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TV Show Creator

TV Show Creator

Description: A TV Show Creator develops and pitches show concepts to TV networks. 

Knowledge Required: Film production, business and financial management, creative writing, concept development

Skills: Research, writing, leadership, communication, and project management skills are important. Show concept creators must be able to express ideas clearly and logically.

Career Path: Many TV show creators focus on a particular production skill like writing or directing, before moving onto concept creation. Being able to network and get people to view their ideas is essential. 

Best Cities for this job: Large metropolitan areas with a concentration of entertainment such as Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Diego

Median Annual Income: The salary varies and depends upon the type of deal that one negotiates with a TV network, which can include ownership interest in the show and its syndication.

Future Growth: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the entertainment industry is expected to grow 11 percent during the 2008–18 decade.

From the field: "We put a trailer on the internet, and sure enough on our website we had 2 million hits in a week... then that's when the networksstarted calling." - Christian Jacobs, Co-Creator, Director, Writer of Yo Gabba Gabba!

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