Every day, hundreds of individuals and independent producers try to pitch new TV Show ideas to all networks. The best way to do it after a pre-approval on a concept? Shooting a pilot. Usually quite an expensive venture. At least 99% of concepts proposed are rejected because considered not “large audience” enough to be profitable via advertising before and during the show. But sometimes you hit the jackpot and become producer or at least co-producer of your own TV Show.
Success stories include Hugh King with “Motorcycle Mania” and “Biker Build-Off”, Rich Christensen with “Pinks”, Jesse James with “Jesse James Is A Dead Man” produced by his own production company “Pay-Up Sucker Productions”. I usually don’t publish about all the concepts I know being pitched and Pilots being shot. But since I had readers asking me several times about a new Hugh King project (I say project) I am going to tell you just a little bit. The concept called “Chopper Wars” would be to have builders build WW2 style bikes in a hangar featuring old planes. A panel of experts (Ness, Nichols, historians?) would judge the bikes. And what Channel would be the most interested? The History Channel, of course. More to follow when I hear good news...(picture Hugh King)