The Meet the Buyer TV sessions at Screen Forever this year were great for writers and producers looking to suss out the market, understand local TV tastemakers, and find the right home for their pitch.
On the panels were people responsible for acquiring the shows. They talked about their particular audiences, what’s doing well for them and what gaps they’re looking to fill. This kind of panel is necessarily vague and tricky with a bit of witch-doctoring always involved. What’s hot right now soon won’t be, and the next big thing often comes out of nowhere.