Are You Ready to Pitch TV Network Execs Face-to-Face?
Congratulations! You have an idea for a TV show. You may be just starting out and haven’t put anything down on paper yet.
Or you may have put together elements of your pitch package like a treatment, script and sizzle reel.
And some of you have pitched your show and not gotten any bites yet.
What you all have in common is the desire to sell your show and do that you’ll need to pitch decision makers.
You’re confident you’ve got something great. But how do you get in front of the right network executives to pitch your show?
That’s the dilemma faced by so many talented TV show creators. And it can be a real dream-stopper!
Why? Because you’re more than likely to run into Hollywood’s notorious Catch 22: you can’t pitch a TV concept without having an agent – but you can’t get an agent until a network wants your show!
Nevertheless, executives are always looking for new hit shows. They need to keep and grow their audience share … and developing new shows is a key to their future success.
Bottom line: they need you, but don’t have the time and energy to find you.
So how do you get in front of the TV executives you want to pitch? It can be tricky. That’s why we created our Hit Maker Tour! It prepares you to personally attend one or more major TV conferences coming up in the months ahead. There, at those conferences, you can find and pitch the right network executives for your show concept.
And most significant of all – you don’t need an agent!
The Hit Maker Tour Opens Doors to Pitching Targeted Decision-Makers
The Hit Maker Tour gives you priceless connections with top network and production company execs at private meetings we host. You’ll also gain insider knowledge on how to pitch when you’re ready, what you’ll need in your pitch package, and how to get additional meetings with the network execs you want to reach. And that’s just for starters.
We want you to succeed – in a big way! So we put considerable attention to what matters most: how to have a successful pitch meeting.
Through working with our team you’ll discover…
- What you need to know about the flow of a pitch meeting
- What executives expect of you
- The right terminology to use
- How to develop a powerful pitch mindset
- Exactly what to say to create the most positive impact
In fact, we devote our last virtual training session together entirely to pitch practice.
Susan Wasted $125,000!
You may be thinking… “What if my show is ready to pitch? I don’t think need the Pitch Perfect Program?” We hear that a lot. Unfortunately, despite your best efforts, it’s usually not true.
Take Susan, for example. She spent $125,000 on a pitch package for her pre-school animation. Yet when she pitched it, there was no interest at all. She felt angry and taken advantage of. After licking her wounds she came to us, re-developed it with our team, and hired our sister company to do the character design. Now she has interest from several buyers, including Sprout/NBC.
What was Susan’s mistake? Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. But we did. And our insights made all the difference for her. That’s the power of our Pitch Perfect Program.
Remember, just ONE idea for a killer title, just ONE new unexpected twist for a character, just ONE new way to promote your show that you hadn’t considered, or ONE fresh way to format a show or your entire series could pay you back many times over. this modest investment and help you to SELL YOUR SHOW.
I’m not an accountant, but it’s likely that this expense will be tax-deductible for you. Don’t give the money to Uncle Sam to fritter away. Invest the money in something you love today!
Through your development sessions and material reviews, you’ll be guided and supported in creating and fine-tuning the actual blueprint – or Treatment – for your show. And we make sure it’s delivered in the style, format and structure today’s top executives expect.
That alone puts you far ahead of the game. Because off-target or poorly developed treatments are tossed with barely a glance. Their lack of professionalism keeps even the brightest of concepts from being read, let alone considered.
There Are Two Major Conferences This Summer
And we’ll help you determine which one is right for you!
When: June 7-10, 2015
Where: Banff, Canada at the Fairmont Banff Springs
Registration Fee: $1495 (Will go up to $1695)
Sell TV Discount Registration Link: CLICK HERE (Save $200 – Pay only $1295)
Shows to Pitch: All types to major buyers from US, Canada, and Europe
** Fee for Hit Maker Tour does not include conference registration fee or travel expenses.
When: June 1-3, 2015
Where: Santa Monica, CA at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel
Registration Fee: $925
Sell TV Discount: Use our code RSWSYTCN to get the lowest rate possible.
(Expires April 24th)
Shows to Pitch: All types of non-fiction, factual shows including game shows, documentaries and reality show
** Fee for Hit Maker Tour does not include conference registration fee or travel expenses.
When you work with us, you’ll have a pitch worthy of professional attention!
Ryan and Jordan Augustine Signed a Contract This Year!
Ryan and Jordan signed a contract for their imaginative animation, Adam and the Octopus Club, with studio powerhouse Breakthrough Entertainment.
