Extrapolating? Nope! I don't think so. Then I got this comment from MitMoi. She tells it like it is.
I'm thinking this was a dare. This might have been a double dare.
Am I wrong, Mit? Were you NOT just challenging me to figure this out?
I thought, I could do this!
I have the tools.
I have the people.
I have the PBS connections.
I had to have a plan. Librarians have to have a plan. We just work that way. We are sort of the planners and organizers of the world. The internet would not be near as chaotic if librarians had been consulted first. (I'm just sayin').
First step, check the Food Network website for how to propose a show. Here's what they say:
Food Network appreciates your interest (yeah right!) in suggesting ideas, but we only accept series and specials proposals only from television production companies with national or major market production credentials. If you are a production company (if you are not please don't bother), please send us your credentials and a history of your production experience only. After reviewing them, Food Network will determine whether or not to send you a release form with a request for further information. DO NOT send any pitch ideas or proposals as they will be returned unread (if we haven't already thrown them into the trash after laughing ourselves silly). Please send your company's credentials to:
75 Ninth Avenue
NY NY 10011
Attention: Submissions New Show Proposals
*Italicized remarks made by the blog author as emphasis. Not a Food Network opinion. Though, I'm pretty sure they are saying this under their breath.)
I say this is bullshit (pardon my language). So I checked on who does the production for Good Eats. Be Square Productions was started by Alton Brown after he did a stint on PBS. Or I think that's what I got from his bio. Just try to find the page to propose a show. I dare you!
Everyday Italian is produced by Teale-Edwards Productions LLC. They at least have an address that you can pitch a show to. Granted there is not a place to specifically pitch a show but at least you can find an address. That's like amazing.
I checked out the production company for Sara Moulton and personally I find them kind of scary.
So there you have it. The production companies and the Food Network.
What do you think I should do?
Who do you think I should pitch a show to?
Do you think I should contact the local PBS station? I do have friends there.
Do you want to help me write my proposal? Please do!
Any and all suggestions will be appreciated.
To tell you the truth I am counting on all of you to help out. I'm more than willing to be the village idiot in this crusade as long as I know that you all have my back. Jan? We could do a whole bunch of stuff about organic and sustainable food?
If you want in leave a comment and email me your suggestions.
The Crusader M