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TV Pitch Documents (PT82)

Alex and Nick discuss the content and formats of successful TV pitch documents, from one-pagers to pitch bibles.

How do you effectively communicate the vision of a TV show? What are the different formats of TV pitch documents? What should you include in your pitch? How do you structure a pitch document? What are the burning questions you need to answer? How do you write your pitch in a compelling and unique way?

Plus, we talk dramedy script categories.

The Paper Team gives their sales pitch…



Paper Scraps: Spec Lists and Script Categories (00:31)
1 – Formats of TV pitch documents (03:41)
2 – Content of a TV pitch document (06:35)
3 – How to best express your pitch: format, structure, and prose (19:40)
Takeaways and Resources (33:19)


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Sundance Episodic Program
“Pitch Doc One” – TV Calling
“Meetings 101: Generals and TV Staffing” (PT62)
Terra Nova


“The Ultimate Sales Letter” – Dan S. Kennedy

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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson

Paper Team is a podcast about television writing and becoming a TV writer.

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