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Create A Reality TV Show
So you’ve got an idea for a Reality TV Show? Broadcasters and Production Companies are always looking for new ideas and fresh takes on old ideas, so putting some work into your idea and trying to sell it isn’t as silly as seem people may think.
But there are a few steps to take in order to give you the best shot at success.
1. Find out if your show has already been made. There are a lot of shows out there and I’ve heard from more than one Development Executive that they regularly get pitched shows that already exist, simply because the person doing the pitching didn’t take the time to do their research.
2. Watch TV. If you want to Create a Reality Show out of your idea you need to know what you want the end product to look like. Saying “I want it to look completely different from anything out there” isn’t the best sales tool, and even if you DO want that, you need to watch TV to see how it compares to other shows.
3. There are different genres of Reality TV Shows. Ie: Occu-Soap, Docu-Soap, Competition, DIY, and the list goes on and on. Know what genre of show your show falls under. And know what shows yours is similar to, and know what makes it different when you compare it to shows already...
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Nicole is a best selling author and creator of the reality TV series Making It Big.
Your chapter on building pitches is one of the best explanations of the topic I've seen/heard. I've been to a lot of festivals and your Chapter 7 is way better!
- Lia Como Lia is creator and co-host of Italian Adventures TV.
What a discovery! From the very beginning I began taking notes as I found gems of knowledge on practically every page.
- Jennifer Little
Jennifer is an award winning television director, writer, and showrunner. Her work has been seen on OWN, Discovery, Animal Planet.
Keith’s refreshing view to how to create a show, and more importantly, how to get to the decision makers is as entertaining as it is informative.
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There's a good voice in the content. I feel like I'm listening to someone, so reading it is even easier. And I like the sarcasm :-)
- Kristian Andresen - Executive Producer
“What do I need to do?” And
“What order do I need to do it in?”
When left unanswered these two common questions can cost you time, money, and the chance to get your show in front of the decision makers.
The Members Area is specifically designed to teach you what to do and when to do it.
Our step-by-step lessons teach you to properly develop your idea by examining and developing your show’s Characters, the Settings they’re in, and the Stories we can expect to see.
It teaches you how to build relationships with the people who decide what airs on TV. It shows how to build promotional material and pitches that grab their attention and communicate the tone and vision of your show. It prepares you for the questions that come after the pitch and teaches how to keep the Exec’s attention even after the meeting is over.
The Members Area will give you the tools and knowledge to professionally pitch your show to Development Executives and will save you time and money along the way.
IWantToMakeATVshow.com is a site dedicated to people who want to turn their raw idea into a pitch-able TV show that the Broadcasters want to see.
There are many different facets to this site with the two biggest objectives being: building you a solid pitch for your show, and saving you time and money.
We have a number of ways to get you to your goal.
In the free Non-Members Area we have the downloadable eBook, blogs, audio and videos available for you to use and learn from. These cover subjects such as Pitching, Business of The Biz, Pitfalls and Mistakes, How to Act Like a Pro, among others.
In the paid Members Area we go much deeper, starting right from organizing your work and setting some goals through to following up with the Execs you’ve met at Events.
We teach how to research, develop, and write for TV. We talk about how to protect your show legally, and hone all your research and writing into a concise One Sheet, a quick and catchy Elevator Pitch, and the much needed Meeting Pitch.
We also have Bonus Material where we give you overviews of the TV business and TV production.
And there is a Members Forum where you can connect with other Members to discuss all manners of show development, pitching, and whatever other subjects you want. After all, it’s your forum!
Our goal is to streamline this process to save you time and money while giving you the best structure to build the best pitch you can. If you have any questions as you work your way through the site drop us an email.
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