Greenlit: Developing Factual / Reality TV Ideas from Concept to Pitch (Professional Media Practice)

Lees, Nicola

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2010. 1st. Paperback. Greenlit explains how to develop, research, pitch and sell your idea for any type of factual or reality television show. It gives the inside track on what channel executives are really looking for, stories of how hit shows actually came about and advice from channel commissioners and development producers. Series: Professional Media Practice. Num Pages: 352 pages, black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: APTX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 135 x 216 x 24. Weight in Grams: 620. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Greenlit is the insider?s guide to develop, research, pitch and sell your idea for any type of reality television show for both experienced producers and those just beginning in media production who want to sell their concept and have the next big reality TV hit.   This ultimate handbook in professional media practice explains how to navigate the obstacles to make sure your great idea is presented with a perfectly refined pitch for each level of industry scrutiny from agent to producer to head of development to TV channel senior management. Included are candid interviews with fifty top industry insiders?international producers and buyers?who reveal how successful shows were originally conceived and pitched. Their war stories, from shows like The Apprentice and Deadliest Catch and documentaries such as The September Issue are told here for the first time and are, like the reality shows they describe: cautionary, entertaining, and inspiring tales. These case studies are also peppered with invaluable industry tips and tricks to help you standout among the hundreds of pitches television executives receive each day, of which only 1 in 100 receive more than a few seconds of attention! Whether you're pitching a documentary, reality competition, celebrity-led journey or makeover format, the book is designed to help you through each step of the process and each chapter includes a detailed industry case study to illustrate the point, practical tips and tricks from producers and channel executives, sample proposals to show you what media executives are really looking for in a pitch, resource lists, exercises to boost your skills and eleven steps that will increase your chance of getting a green light on your project.   In a rapidly expanding cable and broadcast TV market for reality programming, Greenlit is packed with the information, advice and tips to make it THE book that should be on every television producer?s desk.

From the Back Cover: "More information than a year of film school." Fiona Tudor Price, Chairwoman, Women in Film and Television, South Africa

"Full of tips that even the most experienced producer will find useful, this book is going straight onto the required reading list for our students." Amber Dobinson, Head of Training, Documentary Filmmakers Group

"The inside track on TV development from one of the best developers in the business." Saul Nassé, General Manager and Creative Head, BBC Worldwide Productions, India

Greenlit explains explains how to research, develop, pitch and sell your documentary or nonfiction television series idea. Candid interviews with fifty top industry insiders - including international producers and commissioners - reveal how globally successful shows such as Supernanny and Deadliest Catch were originally conceived and pitched. Packed with case studies, practical tips, resource lists, sample proposals and exercises designed to boost your skills and develop commission-winning proposals, Greenlit will help take your idea from concept to commission.

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