This has happened two times this month. (not the recent press kit request.. that was different.. that was for a Talk Show).
This time it was a producer from a well.. production company who is interviewing possible television segments. The show will air in May on Oxygen. It will be called "Her Domain". Everything from busy sheduled moms, to stress management, to fashion.. to beauty regiments that make sense, health.. fertility.. etc.
I am a candidate.
The pitch. The segment will cost you a production fee. I want to be a candidate that will not cost me. Yes.. I know these opportunities do not exist.
I am getting it these days.. the advertisement world is changing and the invention of Tivo has seriously altered how we view commercials and all of it. So people are actually looking for "segments for sale".
I had a pitch from a guy several weeks ago and said no thank you. This one I would consider staying on the radar so to speak b/c it is Oxygen. If I told you the cost .. well you would faint. But this is how it works. No, I didn't pay In Style directly to put me in their magazine.. but I do pay a PR firm... I was chosen to be placed.. but everything is bought and sold. Everything.
There is such a need to get real talent. real stories. real issues in front of the viewing public. this costs real money I know..
I just am not bitting on this. Maybe I should. Would it land possibilities and leads to other great news worthy features.. maybe... who knows.
Have any of you heard about this?