Sell Your TV Show Ideas

An outsider's guide to getting inside the TV format industry

Bob Barber

Ever had the feeling that you could dream up better TV shows than those currently on offer? Ever had an idea for a new TV show, but haven’t quite known what to do, or where to go with it? Ever hankered after a creative sideline, but simply lacked the time (or the commitment) to embark on something as ambitious as a novel or a play? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this book is for you. Packed with practical and creative advice, you’ll discover: How to check whether your TV show concept is on the right track; How to develop your ideas and write your treatments; How to target the right companies and people in the industry; How to pitch your ideas; How the TV format industry works; How best to protect your ideas; What to expect from an offer and a contract. In fact, you’ll learn all you need to know to make your indelible mark as a TV freelance format creator. This exciting and potentially profitable industry, contrary to what many people think, is accessible not just to TV executives, but to all of us.

  • ISBN: 9781781330074
  • Pages: 186
  • Published: August 2012
  • Price: £12

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