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  • Tue, Mar 18 2014 3:23 PM

    • dlom85
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    TV show help

    A friend and I are interested in developing a television comedy.  We have already completed both a feature-length film and a short film using the characters and concept.  These are very low budget, but at least we have examples of what we would like to do.

    What is our next step?  Obviously we want to get someone interested.  Most places will not view unsolicited submissions so it has been suggested to us to find an entertainment lawyer.  Researching what to do can be overwhelming though and any help would be gladly appreciated.

  • Tue, Mar 18 2014 3:29 PM In reply to

    Re: TV show help

    An entertainment lawyer is great for the contracts you would sign with any production company.  

    What you need first is an agent.  If you don't have someone with the connections to get your premise in front of the right people then it is still likely to be a non-starter.  Typically they no longer look for a "treatment" but a timeline of the concept and the project.  If you get a project off the ground then the lawyer can help you with all your contracts and you do want your own that will look out for your interests.

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  • Tue, Mar 18 2014 3:40 PM In reply to

    • dlom85
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    Re: TV show help

    Thank you, good advice.  I had a feeling what we needed more at this point was an agent but a friend with some experience kept telling us to find an entertainment lawyer as if there was no difference.

  • Tue, Mar 18 2014 3:58 PM In reply to

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    I would try and find someone with connections to Chuck Lorre.  What ever he touches seems to turn to sitcom gold.

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  • Tue, Mar 18 2014 4:21 PM In reply to

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    Not really a legal question.  What you need are industry contacts of ANY nature.  Saying you should get an agent or a lawyer is all well and good, but a lot of agents won't give you the time of day unless you come with recommendations, and you probably can't afford even the "cheap" entertainment attorneys (although you might be able to get one to give you a free consultation).  The other option is to develop something yourself that you post to YouTube and which you can then shop based on the hopefully positive reception you get.

  • Tue, Mar 18 2014 5:33 PM In reply to

    Re: TV show help

    dlom85:
    a friend with some experience

    Absolutely 100% the worst ever person to take advice from.

     

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