11-22-2005, 08:17 AM
I'm looking for some advice on pitching to US TV stations for a TV series. This is something a little out of my field of expertitse and was wondering if anyone has done or looked into doing this before?
11-22-2005, 11:49 AM
I'm looking for some advice on pitching to US TV stations for a TV series.
I can't give you first hand experience but I can tell you that it's very different from pitching in the UK. Something I do have experience of.
I think that your first port of call is finding an American agent. I also think that you'll find the US networks need a much higher level of preparedness than UK TV pitches.
You might want to read "Conversations with my agent" By Rob Long
I think you'll find it an interesting insider's view of the Amercian TV industry.
You might want to look at things like Script Pimp as well. It's a site that list and gives connections to US agents and production companies.
One thing I would ask you is whether it has to be a US pitch? I only ask this because ITV is really opening the doors to new talent at the moment. If you pm me I'll give you the info you need for that.