Angelo J. Bell: Pitching is exhausting…


by Angelo J. Bell

…And I truly don’t want to do it anymore.

Pitching  for television is exhausting. I truly no longer want to do it, however, I realize it is a necessary evil if you want to break into that wonderful land of television production. I am lucky and blessed to have worked with numerous writers in the past 2 years, and have been able to pitch series, dramas, sitcoms, MOWs, and various unscripted programs for an average of 1 pitch meeting a month for twenty-four months. With every meeting I feel like we get one step closer.

The truth of the matter is my production company, KISS HUG FIVE ENTERTAINMENT is doing what many writers aspire to do, but few have been able to do.

Now, all we need to do is keep up the momentum. In the last 3 months we have been able 2 perform a hat-trick and get four meetings scheduled when we had nothing on the books. This is its own reward because we start 2015 with major wind beneath our wings, and with three projects in pending status . Our last pitch meeting this year is with Ramona, Julie, and myself, and we are going to visit NBC comedy. For me this also means after December 10 I can rest for at least of month and not have to plan, coordinate, schedule a pitch or write, consult on, or develop a series proposal or mini Bible.

I do have a secret weapon for 2015 that is based on a movie franchise from Universal back in 1947. It is a re- imagining of an old creature feature classic. If given half a chance this concept for a light horror based drama with fantasy elements can go a pretty long way, if I say so myself

And so I accept this necessary evil of pitching television shows over and over and over… And over again. It is just a matter of time before something hits and sticks. When it does hold on to your horses, because I won’t stop.