They pitched the owner of Breakthrough Entertainment at a meeting we set up for them at Kidscreen Summit.
You go guys!
Regardless of your background, experience and connections, nothing comes close to the value you’ll get from being part of our Hit Maker Tour. And it’s even more crucial for you if you...
- Don’t have connections
- Can’t get past phone screeners at networks
- Have pitched, failed and don’t know what’s wrong
- Fear rejection because you’re not a TV biz insider
- Don’t know which networks to pitch
- Feel unsure about what to say in a pitch meeting
What makes the Hit Maker Tour such an essential component to your success? You get:
- Introductions to top-level network and production company execs
- Skills to help you pitch your show like a pro
- Heightened confidence knowing your pitch package is the best it can be
- Maximum results for your TV conference investment
- On-site mentor support through the conference
- The Hit Maker Group Boost: powerful encouragement, support, contacts, comradery and positive energy from your tour group peers
Years of experience has shown us the perfect format for getting the results you desire. That’s why The HIT MAKER TOUR includes:
- Virtual-Live Training Session #1: How to Maximize your conference investment
- Virtual-Live Training Session #2: Pitch Prep
- Virtual-Live Training Session #3: Pitch Practice with Mark and Jeanne
- Virtual-Live Training Session #4: Post Conference Strategic Follow Up
- TWO detailed reviews of your pitch package
- On-site conference mentor to help you get pitch meetings, network, stay focused and inspired!
PLUS: You get two BIG, BIG, BONUSES:
- Full access to our Members’ Only Website
- Bring a partner for only $300
Once Your Material is Good Enough to Pitch… Make Sure You’re Good Enough To Pitch It!
In today’s competitive market it’s essential to practice and perfect your pitch before risking it on personal meetings with industry execs. The Hit Maker Tour gives you the ideal setting to dress rehearse your pitch. Plus, you get insightful support to further develop and finalize your presentations for the big leagues.
If you’re serious about attending and pitching at any of the upcoming industry conferences there’s just no better way to maximize your conference investment than the Hit Maker Tour. You’ll be prepared. You’ll be confident. And bottom line, you’ll be having meetings with network and studio executives you could never get without us!
Why trust me, Jeanne Simon and my partner Mark Simon, with your Treatment & Pitch?
Because we CARE – and also have the experience, connections and know-how to get you where you want to be!
Meet Your Mentors
Co-founder of Sell Your TV Concept Now, Inc.
He is one of the most connected and best pitchmen in the business. Mark Simon is 25-year pro in the entertainment industry as a producer and director for live action and animation, writing and lecturing, and amassing over 4,000 production credits.
Mark has pitched and sold more than 35 production and distribution deals for his original concepts, and worked with Disney, Nickelodeon, The Golf Channel, HSN and other networks pitching in-house productions.
Sell Your TV Concept Now, Inc. is one of three national companies Simon owns and runs in Orlando, Florida. It was inspired by countless requests from both industry insiders and eager outsiders wanting to tap into Mark’s pitching techniques and success record.
His storyboard and animation companies have included clients such as Disney, Universal, Viacom, Sony, HBO, Nickelodeon, FOX, Steven Spielberg, USA Networks, ABC Television and many others. He is also the author of ten popular industry texts, and lectures around the world at major conferences, entertainment trade schools and universities.
Co-founder Sell Your TV Concept Now, Inc.
She works with very closely with clients to help them polish their TV concepts. She draws upon her rich TV background and generously shares her insights.
She has been a producer, writer, and content creator for the major TV networks and studios in the entertainment industry for more than 25 years. She has produced more than 400 television series episodes such as Nickelodeon’s Clarissa Explains It All, Roundhouse, Weinerville, Gullah Gullah Island, and Allegra’s Window. Jeanne also created the format for International Blue’s Clues and produced the Cartoon Network’s first live-action series, Carrot Top’s A.M. Mayhem. She also was the writer/producer/director on TNN’s reality series Roller Jam, developed, pitched and produced ZigZag for Animal Planet, which aired for two seasons, and wrote for the ABC series Secrets of the Animal Kingdom.
Jeanne and Mark moved from L.A. to Orlando to help launch Nickelodeon Studios at Universal. While there, she developed the Nickelodeon production management book and produced many of Nickelodeon’s top-rated shows, including half of Nickelodeon’s Saturday night prime-time block, Snick.
As if that isn’t enough, Jeanne created an entire network and all its programming which was greenlit by Ted Turner.
