It’s episode 70, and we’re sharing 7 Must-Know Tips for Pitching Reality TV. These are hand-picked to help you avoid the mistakes we see new producers make over and over again. Whether you’re pitching to us or anyone else, by using these 7 tips you’ll look like a pro and drastically increase your chances of moving your project forward.
Pitching Reality TV
This is a tough, and sometimes unforgiving business. For better or worse, most network execs and production companies will judge you based on the quality of your first pitch.
Yes, we try to take a kinder, gentler approach at Joke Productions, and even have a user friendly reality TV submissions page to help aspiring producers get it right. Not everyone is so forgiving. Honestly, even we can end up judging someone who has clearly never tried to understand how to properly pitch their unscripted TV concept (especially since you have so much free info here at Producing Unscripted!)
Yet, we still see many of the same mistakes made all over the industry.
Well, that all ends today! After seeing and hearing thousands of pitches, and closely looking at the mistakes we’ve seen in the last year, we’re giving you this ultimate cheat sheet to pitching reality TV.
Some of what we cover today:
- The magic of “hooks”
- The truth about what “wins” at a TV network
- What a TV show is…and isn’t.
- The correct way to “float” your concept to us
- When you should NOT pitch a real person, place or thing
- The importance and proper channeling of your passion
- The number one rule for pitching reality TV!
NOW… press that giant red “PLAY” button above and start pitching reality TV the RIGHT way.
Transcript Coming Soon!
Helpful and Related Links:
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