What Do Executives Want To See In A Television Series Pitch? by Erik Bork

Film Courage: We have a question from [viewer] Chloe Louisa and Chloe asks “What goes into a successful series pitch and what are some tips to really sell your ideas?”

Erik Bork, Author/Screenwriter:  What I’ve learned is that a successful series pitch it focuses on the series, not just the pilot, that’s one of the big things. People tend to come up with an idea for what’s going to happen in the pilot episode and they want to pitch that in great detail but they may not really understand what a typical episode would look like after the pilot.

The other thing that writers tend to do is…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

 

About : Erik Bork is a screenwriter best known for his work on the HBO miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS and FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, for which he wrote multiple episodes, and won two Emmy and two Golden Globe Awards as part of the producing team. Erik has also sold series pitches (and written pilots) at NBC and FOX, worked on the writing staff for two primetime dramas, and written feature screenplays on assignment for companies like Universal, HBO, TNT, and Playtone. He teaches screenwriting for UCLA Extension, National University and The Writers Store, and offers one-on-one consulting to writers.

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