Get Back On The HorseThere is definitely a tech bubble happening right now, and it can't last forever. That bubble is definitely big enough to contain one starry-eyed blogger with an idea for a streaming tv show. However, it does not yet contain a company that wants to pay that blogger and his partner for their streaming tv show idea.
So yeah, they didn't take the pitch.
And sure, I was bummed for a little while. But 24 hours later, I'm forced to look at the facts:
1) We'd never pitched a show before
2) We'd never written a treatment before, and those suckers are HARD
3) In the beautifully frank words of the exec who met with us "This concept is too smart for our audience."
So, back to the drawing board. Now that I think about it, if we'd gotten some sort of deal it may have been worse. Getting what you think you want right away without even understanding it completely is really, really bad most of the time. See 'The Monkey's Paw' by W.W. Jacobs.
The exec that met with us was really great, though. She took the time to explain a lot of things that we hadn't thought of and offered some really helpful, valuable advice. Really, she could have split in ten minutes but she spent an hour or so with us, and once I got over the sting of rejection I appreciated her input immensely.
So whatever. I'm going surfing today, metaphorically dusting off my chaps and getting back on that fucking horse tomorrow.
My friend Eliza has pitched some TV shows in her day, with hilarious and spectacularly disastrous results. She's the one in the black jacket: