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    The difference between OCC and Haunts... is no one wants haunted house stuff but people in the business and we already know all the people who sell stuff. Even though Distortions has a show no one will buy their stuff unless its good. Show or no show won't matter. People want a motorcycle in their garage there is just a massive difference there.

    Most of these reality shows fail... very few very few become hits.

    I do think they will slow your business down to a crawl!

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    I wish I could go into some detail about this but I cannot.
    Suffice it to say, as Shane did.
    If it is fun to do then we will do it. If it interferes with business too much and it is not fun to do we will stop doing it.
    Simple!

    Sometimes you have to take risks and well I am not scared to try.
     

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    How about a reality show with Shane and Tater motor-coaching around the country going to haunts and different restaurants along the way. That could be an interesting watch. And Tater, don't let Shane fool you, he can pick up the bill. Just check his FB page.
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    ITS TRUE! I watched the filming of one and they incourage you to have mess ups and mishaps. DRAMA
    BUT
    that makes you look like an idiot. Who would buy from you?

    Distortions has been making molds for decades and on thier show its a disaster. REAL or SET UP?

    Either way, I would choose not to......

    Stew
     

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    In the same boat but covers 3 of my companies. I don't know if I want to do it but I am in a strange place since my daughter is a young up and coming producer and they are making her promises if she can get me to commit. Really torn on it and I need to project kind of an ass personality. I cant go into details either. There is evidence of peoples business being destroyed and there is a current lawsuit going on because of it. But some get lucky and blossom. Most feedback I am getting is dont do it. Ive been on TV and I have done national commercials when younger so being center stage does nothing for my ego. I dont know about the biz side..seems to be a flip of the coin with risk... But my daughter.... Ugh!
    Cool pics too of your first show...very awesome and inspiring..thanks for posting!
     

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    I keep wanting to go into detail on how this show is being done but I can't.
    But Drama is NOT the angle we are going.
    I made it clear up front that we will not do it if they make us look like idiots.
    It is NOT the standard reality TV approach. And that is one of the couple reasons I am game to do it.
    Comedy is the approach. And it is really funny.
    If each episode is half as funny as what I have seen so far it will be fun to film, and even more fun to watch.
    Of course it will interfere with our time. That is just a fact.
    But the difference is we have a production schedule to follow. As long as my crew keeps up with the schedule in the long run, then we will keep filming. If we can't then I am killing the show.
    I made it very clear to my crew and the film company how this has to happen.
    Our customers are the priority. If this don't work the way they are supposed to work then we can't do the show.
    So, we have an understanding.
    You have to realize I have given this as much thought as anything I have done in my life.
    I know this can't be a mistake no matter what. Regardless of what happens.
    It will ALL be chalked up to experience.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gore Galore View Post
    I keep wanting to go into detail on how this show is being done but I can't.
    But Drama is NOT the angle we are going.
    I made it clear up front that we will not do it if they make us look like idiots.
    It is NOT the standard reality TV approach. And that is one of the couple reasons I am game to do it.
    Comedy is the approach. And it is really funny.
    If each episode is half as funny as what I have seen so far it will be fun to film, and even more fun to watch.
    Of course it will interfere with our time. That is just a fact.
    But the difference is we have a production schedule to follow. As long as my crew keeps up with the schedule in the long run, then we will keep filming. If we can't then I am killing the show.
    I made it very clear to my crew and the film company how this has to happen.
    Our customers are the priority. If this don't work the way they are supposed to work then we can't do the show.
    So, we have an understanding.
    You have to realize I have given this as much thought as anything I have done in my life.
    I know this can't be a mistake no matter what. Regardless of what happens.
    It will ALL be chalked up to experience.
    I am so on board too Kevin!! DO EEEETTTT!! I, for one, am obsessed with Making Monsters. I have all the episodes on my DVR. Ed Marsha and crew are hilarious to watch and whether or not their "mishaps" are staged they're still outrageously entertaining and kept me glued in obsession every week. Good luck and hope to hear some great news soon!!
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    With Distortions Making Monsters, we learned about Morris Costume, a haunted trail that got a giant skeleton, a haunted house on a boat, how many halloween retailers there are, saw mini golfs, ufo museums and Netherworld got a big bug. If you aren't in the industry this stuff is wonderous and basically very intresting national advertising. Even various nation trade shows were spots and factoids. It all just shows how serious and huge the market is.

    I always imagined it pays those on camera something that would make up for or even be a benefit for what ever delays occur in the production of props. Even if it is a burden, this kind of exposure is the ultimate in branding. I don't think people look at the mishaps as drama or idiocy, it is hard work and they are trying to fly through it. Despite having problems with big molds, the product delivered is nice. Despite shipping companies tearing things up, they were there putting it back together as the utimate customer service.

    I'm not seeing anything bad here.


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    Good Point, Chris...

    Stew
     

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    I too would like to see you guys do it!

    Greg... Normally a production team puts together a pitch video. They then try to sell the idea to a network. They get a lump sum and the production team/company decides who gets paid what and then they keep the rest. Reality shows are the money market right now for them. All they have to do is post a sign saying they are filming etc and that's all they need to put u on tv. They don't not have to pay you but obvious the leads will have that contracted in.
     

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