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”.
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!
No notes on your script? Nothing?
Nothing. He never even contacted me after he took my money, which he still has.