The following is an internal document that probably shouldn’t be posted to the internet. Since only six and a half people read this at any given month, I figure it’s private enough for my purposes. I have some stream of consciousness to work through.
Lao Tzu wrote in the Tao Te Ching, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” With that in mind, I feel like I need to look up from the fog of ‘Highwaymen’ to see how I might move this project into development. There are three parts methinks.
Step 1 – write the pilot episode.
Step 2 – write the episode summaries/outlines
Step 3 – meet with the Roughriders and get them behind the project, not financially, just supportively. If they say jump, the CFL and TSN will listen.
Step 4 – meet with a larger Production Company (whom I know well), and pitch them.
Step 5 – Pitch CTV with the collective might of the Roughriders, CFL, Production Company, and TSN.
Steps 1 & 2 are the most important. If the episode is good, 3, 4 and 5 will take care of themselves. Now for timelines;
Sept 3 – Episode 1 written
Sept 10 – Episode outlines written
Sept 17 – Roughriders on board
Sept 17 – Larger Production Company on board
Sept 20 – Development Proposal submitted to CTV
CTV will take 4 – 6 weeks to make a decision.
Nov 1 – Green Light Dev’t Phase