TVFilmRights.com is the Entertainment Industry’s premiere online marketplace for scouting the tv/film rights for True Life Stories, Original Screenplays, Film Concepts, Book Subsidiary Rights from large and small press publishers, TV Formats, Reality/Docu-Series, Life Story Rights, Game, and other properties available for development and production.
Producers and Executives scouting the TV/Film Rights Database are provided a “Mandate Match” feature where they have individually selected a multitude of subjects and themes to cross-reference any specific project from the database possessing any of those elements. This brings a more efficient search experience for the Executive, and ultimately greater results for any Agents, Writers, or Publishers selling projects in our marketplace.
“KNOW WHAT THEY WANT…PITCH WHAT THEY PREFER!” The TVFilmRights.com Scouting Report is offered exclusively to Screenwriters, Concept Creators, Publishers, and Authors in the TV/Film Rights Marketplace. It is the only Industry Insider’s Report with Live Updates detailing the specific types of projects Producers and Executive’s are seeking when scouting new projects for development and production at TVFilmRights.com. All scouting preferences and mandates detailed in the Report are selected, written, and submitted by the Industry Executives Members (Producers, Executives and Agents). Details of the report include specific project types, genres, subjects, themes, and other unique information shared by each of the Executives who share their scouting preferences…Read More
Writers marketing projects to companies in the TV/Film Rights database receive electronic record of all activity (reviews & requests) on their projects, providing the proof-of-exposure that is most desired in the process of pitching to the industry. Members may access a project activity area detailing all such activity.
True stories bring substance to “ideas” or scripts because the most valuable commodity that any Producer can have are the TV/Film Rights to an amazing true story. Movie concepts and screenplays attract more action from Producers because they are often easier to package with talent and financing. Producers and Agents at TVFilmRights.com are scouting all genres of film, keying on screenplays and concepts that are “based on true events”, as well as highly original movie ideas and screenplays.
One of the most successful sub-genres of reality TV is the “docu-series”. Producers and Agents scout our database for reality TV formats, keying on projects that explore unique businesses, professions, and families that hold organic drama (and humor) ripe for delivering entertaining content for TV.
Formats for original game show concepts, particularly with international franchise appeal, are also actively sought after by Producers and Agents with the ability to package and produce these fun formats.
In television and film, we see hot topics that are relevant to current social issues adapted for television programming and motion pictures. The “ripped from the headlines” Television Movies and Mini-Series that are based on true stories, have always found success and are regularly scouted and produced by Networks and Cable Networks, as well as the countless blockbuster hits that are based on a true story.
Television is a news driven medium that thrives on pop-culture, so any current social issues or events can be the subject of a movie or series produced. Many films that are based on true stories or events may approach a known subject with a new perspective, revealing a facet of the story or person that we never knew.
The most important thing to know when preparing to sell your own story as a premise for a motion picture or television program is to know that movies and TV show dramatize and deliver a heightened reality of any story told. Your job in pitching a project based on a true life story is to focus on the story and pivotal moment of accomplishment or redemption. Stories that hold potential have unique premises, an unbelievable progression of circumstances, and a great ending. Invest your time and resources in writing your synopsis that crystalizes your true story by creating that clear story arc.
Keep these thoughts in mind: What is the core event or accomplishment of the persons involved in your story? What does your story reveal about the related issues or people involved? What is unique about your story, outside of what others may already know or have experienced?
Magazine articles, newspaper articles, TV news programs, your own life experiences, or the unique life stories you know of others, may harvest some incredible true stories that Producers and Agents can develop and produce. Look for controversial issues that involve large social debate. Perhaps within that issue you can identify a specific story that stands out.