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New TV Show needs help

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by fftv, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. fftv

    fftv New Member

    Hello everyone! I have created and written a treatment for a new tv show about sports venues and the fun foods they serve. I am trying to make a good first impression with the PR dept. @ Gillette stadium so I can get some press passes where'd we like to shoot our first show.

    Any suggestions?

  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Oh my...

    Call the SID or the PR guy for the team. No reason to use journalists for this.
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    93... swing and a miss. That's not what he's asking. He just wants advice, which makes this a valid place for it. Sheesh.
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Then give him some.
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    FFTV, like anything you do professionally, have a detailed explanation of what you are trying to do, where this material will go and what experience you have in the past doing TV production work when you ask for these passes.

    You need to convince the PR staff that you are worthy of them opening their doors to you.

    Honestly, I would have looked into minor league baseball teams first, but that window is closing now.

    DIII, DII and I-AA football might not be a bad idea as well.

    The Patriots do not need your show. They have all the PR they can get. The smaller venues that look for PR would probably be a better bet.
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    TELL THEM YOU AREN'T ASSOCIATED WITH ESPN! They just hammered the hell out of about every stadium. I don't think PR folk will take kindly to stories about ball park food.
  7. fftv

    fftv New Member

    93D thank you for your info. In the end, the show isnt about the Patriots. its about the food and how it correlates to the regional tastes and cultures of the american sports fan.

    thanks for your time!
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    If that is the case, try looking at what high schools sell during their football games.

    Or, look into what tailgaters are making in the parking lot.
  9. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    This has been done before. I've seen shows on Food Network, Travel Channel, et al, that deal with the different delicacies at the ballpark, majors and minor leagues.
  10. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Hell, I wouldn't even focus on the States — not much variance to prop up any sort of lengthy show.
    I'd focus on international venues: Stadium food at German soccer venues, Spanish bullfighting arenas, cricket matches in India... all sorts of interesting stuff there, I would think.
  11. fftv

    fftv New Member

    It has? Pray tell!
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    If the Patriots give you access, let me know and I'll walk to Foxboro on my hands.
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