Being invited by executives or producers to pitch ideas for an existing show, a made for-TV movie, or a pilot is truly exciting. It means you have the chance to make a sale and be in the game as a professional writer.

Pitch meetings come about in a couple of different ways. If you are pitching story ideas for an existing show in hopes of being hired to write an episode, the producers have likely already read a writing sample and invited you in so they can hear your ideas. The same holds true for a made-for-TV movie. When pitching an idea for a pilot, they’ve read your work, and — unless you are an unknown — they are also familiar with your writing credits and track record. Pitch meetings are ...

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