How To Pitch A TV Show

The Easy Way To Pitch And Sell A Reality Or TV Show Idea

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With The Start Pitching Package You Can Pitch:

– A TV Show, Reality Show or Game Show
– To Studios, Networks and Production Companies
– Get Unlimited Exposure Throughout Time
– Industry Expert Review And Registration
– For $99 With No Hidden Charges Or Fees!

 

How It Works

Submission

Once you purchase the Start Pitching Package, your account manager will guide you through the process of submitting your idea in industry format and providing you with example completed forms of TV shows.

Registration

When you submit your idea, you will receive a registration certificate with a timestamp and a registration number. This acts as proof that you have submitted the idea on the specific time and date.

Review

Your project then undergoes a review by a creative expert. The review process takes one to two weeks to complete unless you choose the 48 hour expedited review. The purpose of the review is to help you improve the presentation of your pitch, make any corrections necessary, pinpoint any issues that might hinder the sale of the project and give you an estimate of how well it can perform during the pitching process.

Pitching

Once your project is reviewed and accepted, it will start getting exposure to studios, networks and production companies that are looking for TV, Reality and Game shows. Every time your project is being considered by a producer, you will receive an email notification so as to get an idea of the exposure your project is getting.

Negotiation

If a producer is interested in your project, we will start the negotiation process on your behalf. We will answer any questions and try to negotiate as much as possible in terms of option money, screen credit, back end profits and creative involvement.

Offer

In the event that an offer is secured, it will be forwarded to you for review and you can either accept it or reject it if you feel that it is not right for you. If you accept the offer, we will finalize the proceedings, signing the contracts and send you the payment. If you reject the offer, your project continues to get exposure.

Additional Information

MoviePitcher provides exposure to your project and assists in the negotiation, but is not an agent and therefore there are no exclusive, long-term contracts for representing your idea. This means that you can promote your idea through other means at the same time and you can at any time cancel your service. MoviePitcher receives a 15% commission on the amount sold, only in the event that a project is successfully negotiated and sold. If a project is not sold, there are no extra charges, fees or commissions other than the initial cost of the Start Pitching Package. Being able to reject an offer, means that you are not obligated to sell your project if the offer secured is not satisfactory.

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Interesting TV Show Pitching News:

Expert Advice And 7 Ways To Improve Your TV Show Pitch

Selling a TV show or Reality show seems very hard to impossible for most people, even though they might have an amazing project in mind. When you don’t know where to start, how to form your pitch or where to pitch it, it can be a daunting task. If you are looking for a simple, guided and cost effective way to promote your TV show, we would recommend the Start Pitching Package.

There is no doubt that TV shows are on the rise, and the demand for fresh concepts and ideas has skyrocketed as well. As FX Networks president John Landgraf mentioned, there were just 35 scripted shows on cable when The Shield premiered 11 years ago; now that number is up to 143. And we see exponential growth as additional networks get into the scripted series game. Discovery, Bravo, E! and Sundance Channel all have dramatic programming in the works, while A&E dropped all acquisitions and runs a 100 percent original primetime lineup. Digital platforms such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are also debuting their own series, starting with Netflix’s House of Cards, and Amazon’s Alpha House and so on.

Even though demand has risen, new project exposure has still remained a difficult to impossible task for most creative people and up until a couple of years ago, priority on new projects was a right to a privileged few established personas in the entertainment industry.

It was only a couple of years ago that new companies came into play with the goal of using technology to streamline the pipeline of new projects to studios, networks and production companies. The fact is that a great project can come from anyone and breaching the huge gap of less established as well as ordinary people being able to promote their projects, was long overdue. Companies such as MoviePitcher and Amazon, aimed at establishing ways to democratize the pitching process and making it easy for people to expose their ideas in the market.

You may be wondering why the effort to bring projects from just about anyone to the table and the answer can best be summed up by a quote from MoviePitcher CEO Stavrinos Xenides at a February 2013 conference stating “At the early stages of project scouting, finding the right idea is simply a numbers game. Not only the because the more ideas you have on the table the most chances you have of finding an exceptional one, but also because nowadays demographics and profitability numbers is an integral part in the decision process of green-lighting a project”.

This is especially true when it comes to TV shows compared to feature films, as TV shows require a much lower initial budget and a lot easier to deploy and measure their success. Many shows are dropped after a couple of seasons while new ones emerge.

When it comes to selling your TV show idea, there is a lot of competition but now there’s a way to get equal exposure and the process of submitting a project has never been simpler or more cost effective. With a product like the Start Pitching Package, anyone can submit an idea for less than $100 and get constant exposure throughout time to the right people. A very simple process with guided help to submit in industry standard format, registration and even a review and feedback by an industry expert.

There are a number of things that can improve the chances of your project. Here are 7 pointers that can help improve your TV show pitch:

  1. Originality: The uniqueness of a concept is a crucial factor. Come up with something that hasn’t been done before rather than offering a tweaked version of an existing concept.
  2. Creativity: Having an original idea doesn’t always make it interesting. Make sure your concept is intriguing and captivating.
  3. Marketability: If you have an original and creative project, it is crucial for it to be segmented to target an audience that would respond to it. Enter the mindset of that audience and try to give them what they need.
  4. Production Cost: Some projects are more costly to produce than others depending on the screenplay. While cheaper is not always better, when it comes to TV shows, a relatively low cost project will have a better chance to get a trial season compared to one that would have higher initial costs.
  5. Scripted VS Non-Scripted: Even though some projects such as Reality Shows are naturally non-scripted, for the rest of them it helps if you have a well-developed screenplay of at least the pilot. Trying to sell just the idea of a scripted project without a screenplay, adds to the risk and development time of the project in the eyes of a producer. It therefore decreases the chances of it getting picked up and places a lot more emphasis on the quality of the idea.
  6. Presentation: Having a well defined and presented idea is crucial as you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Getting a review of your log-line and synopsis by an industry expert before promoting your pitch is highly recommended. Conforming to industry standards is also important, keeping your synopsis short, precise, informational and intriguing.
  7. Representation: Having a company that specializes in pitching is essential. It may be that you know your project best and you’re the most passionate about it, but when it comes to pitching, passion is a serious deterrent. Pitching is a specialized art within the realms of deal making and in deal making, passion translates more often that not into lack of objectivity. A good project will sell itself and producers know a winner project when they see one. It’s important for the representative to have a good understanding of the entire process rather than just a good understanding of the project, especially when it comes to securing a good deal.
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