About RIVR Media, LLC

Every day we dream up reality television shows that we would love to produce… and then we do whatever it takes to get them on the air.

It really is that straightforward. No budget is too big or too small. No idea is too outlandish or too difficult. When the inspiration strikes, we run with it. If it’s something we’ve never done, we figure out how to do it; if it’s something we’ve done before, we figure out how to do it better. It’s a simple philosophy, but it has guided us for over thirty years. To date, we’ve produced reality television programming for 16 different cable networks in all types of genres: docusoap, reality competition, documentary, makeover, how-to, game show, travel, sports entertainment, and sports talk.

We go anywhere to tell a good story. Our crews have filmed: people getting full-body tattoos in Japan, Aborigines holding sacred dreamtime ceremonies in Australia, tribal women elongating their necks in Thailand, animal activists saving the whales in the Antarctic Ocean and countless other stories from around the world.

We’ve documented: prison inmates and monks, poker players and basketball players, high rollers and roller derby girls, big families and little people, renowned experts and regular do-it-yourselfers. Clearly, it’s hard to pigeonhole our work, and that’s just the way we like it.


Development and Media Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 West Hollywood, CA
“I loved the projects I was assigned to and knowing it was going towards something that would be relevant even after I left. While I was at Rivr, they were working with major networks like Bravo, HGTV, A&E, etc. to create, pitch, and sell TV shows. At the West Hollywood location, most of the development managers would spend their days working closely with the producers of these big networks to create a show worthy of airing. Once a show was sold, the Knoxville location would take over and start working to get the show into production. I loved shadowing these development managers and learning what it takes to get an idea on the screen of every household TV. I also really loved the location. I would look out the window and see the Capitol Records building straight ahead, and the Hollywood sign to my left. The office was small, but modern, with a spiral staircase separating the meeting rooms and the editing studios. I was lucky enough to spend my summer in an incredibly creative environment. ”
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