Troy DeVolld is a reality television producer and consultant who has worked on dozens of reality programs including genre milestones like The Osbournes, The Surreal Life, The Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars, Basketball Wives and Hollywood Game Night. He has more recently been involved with the 2020 HBO Max series The Event and his own upcoming feature documentary, Remember We’re Not Here.
Troy is a past Daytime Emmy® nominee for his work on Style Network’s Split Ends and the author of the bestselling books Reality TV: An Insider’s Guide to Television’s Hottest Market, And Another Thing: A Beginner’s Guide to the Television Notes Process and Should I Go to Film School?
He has lectured to students at dozens of film and media schools over the years, also speaking as part of the TV Writers Summit events in London, Tel Aviv and Los Angeles, Story Expo events in both Los Angeles and New York, and a handful of UFVA (University Film and Video Association) events in Boston, Chicago and Las Vegas.
As one of reality’s go-to pundits, he’s also appeared on programs like NBC’s Today, CNN’s Showbiz Tonight and written or contributed to pieces in Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter and elsewhere.
He has been cited or referenced in a number of academic texts and publications including Palgrave MacMillan’s Real Talk, and is a Hall of Fame graduate of Full Sail University.
DeVolld is also a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, where he has, in the past, participated as a mentor as part of their College Television Awards. He has also served as a steering committee member of the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors and board member of the Caucus Foundation.
On a lighter note, DeVolld was a sketch comedy writer and member of the FAKE Gallery Players from 2001-2014 and the author/illustrator of both Ike and Kitzi Comics and the 1990’s underground comic Jinx Oople: Psychic Performance Artist.
Troy can be reached at realitytvtroy[at]gmail[.]com.