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How We Sell Your TV Show Ideas
The TV Writers Vault is the first TV
industry website to bring ideas from creative people
like you, to production and global broadcast on
networks like Lifetime TV, Discovery Channel, A&E,
Syfy and many others.
Here's how your TV show ideas can get sold
and produced through the TV Writers Vault:
Many of you have questions about the process of
selling ideas and formats to the television
industry, so we wanted to outline that process based
on the numerous deals new Writers have landed as a
result of using our service, and the 15 years our
founder Scott Manville has had in television
development and production with top companies.
Following is a brief step-outline of our (and the
Industry's) process for a writer selling their
television project. This is reflective of the
typical process in the TV industry and how projects
become shows: You Create Your TV Show Idea: Production Companies want to see a written synopsis
of your concept that details what we're potentially
watching in the series. 1 to 3 pages (plus) for a
reality-based format is acceptable. Longform
projects (drama series, sitcom, movie) are longer in
treatment form (5 pages or more). For more insight
on creating concepts to pitch for television, visit
Producers review your project, as
they scout our database regularly.
Proof Of Review
by any Producer is recorded in your members area
when your project is selected for review, with
instant email notification sent to you.
Producers request contact with you
if interested in pursuing your project, to discuss
the development of your show and any Producing Deal
You negotiate your producing deal directly
with the Production Company.
This locks you
in with financial participation in the series when
produced (fees paid to you per episode, additional
share in licensing revenue), as well as any
on-screen Producer and Creator credit.
The TV Writers Vault takes zero financial
participation in the sale or production of your
The Production Company has then secured the
exclusive rights to sell your show to a Network for
At this point, if the
production company has confidence in the project,
and has a viable Network connection to sell the
project to, the Production Company may finance and
produce a sizzle reel as "proof of concept" to
deliver to the Network when pitched. When the
written pitch is first sold, and the Network wants
to pursue it, the Network may provide financing to
produce the sizzle reel or "presentation pilot". Or,
they may just order the series outright, based on
the written pitch.
The Network orders an installment of the
series for production.
You begin to get
paid, along with the Production Company. Production begins on the series,
and you are paid per episode produced, along with
any other bonuses and fees included in your deal.
Series Airs, and everyone hopes for
a successful run to ensure the Network orders
additional installments. The series may also be sold
to foreign markets for airing on different networks.
Having a series produced for multiple seasons, sold
to multiple foreign and domestic markets, brings the
most financial reward. And of course, the more
successful a series is, the more everyone benefits
The TV Writers Vault has brought numerous concepts
from everyday people to production and broadcast
globally on each of the following major networks,
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