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Brazzi
06-16-2015, 05:04 AM
Hi all,

In my spare time I completed a pilot for a short kids animation which I am now ready to attempt to try and sell. The problem is, I am not in the TV industry and have no clue as to where I would go to attempt this. What I have done initially is email a couple of commissioning editors in the UK but something tells me my email will be a drip in an ocean of pitches and other such stuff.

Have any of you attempted this? Is there a central database of potential channels looking for content? Is there a specific organization, or festival? Are there agents that represent small production companies (with no clue). Any advice would be appreciated. I am in the UK BTW.

As always I appreciate each and every reply.

The pilot is here if you'd like a quick look.

https://youtu.be/mBIq-Vk-ZeU

I'm not getting email notifications so forgive me if I'm a little late when replying.

Best.

Brazzi.

souzou
06-16-2015, 05:25 AM
Some of the producers at the kids channels we've worked for always go to this:
http://www.mipjunior.com/

That may be a good event to go to for networking at the very least.

creacon
06-16-2015, 09:07 AM
That and "Kidscreen" and "Cartoon Forum."
But I wouldn't go there with "the concept" in it's current state.

creacon


Some of the producers at the kids channels we've worked for always go to this:
http://www.mipjunior.com/

That may be a good event to go to for networking at the very least.

fgolman
06-16-2015, 09:40 AM
There's a couple based in Orlando that runs seminars on selling TV concepts. They, in fact, have done a lot of kids work over the years themselves:

www.sellyourtvconceptnow.com

I haven't been to one of the sessions but I'm on their mailing list and they look legit.

Best of luck!

Cheers,

Fritz Golman
Museum of Broadcast Communications
Chicago

Brazzi
06-16-2015, 10:49 AM
thanks souzou will take a look

creacon, thanks but could you elaborate?

fgolman, many thanks will check it out.

ernpchan
06-16-2015, 11:34 AM
The problem is, I am not in the TV industry....


It's been my observation that this is a pretty large hurdle. To a studio's eyes, you're no different than the mailman who has an idea. If you're not already in the 'biz' in some sort of capacity it's hard to take you seriously. I think it's just a matter of filtering out the people. If you're in the media industry in some fashion, you write books, you're a writer, etc it'll help to some extent. But it'll still be very difficult. If you have an agent, that would help as they can do all the leg work for you. A place is more likely to react to an agent versus just unsolicited material. What you need to find is a studios pitch/submission information. Just cold calling or blindly sending a reel isn't gonna get you anywhere.

Also submitting unsolicited material is another hurdle. It sounds like you're trying to get a finished product on tv versus just pitching an idea they can develop and own. Unless your finished product is truly polished and established, getting it on tv is near impossible because you're asking them to license it.

I briefly watched your thing. It looked more like an animation short versus a pilot for a show. For a show, there has to be a large story thread and established complex characters. And from the experience I've had with young kids programming, there has to be some sort of educational or large 'point' to the story versus just comedy and gags.

You could try to self publish. Places like YT and Vimeo allow you to be your own channel. From there, if you grow an audience maybe you'll get recognized and it'll lead to bigger things.

Good luck.

ianr
06-16-2015, 11:41 AM
Sending you a P.M.

Brazzi
06-16-2015, 02:13 PM
ernpchan - thanks for your input. I appreciate it.

calilifestyle
06-16-2015, 02:20 PM
Hi all,

In my spare time I completed a pilot for a short kids animation which I am now ready to attempt to try and sell. The problem is, I am not in the TV industry and have no clue as to where I would go to attempt this. What I have done initially is email a couple of commissioning editors in the UK but something tells me my email will be a drip in an ocean of pitches and other such stuff.

Have any of you attempted this? Is there a central database of potential channels looking for content? Is there a specific organization, or festival? Are there agents that represent small production companies (with no clue). Any advice would be appreciated. I am in the UK BTW.

As always I appreciate each and every reply.

The pilot is here if you'd like a quick look.

https://youtu.be/mBIq-Vk-ZeU

I'm not getting email notifications so forgive me if I'm a little late when replying.

Best.

Brazzi.

https://www.vessel.com/creators
One of the many ways you can get your thing out there.

http://studios.amazon.com/

Brazzi
06-16-2015, 03:04 PM
thanks calilifestyle, will have a look.

Surrealist.
06-18-2015, 02:08 PM
I don't have a clue about selling something to TV. But one thing I can say is you are doing the right thing now. Researching it. But that is something you probably should have done first.

I like the art direction and it has a professional polish, decent animation and timing. If you add those things to a project targeted to a specific audience and come up with a good story line you'll at least have a chance to do something with it.

Best of luck. It really is nice seeing something where care has been taken in the visual style.

Megalodon2.0
06-18-2015, 06:17 PM
There is also Toongoggles:

http://www.toongoggles.com/shows/all

Good Luck!