The Demo Reel Shoot portion of Mediabistro’s upcoming tiered Reel Reporting intensive in Los Angeles the weekend of November 13-16 is not cheap. However, when it comes to putting together an entertainment or TV news reporting reel that can lead to a real job, the old adage applies: you get what you pay for.
Before investing in the Reel Reporting course, Julie Parise was producing Web journalism for CBS New York. Soon after putting something together with program founder Stephanie Tsoflias, she landed a full-time on-camera job with Augusta, Georgia ABC-TV affiliate WJBF-TV.
“The news director, when she hired me, said my reel was really impressive,” Parise recalls via telephone. “And I knew that a lot of the other reporters that applied either had their own reels or college reels. So this was probably a little more professional looking.”