Chad Gervich (author, executive producer, TV writer and reality producer) is back for part 2 of how to turn a book into a TV show. Plus — for the first time EVER in public, we share how we accidentally fooled a former NBC president into giving us a career.
Our very first guest, Chad Gervich, is back bringing more crazy good stuff.
- Making a project work for a network — even when it’s wrong for them.
- Why we were okay getting screwed over in our first network deal.
- A great trick to get studio execs to approve edgy jokes.
- An excellent reason to produce and shoot your own TV pilot — and it’s got nothing to do with selling it to a TV network.
- How, with Chad’s help, we accidentally bamboozled a former NBC president into launching our career.
Yes, the Insane Confession is in this Episode
Never, ever, ever before have we publicly admitted how we inadvertantly tricked Warren Littlefield into launching the career we have today.
Cat’s finally out of the bag. Enjoy!
About the Amazing Chad Gervich
One of the few teachers in the world who actually has a career in the field he teaches in, Chad Gervich is the rare kind of guy anyone would be lucky to know.
His new book How to Manage Your Agent is available now, and is probably the most practical approach to getting, keeping, and working with a Hollywood agent ever written. (Full podcast episode on getting and keeping a Hollywood agent featuring Chad’s advice coming in mid-January.)
He also wrote the indispensable Small Screen, Big Picture (our post about it) that covers everything about working in television, both scripted and unscripted.
Yes, we’re a little biased because he’s our friend, and we’re interviewed in both books, but trust us…this is good stuff.
Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne Update
Our next podcast episode will feature Andrew Mayne and his producing partner Mary Jaras as we discuss building a series around an existing talent, something you MUST do to break into this business.
Press the giant red “Play” button above for lots of usable advice — and our public confession!
Transcript coming soon!
Come Make a Show With Us!
You know how to confidently approach an author or business owner who might be right for a TV show.
So what’s next?
Read our in-depth page about how to pitch us a show. It also talks about what it’s really like to work in our business, the unscripted TV and film industry.