How to pitch an idea to Discovery channel?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by PTravel, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. PTravel

    PTravel Guest

    Thanks, Bill. I remember "spex" under his previous homophonic screen name,
    so I'm not exactly shocked by his post. Always consider the source. ;)
    PTravel, Sep 12, 2006
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  2. Yeah. I know.
    Good luck on your project.

    Bill Farnsworth, Sep 12, 2006
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  3. PTravel

    FCP User Guest

    Whatever happens, Good luck, Paul!

    I remember having an idea not so long ago...

    Just ending the first year after that and I'm reminded of my own words
    to lots of my seminar audiences of the years.

    To wit,

    Ideas are essentially worthless. It's only the IMPLEMENTATION of ideas
    that creates value. And implementation is the long hard road.

    I'm nearly at the end of the first year of pitching StartEditingNow! -
    we're shipping product daily - we've sold product on every continent but
    Antartica. We've just secured our first major catalog listing (PC
    Mall). And I have three more DVDs shot and waiting for me in the edit
    suite. (Damn regular clients won't leave me alone and my summer was the
    most lucrative in my entire career)

    Now I have to shake off two months of relentless editing so I can start
    on ... two MORE months of relentless editing!

    My advice.

    One step at a time, follow your bliss. If it's meant to happen you'll
    find the time and energy to make it happen.

    If it is, you'll find it impossible not to lay awake at night and sweat
    all the thousand little details that need to be checked off between
    today and when it actually happens.

    Not easy. Not boring!

    Again, good luck.

    Bill Davis
    FCP User, Sep 13, 2006
  4. PTravel

    Xar Guest

    very well put!
    Xar, Sep 13, 2006
  5. Check out the "Feedback request..." post from "Gordon"
    over on r.a.m.p.s
    Richard Crowley, Sep 18, 2006
  6. PTravel

    Bill Guest

    My god, you really don't want to let anyone in the door, do you? If
    everyone followed this advice, television would still be dominated by
    Gilligan's Island and Mr. Ed., and we'd see nothing but big, fat,
    gluttonous, over-produced musicals starring Ethel Merman at the
    Cineplex. Except, there wouldn't be a Cineplex. Not all bad, I guess.

    Even Hollywood recognizes that they need a regular infusion of
    independent film-makers to resusitate the industry.
    Bill, Sep 18, 2006
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