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How to Pitch a TV Show [Pitch Template & Examples]
In this video we're going to show you the basics to pitching your show: delivery style, key story components and how to put them together.
How to pitch a TV SHOW: Episode 6
How to Pitch a TV Show
Short answer: come prepared.
The pitch meeting is the culmination of all of the work you have done thus far: your treatment, character breakdown, pilot script, logline and show bible were all created for this moment. They are the most powerful tools that you have in your utility belt.
If you can create visuals for the presentation, that is a bonus. Why tell them what your show is about when you can show them. Don't let their imaginations run wild--anticipate their questions and create a slick proof-of-concept that will blow their minds.
Lastly, know your audience and their core desires. Put yourself in their shoes and ask yourself what would you want in a show?
...And before you arrive, use our patented formula below to make sure you hit on all of the important points:
Briefly touch upon what inspired you to write this idea.
2. HUMAN HOOK
Why will the audience care?
Who is this about? Where are they in their lives?
What do they want... right now?
What's in the way? What types of things will they have to encounter as they try to reach their goals.
What are the funny / sad / bonkers moments that will stand out as memorable?
7. THE OPEN ROAD
What can we expect to see from the rest of the series?
Lastly, remember to be brief and to be confident. Have passion for your idea and believe in it. Your audience will feel your confidence and belief in your idea radiating out.
Now that we've covered the basics, it's time for you to get in there and pitch away!
As always, thanks for reading and happy writing!
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