We had a meeting last week. Like many meetings we take, someone had a great idea for a reality TV show or documentary series. It was set in an interesting world, but this person wasn’t sure if the idea would work best as a Follow-Doc, Format, or Hybrid (and you already know what those industry terms mean, right?.) Luckily, there’s a simple way to answer this question every time…
Reverse Engineer Your Ideas And Create Better TV Show Pitches
In today’s episode, you get our secret sauce for deciding how to pitch a TV show. This is the same method we use to develop every idea we go out to pitch, and it all hinges on one key technique. You’ll learn all about it in today’s ep:
- The right and wrong way to approach your unscripted TV show idea.
- How to let what’s real guide the format and style of your show.
- Starting with a world versus starting with a character or business.
- How you can swing by and say “hi” to the two of us — but you might freeze to death.
Hit the giant PLAY button above to learn the reverse-engineering trick we use on every idea we come up with.
Transcript coming soon!
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