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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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 Nassť, 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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Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 214 x 134 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Blows the lid on so many TV secrets Tom Archer, Controller Factual, BBC If every first-time producer read this before pitching a program, I guarantee a greater success rate Gary Lico, President/CEO, CABLEready, USA In recent years there has been an explosion of broadcast and cable channels with a desperate need for original factual/reality programming to fill their schedules: documentaries, observational series, makeover formats, reality competitions. Yet television executives receive a daily avalanche of inappropriate pitches from pushy, badly prepared producers. Only 1 in 100 proposals are considered worth a second look, and most commissioners never read past the first paragraph. 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 in a pitch * The life stories of hit factual shows such as The Apprentice, Deadliest Catch and Strictly Come Dancing * Advice from channel commissioners, development producers and on-screen talent on both sides of the Atlantic * Eleven steps that will increase your chance of winning a commission In a rapidly expanding TV market, Greenlit is packed with resource lists, sample proposals, case studies and exercises designed to boost your skills and develop commission-winning proposals. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9781408122679

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