I want to start a TV show!

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  1. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I've got an idea for a TV show. Who do I sell it to? Yes, it's an edgy detective drama.. but with a twist.. at least I think so.

    Anyone ever pursue something like this seriously?
     
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    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Write a pilot treatment and character outline, then find yourself an agent
     
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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    To what Jeff has written, you should have at least one more script.

    You want to be able to have a ready answer to this comment: “Very interesting. What else do you have?”

    This could be a second script on the same idea, or another pilot.
     
  4. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Okay... I'll have to look up how to right a couple scripts. (gotta love the internet) and work out the details.

    It's just a premise right now, really. So, I guess I've got a lot of work to do.
     
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    Just to point out that hosting your own TV show is not only possible, it might be easier than you think.

    Can you say "Cable Access"?

    Tom Green started out this way. He submitted an idea for a TV show at Shaw Cable in Ottawa many years ago. Not only did the show become a surprise hit, The Comedy Network agreed to carry the show on their own cable network for two years!

    As they say, "the rest is history".

    Can your TV show be made on the cheap using local talent? If so, anything can happen. And even if it doesn't work out, at least you won't be asking yourself "what if..." for the rest of your days.
     

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