I just got back from NATPE's LATV Festival.
I purchased opportunity for 500 dollars and aquired another checkmark on my life's to-do list.
If you have not been to a pitch pit, picture dating services that allow couples to get to know one another at a table for ten minutes, a timer goes off and they rotate. Exact same thing here.
Ya buy a ticket, get two garanteed appointments and then scavange for more pitches in what they call the Bull Pen.
I managed 7 pitches in the day, being extremely agressive in the Bull Pen. This was a trip I could not afford but could not afford to miss so I had to reach as many as possible. Of those seven pitches, two requested a sizzle reel and a one sheet of my show.
I left a little disappointed, hoping of course to sell a television show on the spot but this is not how it's done.
Today, I am getting many nibbles and I have no doubt my show will be airing soon as a direct result of my guts and gamble.
Dream-chasing is very expensive but, at least to me, it's far more expensive to let them slide out of reach. I can tell you this...
Bitter old men aint mad about what they did in this life. They regret what they didn't do.
If you never chase a rainbow, you'll never get the gold.
In a nutshell, I do recomend NATPE to all content creators.
I'm glad to hear your experience was good, Grinner.
I try to attend NATPE in Vegas each year or two, but I've never been on the "selling" side of the fence. (Since we give away our content for free, I go just to promote awareness of NASA-produced content and research distribution trends.)
It seems that content buyers are buying content earlier than they used to - which might make LATV Fest even more valuable these days.