The old saying on set is “Be nice to the PA’s. They could be your boss tomorrow.” The film world is a work place where unprofessional behavior seems to be less common than in what we film biz people call “the
Turn Your TV Show Into Reality!!
There are some lessons we learned as children that are good to remember as we fight our way into the world of television. “Don’t take what’s not yours, don’t be sassy, and it’s better to give than receive.” As you
After the final no there comes a yes And on that yes the future world depends. -Wallace Stevens- Folks if you stick with this long enough, one day you will hear a “no” when you were sure you were going
I’ve spent a lot of time talking about creating pitches, and not sharing points on your show, and what to look for in option agreements, but let’s go back. Waaay back to a time when all there was, was an
I think we’ve all seen the cop shows where the perp buckles in the interrogation room and says, “I think I’d like to see my lawyer now.” And he knows he needs them, because he knows he’s caught. But when
Here is an unorthodox, yet very effective way to see if your pitch is actually describing your show. Next time you are over at a friend’s house (it’s preferable if they don’t know the gist of your show) and there
As you go through the process of building your show you will undoubtedly come across people with stupid questions and stupid ideas. These, my friends, are opportunities – opportunities to practice dealing with Executives who see the vision of your
This is a true story about a friend who didn’t register his show with the WGA. A friend of mine pitched a show to some production companies. He had shown me the pitch materials including a nicely shot Teaser Reel.
If you’ve attended any of the recent pitch festivals such as NATPE and RealScreen you’re probably in the middle of following up with all the people you met. At least you SHOULD be. Sending emails along the theme of “Hey,
PBS, BBC form factual coproduction partnership By Adam Benzine U.S. and UK public broadcasters PBS and the BBC have signed a multi-title coproduction deal that will see the two companies jointly creating between eight and 10 ambitious factual specials per
“That jerk just used half my pitch time!!” If you’ve been through the pitching cycle at festivals you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. If you haven’t yet, this is bound to happen to you. And if you’re not ready