SOURCE: Tell A Vision Ventures, Inc.

August 23, 2007 19:40 ET

Hollywood Producers Buying Reality TV Show Ideas via Web

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 23, 2007) - Former Merv Griffin Development Executive, Scott Manville (35), has launched The Television Writers Vault, and Hollywood's top production companies are making this "idea-bank" their go-to source for new reality TV show ideas.

Both aspiring and professional writers are finally being given a platform of exposure for their ideas and scripts that both protects and promotes them. "Producers love the access to new ideas, and the writers love selling concepts direct," says Manville. Adding, "Under the protective guidelines of our service, both sides are finding the TV Writers Vault a great source for discovering new talent and making new industry contacts."

Writers may submit a synopsis of their reality TV idea, while carefully screened executives scout the archive for new projects to produce. Writers monitor their submission via a "project status report" giving live status of any project being reviewed by member producers.

Tim Centner of Alabama found dozens of producers reviewing his archived projects, and has since sold three projects to one Producer. Those projects are now under consideration by networks and studios (Tim Centner Story). Previous to that, Jon Stewart of Deerfield, IL was discovered by a head executive at Fox TV Studios using the TV Writers Vault and eventually made the sale of his reality TV concept to that executive.

In addition to sales being made, hundreds of writers are making new contact with producers they can now pitch directly, and thousands of official reviews of projects have been made by Hollywood execs. Adds Manville, "We even had the wife of a rock star developing concepts and submitting them through our service. We ended up putting her in touch with one of the producers we know, and they now have a deal."

Writers will also find insiders' "how to" advice on the creation and development of reality TV show ideas, and the marketing of projects to the television industry. There are currently over 80 leading production companies using the service, including HBO, TBS, Speed Channel, Fox TV Studios and others.

Manville boasts, "I believe in the power of idea, and The TV Writers Vault is bridging the gap between the creators and buyers of new material for the television industry."

As Hollywood expands functioning in all forms of multi-media, Manville sees his company as a leader in Hollywood's new M.O.

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