When pitching a TV series, or anything in general, there’s a period after you pitch that I call “The Wait”. It’s when you have to wait for feedback to find out if things are moving forward.
I had to develop a system for dealing with the emotional toil of “The Wait”.
1. At the end of the pitch, establish a proper followup time (usually 2 weeks). 2. Set an iCal/Outlook/whatever reminder to followup on that date. 3. Assume the project isn’t happening and start working on the next thing.
Well it’s official! Bad Seeds is a go on Nickelodeon. We’re starting production really soon, so look for it to air in about a year (yeah it takes that long). Here’s a poster I made for the final part of the pitching process. Now the work begins!