Reality Television productions, and a directory of DGA Reality Television Directors.

The Real Deal

Directors bring a unique set of skills to reality TV in an attempt to capture the magic of the moment.

Food Fight

The American version of the popular Japanese series, Iron Chef, actually makes a spectator sport out of cooking.