Rejectee Therapy for Salt Lake City 2003
Started by John Leonard on Apr 26, 2018
  • Thank you Adam, as always your critiques are appreciated. I will keep what you said in mind as I make my next pilot. Thanks again!
    Apr 29, 2018 at 2:50am
  • Hey John,

    It would be better to rework and/or resubmit your episode one than submit an episode two of a previously rejected show. Better than those two options though is just making a whole new show entirely.

    However, this reminds me of some great Channel 101 advice I’ve heard (though it might sound counterintuitive after what I said in first paragraph). When you make an episode one, it’s a good idea to think of it as an episode two. What that basically means is you don’t need to set up the world, just drop us in. (I think this is what the Latin “in medias res” is all about).

    A lot of people’s pilots tend to just set stuff up and then end because “episode two is when the story really starts.” That’s almost never true and is usually a combined function of ego, laziness and/or lack of confidence in the audience’s intelligence.

    Anyway, I guess that doesn’t completely apply to you (since your first episode did just drop us into the world) but I think it’s a good thing to be conscious of and maybe other people will read this who weren’t aware of “making episode one episode two” and potentially benefit.

    Thanks for submitting again! Looking forward to seeing your next work.
    Apr 28, 2018 at 5:22pm
  • Couldn't finish the main thing I was working on in time so tried another version of the show rejected last month.
    Apr 26, 2018 at 4:48pm
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