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Plot Point One 04-14-2008 11:40 AM

How to Approach Showrunners
 
I have an original pilot that had a little bitty fire under it until it fell victim to the strike. It was suggested that I find a showrunner who might be interested. Do I go through the HCD and send query letters to showrunners who have shows that are the same genre as the one I've written? Also, would the query letter be any different from the kind I would send any other producer?

jimjimgrande 04-14-2008 06:50 PM

Re: How to Approach Showrunners
 
I don't think that's a great suggestion. Unless the showrunner has a production company that is actively looking for projects to produce, they are not going to be interested or willing to expend energy getting someone else's show off the ground when they need it for their own projects in development.

cvolante 04-14-2008 08:08 PM

Re: How to Approach Showrunners
 
I don't know much about it but I can say I've heard of a lot of people making webisodes to get attention. Or shooting a few scenes-- not even a pilot but kind of the essence of what the pilot would be.

Filmmagician 09-06-2014 12:38 AM

Re: How to Approach Showrunners
 
What about contacting a showrunners agent to read your spec for a writing job on their series?

ducky1288 09-06-2014 06:53 PM

Re: How to Approach Showrunners
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Filmmagician (Post 910115)
What about contacting a showrunners agent to read your spec for a writing job on their series?

Showrunners get tons of material filtered from PODs, studios, networks, agencies, managers, people they know, etc so they get swamped for their shows from everywhere -- coming from their own agent doesn't exactly make it more appealing.

Also an agent wouldn't want to just send their showrunner client a lot unless it's worth their while because they know how busy they are -- and they don't want to be fired for making more work for them.

BurOak 09-06-2014 07:48 PM

Re: How to Approach Showrunners
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ducky1288 (Post 910159)
Showrunners get tons of material filtered from PODs, studios, networks, agencies, managers, people they know, etc so they get swamped for their shows from everywhere -- coming from their own agent doesn't exactly make it more appealing.

Also an agent wouldn't want to just send their showrunner client a lot unless it's worth their while because they know how busy they are -- and they don't want to be fired for making more work for them.

+1.


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