Q: Is it possible for a ‘nobody’ to sell a TV show to a network?
A: YES! Super-producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, Celebrity Apprentice, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?) started out as a nanny when he first moved to LA. Network execs need and want to hear from people outside of the Hollywood system who bring them fresh ideas and unknown characters.
Q: Will you or someone else steal my TV show idea?
A: We do not steal ideas. Period. We take the privacy and ownership rights of our clients very seriously. The stories of networks stealing ideas are also way over blown. There is very rarely a truly new concept in TV and most shows are a new twist or perspective on an old idea. Plus, the same or identical ideas for shows float through the ethers due to current events or pop culture and many people at the same time will develop the same idea. The one who gets it on TV is the one who develops it the best and pitches it to buyers face-to-face.
Q: Do you own any part of my show if I use an idea you give me?
A: When you work with our Team and we give you an idea it is yours to use how you wish.
You retain 100% ownership.
Q: Does Sell Your TV Concept Now act as my agent?
A: No we are not agents. We do not pitch shows for others because we know show creators are absolutely the best people to pitch their shows. Only you have the passion for your show that it takes to get a buyer interested. Plus, agents work on commission and get a percentage of your earnings. When you work with us you retain 100% ownership of your show and your earnings.
Q: I’ve heard you have to have a pilot. How do I find out what I need to pitch my show?
A: First of all – YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRODUCE A PILOT. It is a very expensive waste of time and money. You’re welcome to schedule a complimentary strategy session with Jeanne Simon, co-founder of Sell Your TV Concept Now, to find out exactly what you need to pitch your show. Call Jeanne at 407-351-0893 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your complimentary strategy session.
Q: Do you ever partner with people for a percentage of a deal?
A: No, we do not partner with you because it is not in your best interest. We want you to own 100% of your show and keep any deals you make with a network as simple as possible. Complicated partnerships scare off networks for fear of possible lawsuits or issues between partners.
Q: Can I pay you to pitch my show?
A: No. We do not pitch shows for others because we know show creators are absolutely the best people to pitch their shows. Only you have the passion for your show that it takes to get a buyer interested.