Jeanne and Mark travel the world every year speaking with executives, producing projects and pitching shows. They want to share their experience and success with you!
Together they’ve signed over 35 production and distribution deals and won over 100 international awards. They were also the first Grand Prize Winners at the Nick Toons Animation Festival! And they continue to create and sell their own concepts as well as help so many others.
As word spread about their successes pitching and selling shows, more and more people started asking them for help in developing, packaging, pitching and selling their shows. When the demand became overwhelming, they launched Sell Your TV Concept Now. Today they get to do what they love – create shows – and helping other people fulfill their dreams of having their own TV shows.
“Now…we have an agent who handles our animation deals.
We have direct access to network heads, top development execs, distributors and production companies.
We certainly didn’t start out that way.
When we started out we were struggling just like you.
Like everyone else, we made about every possible mistake – and paid the price in failed pitches. We learned the hard way. So now you don’t have to. You get the benefits of all our experience focused on your treatment, your pitch, your show!” – Jeanne Simon
It’s no surprise. The secret to success when pitching network executives is preparation. If you don’t get it right the first time, there’s no second chance.
Which is why the Hit Maker Tour is such a vital program. We prepare you to pitch more execs than you ever thought possible at a major TV conference! And that’s not all…
The HIT MAKER TOUR includes:
- Exclusive Tour pitch meetings with top industry execs (Value $15,000 – really priceless!)
- On-site mentor to help you network, stay focused and inspired! (Invaluable)
- Virtual-Live Training Session #1: Maximize Your Conference Investment (Value $1,500)
- Virtual-Live Training Session #2: Pitch Prep (Value $1,500)
- Virtual-Live Training Session #3: Pitch Practice with Mark and Jeanne (Value $2,500)
- Virtual-Live Training Session #4: Post Conference Strategic Follow Up (Value $1,500)
- TWO detailed reviews of your pitch package (Value $2,000)
- Access to Members’ Only website with treatment and one sheet samples and much more…
PLUS: Your BIG, BIG, BONUSES include…
- Full access to our Members’ Only Website
- Bring a partner for only $300
The Value of the Hit Maker Tour is Over $25,250
Your Investment is ONLY $4,000!
Everything You Need to Know
- What: Pitch decision makers face-to-face with confidence!
- Hit Maker Tour Training Schedule for Those Going to Either Conference:
Immediate access to Hit Maker Tour website
- April 28 – Training Session #1: How to Maximize Your Conference Investment
- May 7 – Material Review #1
- May 14 – Training Session #2: Pitch Prep
- May 21 – Material Review #2
- May 28 – Training Session #3: Pitch Practice with Mark and Jeanne
- May 30 – Closed Door Pitch Session at Realscreen Summit
- June 1-3 – Realscreen West Conference
- June 6 – Closed Door Pitch Session at Banff World Media Festival
- June 7-10 – Banff World Media Festival
- TBD – Training Session #4: Post Conference Strategic Follow Up
- The fee for the Hit Maker Tour is $4,000.
- An Easy-Pay Payment Plan is available for a small fee.
- Partners may join the Hit Maker Tour for only $300.
- Where: All training is virtual with the exception of meeting you in either Santa Monica, CA for Realscreen West or Banff, Canada.
- Guarantee: If you’re not completely satisfied after your first session, we’ll refund your entire investment minus a $300 processing fee.
- You Retain 100% Ownership: Any suggestion from our Team is yours to use as you like. We do not own any part of your show, nor are we entitled to any commission on a sale.
*** Our training fees do not include conference registration fees or travel expenses.
You don’t get a second chance at “pitching it right!”
Imagine what his expertise can do for you!
Watch this short video of Mark coaching several clients on their pitches at an NATPE conference. You’ll be amazed at how he re-words some garbled pitches into something clear and persuasive in just minutes.
Act Now and Secure Your Spot!
Call Denyse to get information about our Easy Pay Payment Plan.
And that’s only if you agree with me 100% that the Hit Maker Tour is delivering far more than your money’s worth.
If it doesn’t, then I’ll give you a refund. It’s that simple!
Best of all, the list of our successes gets longer every year. In fact, here’s just a sampling of what our clients are saying about working with us…
The Hit Maker Tour Includes all virtual training, material reviews, treatment samples, full access to our members’ only website, onsite mentors and much more!
(Conference registration fees, airfare, hotel are not included in the Hit Maker Tour fee.)
We only take 20 members to each conference, so each participant gets the time and attention they want from their on-site mentor. Don’t wait…we do sell out. So if you think you’re ready for this golden opportunity … please don’t wait.
