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Old 02-23-2006, 02:17 AM   #1
greenlight21
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Talking When you have a hot pilot script

Where would be a good place to start when you want someone to just read your pilot script for a television show. Any venues to go or people to talk to, web sites and such? I just have no idea where to start and have a pretty good pilot episode for an original show idea.
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Old 02-23-2006, 05:50 AM   #2
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Default Re: When you have a hot pilot script

Is this a pilot for a TV show?

Go to Larry Brody's site ( www.tvwriter.com ) and read his 'FAQ' & his 'IAQ'.

It has the answers.

Good luck,

Mac
(Your question is FAQ #3.)
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:29 PM   #3
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Greenlight, that site you were referred to is literally trying to sell you a bill of goods. Don't go for it. It's a waste of money. The real answer is that you unfortunately cannot -- no way -- sell an original idea for a TV series unless you are already very well established in the TV business, which I assume you are not. As hard as it is to sell a spec screenplay, it's 1000, make that 1,000,000 times harder to sell a TV series if you're uknown. If you live in Los Angeles, try breaking into the TV writing world via writing spec scripts for shows and getting an agent to submit for you. If you don't live in Los Angeles, the best you can do is to work at a local station -- but unfortunately they don't do much original programming.

Sorry to be such a naysayer, but I tried this many years ago and gave up when I saw how impossible it is. Best of luck to you. And don't buy any books, DVDs, etc. that claim they will help you sell a TV idea.
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Old 03-02-2006, 04:40 PM   #4
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The best thing you can do is writ a sample script for a show on the air and in the vein of your pilot...then package the two together to showcase your abilities...like a portfolio. You could use it to try and target agents first who could then try to get you staffed. After some time on staff, you can pitch pilot ideas. There ain't no way no way you're going to sell a pilot without being a hot writer in the feature world or having a network deal.
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