At our Google event a few weeks ago New Writing: What Opportunities Are There for Authors on Today’s Platforms? Sam Rowden, Director of Programming at AMC Networks International UK, mentioned that they are keen to hear from writers interested in pitching TV ideas. Sam said they were always open to new ideas and new ways to look at true crime especially. Below is their pitch format. Sam suggested you send emails in this format to CBSRealityPitches@amcnetworks.com.
NAME OF PROGRAMME
Top line pitch – a quick summary of what the programme will be, mentioning areas that might be covered (eg. Forensics, profiling), episode count and if relevant presenter led or not.
NAME OF PRODUCTION COMPANY
Further overview of the series in more detail:
Breakdown of episode structure:
- – Short summary of case
- – Which contributors (if any) would be approached
Boiler plate of who the production company is, what they represent, brief summary of relevant programmes they have made.