So, who is the man behind the scenes directing some of the most successful reality shows on television for VH1, BET, Bravo and even Oprah’s OWN Network?
That would be Oji Singletary, a passionate and talented director-at- heart that jet sets across the world to shoot reality shows. Spending his days managing cast and crews, creating story elements, conducting interviews with cast and directing multi-cam scenes, Singletary is one busy man.
“I love reality television, and I love what I do,” says Singletary. Currently, he directs The Braxton’s Family Values, the Tamar & Vince show and The Real. In addition to directing, Singletary spends his time balancing personalities. “All the sisters bring something unique and special. They are definitely a talented bunch,” says Singletary. “They all have their lives. They all have opportunities and have their own opportunities.” Singletary manages his time and splits it between the shows. When managing guest for The Real show, he says, “We have to strategically pick and choose our moments, so we can get the most bang for our buck.”
He also directed BET’s College Hill, College Hill: Interns and VH1’s Basketball Wives, Welcome to Sweeties Pie’s, Shahs of Sunset, Lisa Raye: The Real McCoy, Bridezillas, and Son of a Gun and others.
At the time of this interview with EUR’s Lee Bailey, Singletary was just finishing Season 4-A for Braxton Family Values, Singletary talks about the ends and out of reality television.