Kickstart Your Idea for NHNZ
Sometimes the hardest part about developing an idea for TV is starting. Luckily we're not short of ideas and here are some we would really like to see developed and pitched to us.
The hottest property right now is talent. New untested presenters are being gobbled up by the channels in search of the next big star.
The certain route to development success is to quit inventing new programs and find an amazing person with a skill, interest or lifestyle that sets them apart. Find them and the show will be obvious.
We'd love to hear about:
A) A lapsed French priest who performs pet exorcisms.
B) A Buddhist monk who can regress your pet to discover its past lives.
Or anybody equally interesting.
History in the Making
Market reports say that history is the hottest genre of factual television at the moment. But it's not old, dry and stuffy WW2 shows. It's high action, high excitement shows that reveal something we've never heard before.
Think Lost Tomb of Jesus. Think DaVinci Code. Think Sunday night and OMG!
If you know of a hidden history story that turns our understanding of an event on its head and can be reasonably proven, then we'd love to hear about it.
In this case big one hour shows are fine, but series are always better.
Likely subject matter might be the Dead Sea Scrolls, conspiracy theories, Ancient Egypt, Rome and China, cults and witchcraft, cannibalism, ritual executions, sex, magic, ghosts, torture, drugs and ancient disasters.
Ideally the show will have all of that in it! If that's too hard then you can drop the Dead Sea scrolls and add UFOs.
You'll want a provocative title... The Real Adam and Eve, The Hidden Gold of the Dead Sea Scrolls, The Jesus Conspiracy, Nazi Warlocks, Stone Age Hippies, Dining on the Enemy, Satan's Wives, The Alien Gospel, The Ancient Hitler of Babylon or anything that includes the phrase Death Crypt.
Make it fun, make it out there and make it amazing.
If you have an idea, and think it will make great TV, then fill in the form.
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