Details Of Bravo’s Contracts Released


The secret is out, Bravo! RadarOnline obtained a copy of the contract each participant on The Real Housewives of New Jersey must sign and it’s apparent the network lets the cast know they can “fictionalize” story lines. Radar also reports the UNPAID reality show hopefuls agree (via an “appearance release form”) to allow the scenes they participate in to be spun into any story line of the producers choosing…

“The rights granted herein shall also include the right to edit, delete, dub and fictionalize the Footage and Materials, the Program and the Advertisements as Producer sees fit in Producer’s sole discretion,” the contract reads, as we previously reported.

The contract also reveals how participants agree, from a legal standpoint, that it’s not the fault of the production company if they’re injured, defamed or have “personal, private, surprising, disparaging and embarrassing” details of their life broadcast, even if those humiliating and “unfavorable” details are not true.

Some of the terms of the agreement include:

  • They will not be paid for participating. “I hereby waive any and all rights I may have to any compensation whatsoever.”
  • The show may expose them to “public ridicule, humiliation or condemnation” and may portray them in a false light.
  • They shall not talk about the show and what goes on behind-the-scenes — ever — keeping “in strictest confidence” both “prior to, during, or after the taping” all “information or materials.”
  • They must wear “clothing, costumes, accessories and/or makeup” at the discretion of producers.
  • Their appearances on the show are “not a performance and is not (considered) employment.” It adds, “I acknowledge that I am a volunteer.”
  • Footage of them may be “exploited throughout the universe at any time, in perpetuity… without any compensation to me whatsoever.”

Adding, “I agree that I will never sue Producer, Sirens Media, LLC (“Sirens Media”), NBCUniversal Media, LLC, Network or anyone because I do not like the manner in which Producer or its licensees or assignees took or used the Footage and Materials or used the Footage and Materials in the Program.”

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  • Aunt Bee

    Who in their right mind would sign an agreement like that????? These women in all the franchises must have no self esteem and are fame whores. OMG!

    • Trixie

      OMG Aunt Bee, I was thinking the same thing!! ha

  • Jeanie

    Why in the hell would you sign up for this? Are they that desperate to be on tv? Is the money worth it? I just can’t imagine it…and you damn sure better not have ANY skeletons in your closet…hello Teresa and Joe, 39 counts of Fraud…..oye vey!

    • Didn’t you read the article? They don’t get paid!

  • Yup , straight hard up . Bravo will pay off whoever they can to keep people’s mouth shut. Karma is a mfer , and it will come back to bit them all in the ass .