I’ve been researching a couple of stories surrounding the Bravo TV Real Housewives franchise, today I had the great fortune to be transferred up the Bravo corporate ladder and got to speak to an executive at the tippy tippy top. It doesn’t get any better than this!
What am I researching? The many recent public claims by individuals shouting from the rooftop that they’re associated with certain Housewife franchises. I decided in was in the best interest of the viewing public to go straight to the source. Little did I know, the information I was seeking answers to would elicit the interest of top Bravo executives.
Below are some of the more interesting answers I received to some of my questions.
“Bravo is not in the business of being extorted for content by desperate people.”
“The casting and contracts for that franchise were completed over two months ago for everyone with the exception of one person who had other opportunities. I can unequivocally say; once contracts are put to bed there are no mid-filming negotiations.”
“That particular person was never contracted for anything more than an unpaid person of interest. Meaning we were interested in them as a possible cast member, whether it be as a friend of a Housewife or as an actual Housewife. At this time, Bravo has no intention of pursuing further relationships with them beyond what’s in place at the moment.”
“Everyone present during filming not only signs a release, but they also sign a confidentiality agreement. Due to a number of leaks, we’re investigating who is leaking information, pictures and video, there is a possibility we may call breach of contact on those involved.”
During our call the executive kept prying in an attempt to find out where or from whom I was obtaining my inside information.
Look for my full exposé in the future, I’ll be naming franchises and names.
In the meantime I look forward to reading your comments as to whom and what franchise you think these quotes are attributed.
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