When you pitch reality TV shows or documentary series, you include paper pitches – often called “one sheets.” Many of you have sent us paper pitches. Some are a lot better than others. In fact, some are awful. That stops today.
This Episode – Perfect Paper Pitches in Just 5 Steps
It’s clear that many aspiring creatives (not just in our industry, but across the showbiz spectrum) have no idea where to start with their paper pitches.
While we can’t speak for everyone, many of you are pitching us shows, and for you, the mysterious shroud is about to be lifted. You might’ve also come here from our epic guide to pitching reality TV, where we flat up tell you to read this post 🙂
BTW, these tips will probably help you no matter what you’re pitching or where you’re sending your paper pitches to for consideration.
Just use a little common sense and adapt these tips for your paper pitches and your project needs.
For those of you pitching to us — you WILL score some major brownie points by writing up your paper pitches as described in this podcast.
Today we’ll answer these questions for you:
- What are the five sections we look for in all paper pitches that come our way?
- How long should paper pitches be?
- What’s the first thing we notice when we look at your paper pitches?
- What do paper pitches tell us about the people pitching them?
- Where do you use the five magic words for pitching reality TV?
- What are “samples” and why do they change depending on the type of show you’re pitching?
- Is Biagio really working on a new top-secret geeky project for listeners of this podcast who also subscribe to the newsletter?
Press the giant PLAY button above to learn to make your paper pitches sing, and to wow us with your high level of skill and professionalism!
Transcript coming soon!
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