There are many questions when it comes to pitching a TV show to the studios.
How do we get our writing material in the studio? What is a TV pitch and how does it work. Do they require a fully finished script? Are there any presentation rules? Should the material be in short format or long? Is a pilot episode required? How many pages should the pitch be? etc etc.
In all honesty there are no hard and fast rules to pitching a TV show. It does not have to be a puzzling mystery to write a TV series bible. It could be a one pager or a detailed 90 pages docket. What’s important is a clear, brief, communication of what you intend to create. This is where the role of a TV bible comes in.
TV SERIES BIBLE- What is this mysterious thing???😂
A TV show bible is a 5- to 15-page document put together by a writer to help them sell their TV show. It’s an in-depth blueprint of the show— Story world, tone, plots and characters, etc.—and how each develop during season 1 and beyond.
Think of it as a selling tool that will help a TV studio or network understand the show on a much greater level than is possible from just reading the pilot.
Down below are some examples of TV Bibles produced in the past. The bible format need not be an exact replica but should serve as a framework and a reference point in the creation of your own material. This should get you ready to write a TV series bible.
1.Freaks and geeks
2. Grey’s Anatomy-
3. Dirk Gently’s holistic detective agency-
5. New girl
8. True Detective
9. The Wire
10. Breaking Bad
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