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How To Pitch a Reality TV Show (According to a Reality TV Producer)

I don’t have any direct experience with the TV Writers Vault (anyone?), so I’m not endorsing the site or service, but I thought this conversation was interesting in terms of what’s being sold for TV these days – and what it takes to make a sale. The interview with Scott Manville, ex-Development for Merv Griffin Entertainment, includes topics like:

What do the decision-makers in reality TV expect when they meet a new writer who is about to pitch them for the first time?

What kinds of notes do writers typically get on their Reality TV projects?

What/how can they expect to be paid?

Read the conversation on Stephanie Palmer’s website “Good in a Room”.

3 comments on “How To Pitch a Reality TV Show (According to a Reality TV Producer)

  1. whatmylipswore
    October 10, 2014

    TV Writers Vault is a scam. Scott Manville (who runs this scam) is a fraudster. He took $100 from me under the guise he was going to give me a “consult”. I got nothing. If he gets your credit card, he will keep charging it. Avoid this website!

    • gregorymilleris
      October 10, 2014

      No notes on your script? Nothing?

      • whatmylipswore
        October 11, 2014

        Nothing. He never even contacted me after he took my money, which he still has.

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