Please don’t tell me your ideas! Not yet. Read this first.

It is always fun networking with people working on new childrens television productions, aspiring producers, writers, and so on.   I am happy to connect.  I invite you to subscribe to this site’s RSS Feed, follow me Twitter and comment on posts.  Great ways to get to know each other.

But please, don’t call or email and try and tell me your ideas. Not yet at least!

You need to protect your ideas.  Until you get your amazing concepts (ideas) down in text, documented and registered anyone can take them. You can’t copyright raw ideas that are nothing more than flickering impulses in that beauty of a brain of yours.  You have to create something concrete from the idea  – a treatment, a script, a character.

When I get cold calls from people who want to work in television, want have their show made, but have no idea of the law and various protections, I refer them to the book The Writer Got Screwed (But Didn’t Have To) : A Guide to the Legal and Business Practices of Writing for the Entertainment Industry (affiliate link).

When you’re ready to expand your team (and have some funding) I’d love to discuss your project.

😉 Peter


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