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Greenlit : developing factual/reality TV ideas from concept to pitch

Author: Nicola Lees
Publisher: London : Methuen Drama, 2010.
Series: Professional media practice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Lees
ISBN: 9781408122679 1408122677
OCLC Number: 606785965
Description: x. 341 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction Chapter One: Welcome to Development Hell (A.K.A. What the Hell is Development?) Chapter Two: Do You Have What it Takes? Chapter Three: Understanding the TV Landscape Chapter Four: Generating Ideas Chapter Five: Developing an Idea Chapter Six: Considering Multiplatform Content Chapter Seven: Writing a Killer Proposal Chapter Eight: Finding and Keeping Talent Chapter Nine: The Pitch Tape Chapter Ten: The Pitch Chapter Eleven: Alternative Sources of Funding Chapter Twelve: Getting the Greenlight
Series Title: Professional media practice.
Responsibility: by Nicola Lees.

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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,  Read more...

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'excellent...a really handy primer on getting commissioned for everyone from the beginner to the seasoned pro.' Stage Screen & Radio (November 2010)

 
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