Friday, July 30, 2010
entertainment industry coach Question 513:Hi Coach, did you have anything to do with Project Greenlight?
I do not. In the entertainment industry the term "greenlight" refers to getting the go ahead on a project. Everyone wants the "greenlight" for their project. Therefore, as a career coach for entertainment industry professionals, who relate to the term "greenlight," I chose the name because I help them "greenlight their careers."
PS I loved the show Project Greenlight and had many clients who worked on it in different capacities.
entertainment industry coach Question 512: I have an idea for an episode of a show that I'd like to present to the producers, how?
That's taboo. When people want to write for a show, they give a spec of a different show. Unless you get a pitch meeting with them to pitch your idea. They wouldn't be allowed to read a spec script of their own show. Reason being, what if they had a similar story line already in the works. You could say they read your spec or pitched your idea and they stole it. There's a lot of politics around discussing an idea for a show with the show producers. That's why most people do it through agents. I'm not saying it's impossible, I'm just saying that the majority of the time, that's how its done.
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