I didn’t say anything when we applied for it, because I didn’t want to jinx it, but my company did join the National Council for Children’s Television‘s Nationwide Search for the Coolest Television Program Proposals for Children, and we won. Well, one of our entries won. All the four entries we submitted were among the 11 finalists, which was pretty cool in on itself. Each of the companies behind the three winning pitches will be given a start-up fund to finance the production of the pilot episode.
This is one of those times where I’m reminded how lucky I am that I get to work with such incredibly talented people. When we joined the Search, I offered whatever I could. Which wasn’t really much, as I didn’t know much about television, or how shows are made. The proposals were developed by the others, and all I could offer was mostly just encouragement. Even when I presented the pitches (I did two of the four), one of them — the winning entry — wasn’t even my pitch. M. developed it and did the first draft of the PowerPoint. I showed up, smiled at the panel, and did the best presentation I could.