Queens Of Drama: Thinking Clearly About Scripted Reality

Launched in April 2015 on the cable television network, POP, ‘Queens of Drama’ is a television series featuring a number of former daytime and prime time soap opera stars. The 10-episode, scripted reality program follows Donna Mills, Hunter Tylo, Chrystee Pharris, Lindsay Hartley, Vanessa Marcil and Crystal Hunt running a production they jointly founded. In Season Two, Bree Williamson and Renee Elise Goldsberry were added.

Looking at this reality show, what really makes it work is the broader definition of women in production and development roles. Although, there’s added comedic effects, there is an underlying message about women in television production, one that’s hard to overlook. The show’s intent is to reveal how women can be both funny and powerful.

The series follows the women as they sow the seeds of success in the television industry. The show makes every attempt to reveal all stages of development and production of a drama series. With scripted reality shows such as this, the characters are very much true to life with added pop to their personalities to keep viewers interested enough to tune into each episode.

In the first episode that aired on April 26, 2015, entitled, ‘I Don’t Do Ugly; Art Imitating Life,’ the women begin carefully planning the script material needed for creating a new television pilot. But, before they can initiate any action on their plan, Donna reveals that she took it upon herself to speak to a network executive on her own.

That comment considerably sums up Crystal Hunt’s character on the series, much different from who Crystal is with fans on Facebook. Crystal is considered one of the lead actresses in this reality television show. The show takes viewers through every nuance of developing a new television drama. Crystal has the role of playing the spoiler, she pretends to be a team player and is supposedly supportive of Mills being the leader of the production company. But, behind her back she hatches a secret plot to replace her with another former prime time diva, Joan Collins.

Born in February 1985, Crystal Hunt was raised in Clearwater, Florida. She made a name for herself by creating memorable soap opera characters. Roles that she played with an open honesty, which lent credibility to the storylines. Over the past few years, metacritic makes a good case for how Crystal Hunt has expanded her acting portfolio to include other types of programming besides daytime television roles. She also had a lead role in the blockbuster movie of Summer 2015, ‘Magic Mike XXL.’ Crystal got her start as, ‘Lizzie Spaulding,’ on the long running soap opera, ‘The Guiding Light.’ As a teenage upstart, she was nominated for a daytime Emmy for her portrayal. In addition to roles on ‘The Guiding Light’ and ‘One Life to Live,’ Crystal Hunt really broke out in a surprising way, starring opposite a young Zac Efron in the 2005 Coming of Age movie, ‘The Derby Stallion.”

Ricardo Guimarães: LinkedIn Most Searched Job Skills of 2015


LinkedIn is a popular business networking site. Ricardo Guimaraes, chairman of BMG Bank, notes that the networking site has steadily grown its user base during the past few years which is proof of the sites growing popularity. Working professionals can use the social network site to obtain job offers and increase their professional business contacts. Also, users can read articles and exchange tips and information related to their industry.

LinkedIn is not only increasingly becoming more popular among professional but organizations as well for recruiting business professionals. “Exame” magazine looked at search data from the business social networking site to find out which skills businesses were looking for most in 2015, as reported by Ricardo Guimaraes.

The reported data came from 9 countries which include Brazil, the U.S.A. among others. The result of the analysis are a list of 25 important business skills that are in demand. Among all countries, statistical and data analysis were two of the most highly searched skills among business professionals.

According to the Exame report, human resources expertise was also highly valued by employers. Indeed, the search for these career professionals increased by about 15% in the year 2015, according to Ricardo Guimarães of BMG. Professional recruiters in Brazil were not highly valued according to the report. Economic instability in the nation correlates with a decrease in search popularity of about 14%. Other professional skills that the report highlights are public relations, talent retention, business ethics, transparency, and corporate law, says the executive of BMG bank.

Ricardo Guimarães has created a list of the top 25 skills most searched for by Brazilian companies in the year 2015 according to data compiled from LinkedIn below. Please review the list as it deserves your attention.

1. Data analysis
2. Mobile infrastructure development
3. Software quality usability testing
4. Logistics
5. Web architecture
6. Middle-ware software
7. Engineering
8. Information security
9. Benefits and compensation
10. Corporate law
11. Work safety
12. User interface design
13. Application development
14. Business intelligence
15. System Review (SCR)
16. Recruitment
17. Public policy
18. Materials engineering
19. Perl / Python / Ruby
20. Java development
21. Business development
22. Social marketing
23. Digital marketing
24. Software modeling and process design
25. Shell scripting

One important thing for professionals to remember is not to become stagnant but continue to pursue the skills that companies in your industry value. Business professionals should look for ways to improve their knowledge and prepare themselves to meet the the latest skill requirements of their industry.

In 2011, Ricardo Guimarães became the president and chairman of BMG Bank. Before joining BMG, Guimarães was president of Clube Atlético Mineiro. In the year 1988, Guimarães graduated with a degree in business administration from UNA.