Want to attend more than one conference offered in a Hit Maker Tour? Many do.
The additional cost is only $1,000 for you – and just $300 if you bring a partner.
Hit Maker Tour Success Story
Once you’re registered, we’ll send you all the details, and help you choose the best conference(s) for you.
But I urge you to hurry.
So don’t waste time mulling it over. If you’re serious about pitching and selling your TV show.. if you believe in your concept and are ready to pitch targeted decision-makers face to face… step up now and take your place on the HIT-MAKER TOUR.
You’ll never know how selling your TV show will transform your life until you make that sale. The opportunity and the reality are close at hand – and we’re here to help you do it right!
So join us now… and let’s get started!
I look forward to welcoming you as part of the team.
There are Limited Spots for the Hit Maker Tour, Claim Yours Today!
Co-founder, Sell Your TV Concept Now, Inc.
P.S. There’s one more FAST-ACTING BONUS that for many stands alone as the #1 reason to join our Hit Maker Tour. The night before each conference, we host a Closed Door Session exclusively for our group. You get to pitch and receive personal feedback from me or Mark. Imagine how that can boost your confidence before facing those TV executives with your life-altering show pitch! So don’t waste another moment.
P.P.S.: Still have questions before making a final decision? We’re happy to give you the answers. We’ll also help make sure you qualify for the FAST-ACTING BONUS! Just call 407-351-0893 and either Denyse or I will get back to you with the details you request and support you need. But don’t put it off. With only 20 participants in this amazing program, seats fill fast.
Want immediate help? Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions…
HIT MAKER TOUR FAQs
Q: How do I find out if my show is ready to pitch at a conference?
A: You’re welcome to schedule a complimentary strategy session with Jeanne Simon, co-founder of Sell Your TV Concept Now, to talk through what you’ve done so far on your show and the steps you’ll need to take to get it ready to pitch. Call Denyse at 407-351-0893 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your complimentary strategy session.
Q: Should I go on the Hit Maker Tour if I’m not ready to pitch my show and I just want to find out how the conferences work and make connections?
A: YES! The Tour is for you if you want to maximize your conference investment. On the Tour you’ll make priceless connections with top network and production company execs at private meetings we host. Plus, you’ll gain insider knowledge on how to pitch when you’re ready, what you’ll need in your pitch package, and how to get meetings with the network execs you want to target….plus much more.
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 Denyse at 407-351-0893 or email her at email@example.com to set up your complimentary strategy session.
Q: How many people do you take on the Hit Maker Tour?
A: We limit the number to twenty attendees per conference to ensure you get the time and attention you need from your on-site Hit Maker Tour mentor.
Q: How do I pitch more than one show?
A: One at a time. (Ha…bet you already knew that!) We go over pitching multiple shows to the same buyer in the Hit Maker Tour training. It not only can be done (even in a speed pitch) we recommend pitching two or more shows to a conference to further maximize your investment.
Q: How many shows can I work on in the Hit Maker Tour?
A: You may work on one show. In other words, you’ll submit the same show for both material reviews. You may purchase additional material reviews for your other shows.
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: What if I’m very confident about my TV concept, but I have no idea what to say in a pitch?
A: A big part of Hit Maker Tour training is about how to have a successful pitch meeting: the flow of a pitch meeting, what execs expect of you, the right terminology to use, developing a powerful pitch mindset, and what to say exactly in your pitch. The last virtual training session is entirely devoted to pitch practice for our members. When you work with us you will know what to say in your pitch.
Q: I’ve heard conferences are a waste of time because no real decision makers attend…Is that true?
A: Chris Linn, president of truTV, would be shocked to hear that along with all of the other senior level network execs who make it a priority to go to multiple conferences every year. They and their teams go to conferences to take pitches from people like you, network with their peers, finalize deals, and to stay on top of the latest trends in the TV biz.
Q: How do I get pitch meetings at conferences?
A: Most conferences have speed pitching sessions you sign up for once you’re registered and when you’re part of our Hit Maker Tour you’ll make priceless connections with top network and production company execs at private meetings we host. You’ll definitely want to take advantage of our FAST-ACTING BONUS to gain access to a closed door session we have the night before each conference. You’ll get to practice your pitch and get feedback from top network and production company execs.
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.
Q: Is the registration fee for the conference included in the fee for the Hit Maker Tour?
A: You pay separately for the conference registration fee and all travel expenses. They are not included in the Hit Maker Tour fee.