SOURCE: The Television Writers Vault

January 22, 2007 19:21 ET

TV Writers Vault Reinvents How Hollywood Finds New Ideas and Scripts

Former Merv Griffin Exec Gives Writers Key to Hollywood's "Closed Door"

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 -- With the current boom of reality TV, and the ever-expanding number of cable networks producing original shows, TV Producers are reaching beyond their Rolodex to find new shows to produce. Former lead Development Executive for Merv Griffin Entertainment, Scott Manville, 35, knows this firsthand and has answered their call with the launch of his groundbreaking, web-based service, The Television Writers Vault (www.tvwritersvault.com).

Over 75 production companies and networks (including execs from Fox TV Studios, HBO and others) have joined the service to scout new material, giving writers and idea people unprecedented access to Hollywood executives. Writers can pitch ideas and stories for any genre of TV and get real-time electronic proof-of-review from producers reviewing their material... something a new writer doesn't get in the real world of pitching Hollywood.

Jon Stewart of Deerfield, IL was discovered by a head executive at Fox TV Studios who purchased his idea for a reality TV Show, among others under consideration. Soon after, Tim Center of Alabama found dozens of producers reviewing his projects, and has since sold three concepts for both reality-based and scripted shows to one Producer.

In addition to the lucky few that beat the odds to make a sale, hundreds of writers have made new contact with producers they can now pitch directly, and thousands of official project reviews 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."

The TV Writers Vault also gives professional insight for the creation of TV show ideas and scripts. "I wanted to do more than just open the door for writers with great ideas and stories," says Manville. "I saw the need to educate new talent in the principals protecting and marketing their projects to the industry." Quickly adding, "I believe in the power of Idea, and the TV Writers Vault is reinventing the way Hollywood will find that next hit TV show."

The Television Writers Vault is managed by Tell A Vision Ventures, Inc. (www.tell-a-vision-ventures.com).

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