Periodically, I get emails from casting agents at various TV shows wanting to get in touch with a former LW or asking for my help finding a certain archetype. The most recent one was from a casting director of a new A&E show who is looking for families struggling with in-law issues. She writes:
We’re currently producing a docu-series for A&E about couples struggling with in-laws. I wanted to reach out and see if you’d be willing to post something about the show or tweet folks on our behalf. We offer honorariums for participating families, as well as finder fees for anyone who recommends people that make the show.
It’s a compelling show that helps solve major issues. Families who appear on the show have the opportunity to work with a professional relationship expert who will help them to identify and mend their problems. We’re looking for brave couples (and their in-laws) who are willing to share their stories in the hopes of not only repairing their own relationships, but also helping thousands of other families who are going through similar challenges.
We’re in search of newlyweds or engaged couples who have tensions with their in-laws because of cultural divides, age differences, impending pregnancies, parenting, finances and more. In general, we’re interested in issues that relate to so many people out there.
The shoots themselves take less than a week and we offer a $10,000 financial honorarium for participating families. If anyone is interested in speaking with us, we ask that they email us with their names and contact info, along with a photo of the family and let us know about their situation.
If you’re interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put you in touch with the casting director.