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Episode Info: Happy 2017! Today, on episode 88 of Producing Unscripted we’re helping you kick off the new year right. Trying to break into unscripted television, documentary series, true crime or reality TV? Here are three ways you can stand out from the crowd in 2017.   2017 – The Year You Separate Yourself From the Hollywood Crowd Just some of what we cover today: * The list of things you must know about each project you pitch * The “elevator pitch” culture and what to do instead * What not to say in a pitch meeting in 2017 – or ever * The scope of a producer’s pitch * Should you seek sponsorship or integrations for your show before pitching it? * How to take your pitch from “idea” to “package” * Why packaging makes all the difference, especially when you’re just starting out * Type of shows you can pitch that are automatically a package * The pros and cons of learning new skills and how to find the right balance * The real point of learning new skills in Hollywood – and how that helps you * And…the one thing Biagio hopes Joke NEVER LEARNS how to do ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s the cheat sheet to today’s podcast episode. It’s based on all the filmmakers and producers who’ve impressed us lately. It’s also inspired by those who haven’t. Be sure to listen to today’s episode for all the must-know details. Hit that giant red “PLAY” button above to listen here. 1. Prove You Know Your Stuff – Seriously! This might surprise you, but we receive TV show pitches from people who can’t answer questions about their pitch. You better know how your show will work from week-to-week. Another “can’t blow it” moment is when we ask you which TV networks would air your show and why. (See helpful and related links below for more on this one.) 2. Pitch Packages, Not Concepts Maybe we’ve said it a thousand different ways over the course of this podcast series. That’s still not enough. Now, more than ever, you must think of your pitches as “packages” and not “concepts.” Please, don’t EVER pitch “ideas.” 3. Keep Learning, And Let It Inspire Your Work There’sRead more ยป

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