How do I pitch ideas to a TV producer?
September 5, 2006 2:14 PM Subscribe
Pitching to TV: I'm a writer and used to pitching ideas for magazines (mostly print) and then writing the story, sending the invoice, and getting paid. I have a great opportunity to pitch ideas for a TV show (on public television). The show is already in production and has money for next season lined up. Has anyone transitioned from print to TV? How do I charge money for this?
posted by mdiskin to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
80% of the show is filmed locally (it's shown nationally), so most resources would also be local -- subjects, experts, real-life examples, etc. I already pull these together for printed stories.
I already know these guys from writing a story about their show. They offered me a job as I was interviewing them, but I want to keep freelancing, so it's still out there.
Any other suggestions re: putting my TV glasses on would also help. But I'm interested in how this process works.
Thoughts? Personal experiences, good or bad?