If you’re a newbie to the television industry, then having your show produced might be a bit of a struggle and a stretch for you. Nevertheless, if you think that it’s something that you really want for yourself, then why stop yourself from reaching goals, right? One thing you need to remember though, is that when it gets difficult, you don’t give up.
Producing for television comes with its own set of guidelines and notes to remember. Thus, if you think your Amsterdam holiday story is ready for an audience, or if you think that your story about a stalker who targets girls who shop online is ripe for production, then go right ahead and try your hand at it.
Some Guidelines for Airing Your Show
First, you can try to shoot it yourself. If you've never had a Hollywood job before, the best way to get attention is to demand it. Getting someone to read your script is tough, but if you can develop a few thousand views on your video people will start to take notice. You don't necessarily need to shoot the entire show, either. Sites like Amazon Studios, for example, allow you to post clips that people vote up and down, giving great ideas visibility.
Second, you can try tapping executives and studios who are willing to work with you on your story. Shop for agents and producers who are open for submissions, and enter in contests and festivals for exposure. The best way to do this is through "the trades," such as Deadline.com or Variety. These sites are mandatory reads, as they talk about development deals, who is shopping for shows, and agents currently on the market.
Third, you can also try making a list of studios that produce shows like yours. Is it a thriller? Then do the necessary shopping for companies that produce thrillers. That way, you won’t have to stress yourself out in having to explain why in the world you’re approaching National Geographic for a show about a serial killer.
In the end, producing a TV show really does take a lot of work. But if you’re willing to do it, then anything’s possible.