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From Tim Gibbons, multiple award-winning Producer, Director and Writer, comes

 

Bright Shiny Objects

 

Dedicated to helping you create the best version of your television:

 

CAREER          PITCH          SCRIPT

Career Coaching and Consulting from a TV Professional to Help:

Take Your TV Career From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Take Your TV Career From Breaking In to Breaking Out

Take Your TV Idea From Pitch to Script to Pilot to Series

 

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A TV Career Coach and Script Consultant to Help You Achieve Your Dreams in Television

Welcome! I can help you find your path in TV. I work in every area of TV creation, development and production, including Broadcast Network, Premium Cable, Basic Cable, and Streaming/Digital. Everything you need to get you—or your TV project—in shape and to the next level can happen with these services. They are designed to help you:

  • Take your TV career to the next level
  • Take your career from Below-The-Line to Above-The-Line
  • Move your career from reality/non-fiction into scripted programming (or vice-versa)
  • Break into the TV business
  • Take your project from “I have an idea” to pitch to pilot to series
  • Create a treatment or outline for a TV series
  • Create the perfect pitch
  • Write a TV script from your outline
  • Rewrite your TV pilot or “spec” script
  • Polish your TV script
  • Budget and schedule your project
  • Gain general and/or specific knowledge on how the TV business actually works

Why Choose My Services

  • There are many script consultants available to you, but I’m a full range TV career consultant, who can offer more than script consultation alone.
  • I specialize in TV. I have been working in television for 40 years. If you need help with your feature script, there are plenty of consultants out there—but I’m not one of them.
  • Unlike most of the script-only consultants, I actively work—and have been working for decades—directly on TV shows you’ve heard of and probably seen. Most consultants do only that—consult, and do not actively work in the business. I am currently working in the business, know what’s going on in it, and have my hand on the pulse of it.

Some Examples of What I Can Help You With

  • You are a line producer trying to move into creative producing
  • You work in reality TV but really, really want to get into scripted TV—or vice versa
  • You work in some area of the TV business but really want to be in another, such as you are in production but really want to be in development at a network
  • You have been pigeonholed in your current area of expertise but need to break out into another area or genre
  • You are not in the business at all but:
    • Have an idea for a show. I can help you get that idea into a shape that is sellable
    • Really want to get into production, post production or development
    • You have no contacts in the business and don’t know where to start
  • You want straight advice about your project: Is it sellable? Do you have a realistic chance of selling it?
  • You want straight advice about getting into the business. How do you proceed?
  • You need good, solid advice about how to move over to your dream job

Four Tracks to Choose From (“I need help with…”)

  • Career
      • Moving Up to Your Dream Job
      • Moving Over to a New Career
      • Moving From Below-the-line to Above-the-line
      • Breaking Into the Business
    Go to Career Consultations
  • Writing
      • Moving From Idea to Logline to Treatment to Outline to Script
      • Analysis of Your Script
      • Rewriting Your Script
      • How to Interpret Notes You’ve Received From the Network
    Go to Writing Consultations
  • Pitching
      • Writing the Pitch Prep Doc
      • Dealing with “Leave Behinds”
      • Create the Pitch
      • Pitch Elements/Deck/Props
      • Bible/Attachments/Talent/Directors
    Go to Pitching Consultations
  • TV Industry
      • Development
      • Production
      • Budgets & Schedules
      • Set Up Your Production Company
      • Who’s Your Your First Hire?
      • Rights: Life Rights/I.P. Acquisition/Options
      • Partnering Up
      • “I sold a show, now what?”
    Go to TV Consultations

What I Cannot Do For You

There are some things I cannot help you with. These include:

  • Getting you an agent or manager
  • Partnering up with you on a project or show
  • Helping you find an attorney
  • Helping you find or attach talent
  • Helping you sell your project or script
  • Getting you meetings with agencies, networks, studios, production companies, actors, etc.
  • Give you great advice for features—as I don’t have that firsthand knowledge
  • Give you legal advice. I am not an attorney
  • Guarantee you will sell your show; many projects just do not sell but working with me will give you your best shot at it
Tim Gibbons

Tim Gibbons

I have been creating, pitching, selling, and writing, directing and producing shows for decades, and have sold to Broadcast Networks, Premium Cable (HBO, Showtime, etc.), Basic Cable (VH1, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Pop, IFC, etc.) and Streaming Networks. I also have a number of shows currently on the air (Curb Your Enthusiasm; Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Kevin Hart’s Real Husbands of Hollywood, and the brand new Return of the Mac, etc.)

I know I can help you get to the next level in your career — whether it’s writing that first script or moving into that dream job. Please let me know how I can help you get there!