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Write to TV, 2nd Edition by Martie Cook

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PITCHING IDEAS FOR EXISTING SERIES AND TV MOVIES

 

If you’re going to pitch ideas for existing shows or made-for-TV movies, you should keep in mind all of the things we talked about in Chapter 21. Each one of those tips applies. However, there are a few more things to consider when pitching ideas for a drama or comedy series that’s already on the air. The same goes for TV movies.

HOW MANY IDEAS SHOULD YOU PITCH?

Pitch meetings should last no more than 45 minutes, tops. Finish in 30 and you’ll get Brownie points. So the question becomes, how many story ideas can you comfortably tell in that relatively short amount of time, leaving room for discussion on each? The answer is that it depends what kind of show you are pitching. ...

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