Why Everyone Has An Idea For A TV Show… Unfortunately!

Recently I was in line at a local store when myself and my partner Roger began talking to the guy behind the counter. Eventually the conversation turned to TV and we revealed that we work in the industry and regularly pitch to networks. Moments later the guy revealed that he had an amazing idea for a show. ‘So what’s the idea’ we asked out of politeness. ‘Oh I can’t tell you, you’ll steal the idea and make a fortune…’ Hmm…

I’ve heard this line so many times now over the years, especially since I moved to the States, and it never fails to infuriate me on so many levels. Everyone out there seems to have an idea for a show, the most amazing idea in the world that’s just going to make absolutely million of dollars and become the biggest thing since Idol (or bigger!). And they’ve just got to protect themselves because unscrupulous TV producers like myself are just desperate to rip them off…

Sounds like some people need a bit of a wake up call to how TV actually works… so if anyone out there is about to pitch their producer friend their More >