Speaking Point: 1) Daunting enforceable contracts generally cause contestants to sign away their public persona.
Speaking Point: 2) The damages for violating contractual terms, such as a non-disclosure (confidentiality) agreement, may be a minimum of $5 million (i.e. – Survivor).
Speaking Point: 3) Generally, all media contact is controlled and authorized by the show’s producer or network (i.e. – CBS). So, professionally trained actors need not apply.
Speaking Point: 4) Even journalists usually ask the networks for permission to work with former cast members in order to avoid any risks of contract violations.
Speaking Point: 5) Have you ever heard of the term “in perpetuity and throughout the universe?” Why not use the word “world” instead of “universe?” There is a big reason and it is occurring in the industry right now.
Speaking Point: 6) Do any of the Reality TV contestants have employment rights? Yes, says a French court which recently ruled in favor of the contestants from the French version of Temptation Island.
Speaking Point: 7) In various dangerous and/or negligent situations, liability waivers and confidentiality agreements may be void under various whistleblower protection laws (depending on the jurisdiction).