Critical Path – Highwaymen

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

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