Read ➭ Greenlit: Developing Factual/Reality TV Ideas from Concept to Pitch (Professional Media Practice) Author Nicola Lees – Tactical-player.co.uk
I just finished reading the Kindle version of this book This is really great info I was especially impressed with all the endnotes and the bibliographic references We re getting ready to pitch a show, so it will be interesting to see how well prepared we are after reading this book We also purchased and read Dr Melissa Caudle s book, The Reality of Reality TV Reality Show Business Plans While that book seemed good at getting you to think about things in different ways, there were few if any bibliographic references One of the appendices was Commonly Misspelled Words I found that amusing because the book is chocked full of misspellings and typos, so much so that it made me wonder about the calibre of material being presented If you have to pick one, pick Greenlit. This book is the whole package Everything you need to know about developing an idea for a TV program It s a step by step guide but you can also just dip in and out of it as and when you need information I ve read the book cover to cover 4 times and have found it incredibly useful Having read just about every single book there is on the subject of developing ideas for TV I can confidently declare that this book is by far the best and most comprehensive. Quot Blows The Lid On So Many Tv Secretsquot Tom Archer, Controller Factual, Bbcquot If Every First Time Producer Read This Before Pitching A Program, I Guarantee A Greater Success Ratequot Gary Lico, President Ceo, Cableready, Usa 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 In Proposals Are Considered Worth A Second Look, And Most Commissioners Never Read Past The First Paragraph 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 In A Pitch The Life Stories Of Hit Factual Shows Such As The Apprentice, Deadliest Catch And Strictly Come Dancing Advice From Channel Commissioners, Development Producers And On Screen Talent On Both Sides Of The Atlantic Eleven Steps That Will Increase Your Chance Of Winning A Commission In A Rapidly Expanding Tv Market, Greenlit Is Packed With Resource Lists, Sample Proposals, Case Studies And Exercises Designed To Boost Your Skills And Develop Commission Winning Proposals The best book about factual TV production gives you genuine practical advice and examples, real industry case studies, very well structured and well written Fantastic book If you ve just arrived in the television industry and want to shine, this book is the perfect catalyst for your career It s concise, packed with brilliant anecdotes, and takes you step by step through each facet of developing factual ideas with real potential It s referred to daily, tabbed in coloured post its, highlighted, and often quoted Money well spent Good points, really well made Food for thought and extremely useful info for navigating the commissioning jungle A very comprehensive Rough Guide style manual Pitching is not an exact science but author removes some of the mystique, which is inspirational. Great on all fronts, item itself, time it took to dispatch and get to me A Seller Gread read, a wealth of information Highly recommended. excellent guide easy to read and insightful As a freelancer to break into the UK press,you need the famous writers and artists yearbook and if you know how to do videos and you want to take your work to another level,developing factual reality tv ideas is for you because the beginning chapters were stimulating,the author used case studies very well,the author demonstrated clearly the classifications of documentaries,proposal writing and how to do pitch tapes.