View Full Version : Suggestions for reaching Mark Burnett Prod. or C. Riggs?

07-13-2004, 01:01 PM
Please help -- I am a small (non-Hollywood!) PR firm in Chicago with a client that has a big, serious, remarkable concept for a reality show.

The best info I have is that Riggs is Burnett's agent; I can't find a way to reach either except Riggs through Creative Artists Agency.

Can ideas be submitted directly thru CAA; and will it reach Riggs?

Does anyone have any advice for how to reach Burnett?

Thanks a million for any thoughts on this.

07-13-2004, 02:50 PM
Forget Mark Burnett’s agent, contact his production company directly. Here is the info:

Mark Burnett Productions
640 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp
Phone&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 310-903-5400

Has deal with:
Warner Bros. Television Production

Current Projects:
Commando Nanny&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp (TV Show)
The Contender&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp (TV Show)
Global Frequency&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp (TV Show)
The Restaurant&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp (TV Show)
Survivor&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp (TV Show)

In Development:

Survivor - The Apprentice - The Restaurant - The Casino

Mark Burnett &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Executive Producer/Showrunner/Partner
Conrad Riggs &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Co-Executive Producer/Head, Reality Development & Business Operations
Cara Goldberg &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Co-Producer
Diane Winkler &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Controller
Lisa Hennessy &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Head, Physical Production
Mike Winchester &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Director, Finance
Michelle Castillo &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Coordinator, Reality Development
Rachael Harrell &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Coordinator, Scripted Development & Production
Michaela Starr &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Coordinator, Scripted Development & Production
Susann Guercioni &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Paralegal
Kristen Parks &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Executive Assistant to Mr. Burnett

If that doesn’t work, go to The Futon Critic (www.thefutoncritic.com/cg...&type=new) (http://www.thefutoncritic.com/cgi/gofuton.cgi?action=charts&network=abc&type=new))
and click on each network – a chart comes up for new shows with the names of the producers. Contact everybody who has a new reality show on the air and try to pitch your concept.

Finally, if you can’t get past the assistants, go to a site like Craig’s List and contact people looking for reality ideas to pitch – you will have to use your best judgment as to whether they are legit or not. For example: losangeles.craigslist.org...34382.html (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/tfr/36034382.html)

Hope that helps!

Cole Blackburn
07-13-2004, 06:15 PM
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