When you are creating your next show and building that all important pitch piece, keep in mind its not what you want-its what THEY want. The TV Vault brings us the following quotes from the top:
Chris Cowan Executive Producer -
Angel City Factory "Finding an extraordinary adventure in real life circumstance is something we've always been drawn to."
Phil Gurin Executive Producer -
The Gurin Company "If you believe in your ideas, stick with them. Passion and skill will rule at the end of the day."
Corie Henson Vice President of Alternative Series & Specials - ABC Entertainment "We’re looking for something that will be the next step in reality. Not to reinvent the wheel, because there is comfort in the familiar, but to think big and take a unique approach."
Karyn Smith-Forge Vice President of Programming Fox Television Studios "...stay true to your own voice and style... those fresh, original voices are what studios and producers look for."
Paul Gilbert Senior Vice President of International Formats -CBS Studios International "Be a leader, not a follower. As Michael King used to say to me all the time, "We have to zig, when everyone else is zagging."
Stephen Bulka Vice President of Original Movie - Lifetime Television "At the end of the day it’s still all about the storytelling--starting with a good idea, finding the right writer, and then rolling up your sleeves and doing the hard work..."
Vin Di Bona President & CEO- Vin Di Bona Productions "...When I sold my first network series (Animal Crack-ups), that sale was the result of 138 pitches. My second show (AFV) was sold in four minutes on the first pitch!"
Dan Riley Executive Producer - E! / Port Magee Pictures "Hollywood is chewing its proverbial fingernails, and on its knees praying every day that something original and exciting will fall into its lap."
Madeline Dimaggio Writer/Producer - Honest Engine Films "In television, the Idea is king."
Nate Barlow Vice President of New Media - Automatic Pictures "...every project has its natural format, for which it is best suited"
Andrew Lear VP of Development / Manager - The Core "...Networks will challenge you on ideas and ask good questions to throw off the pitcher if their homework is not done"
John Meindl President Sports Branded Media "...Do your homework, ask questions, network, do more homework, and be tenacious as hell"
Dena Hysell VP of Development
Slate of Eight Productions "...Networks are looking for project that can air long enough to go into syndication"
Dave Pullano Executive Producer "...the beauty of this town is that any idiot can make it... It's also one of the problems "
Paul Gagne Executive Producer "...if you have a personal experience that is highly marketable, definitely write it"
Kelly Sallaway,Producer for Kellan Media is tasked with the care and feeding of the Kellan Blog.