Today was Pitch Day at E! Entertainment Television at 5750 Wilshire Blvd in the Miracle Mile Area.
I came in with two 1-hour dramas: “Star Mom” and “Backstab.” Both ideas touch on the entertainment industry and pop culture, as required by the network. We talked the most about the first idea, which I was most excited about.
“Backstab” not only didn’t fit with the overall direction of the network, it was clearly going to be like “biting the hand that feeds you.” I got it. Message received–but it’s still a good concept, perhaps perfect for another network.
On the other hand, ”Star Mom” is going up the ladder. The folks I met with asked some good questions, some that I inherently knew but hadn’t addressed specifically in my leavebehind. For example:
- Is there an incident or event that turns the situation on its end?
- Who are we rooting for?
- Other than the star, who is the most important person to the story/series?
It makes good food-for-thought for the next pitch, witch comes on May 2nd at Style Network with Ramona Maramonte…in the same building.