My writing partner and I are in the midst of putting together a sitcom pilot. We were thinking instead of writing the script and then hoping people would read it we would produce a short reel at the outset. It could be the cold open to the show or the first few pages of the first act. The thinking is that this would be a lot easier for people to look at and then it would hopefully whet their appetites to read the entire script.

There's no question getting a crew and cast together to do this is challenging and potentially costly. So I was hoping to get some thoughts on this from some more experienced people than myself.