Get on TV!: The Insider's Guide to Pitching the Producers and Promoting Yourself

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Overview

Expert advice on how to get booked and asked back!

"Jacquie ought to know how to get you on TV...she's put half the country on TV, including me." --Maury Povich

In Get on TV!, Jacquie Jordan brings her expert advice straight to you--the entrepreneurs, experts, authors, and future reality stars looking to land a television spot. Jacquie shows you the ins and outs of the TV business and what you need to do to get booked (and asked back), including:

--The importance of tape and materials
--Speaking the language of the television producer
--Being persistent without being annoying
--What to do when you're booked and cancelled
--How to get asked back again and again

If you know the right moves, you can get on TV!

"Jacquie has the ability to maintain a fair balance between the voice of the project she is producing and the needs of her guests." --John Edward, psychic medium and author of Crossing Over, host of John Edward: Cross Country

Jacquie Jordan has been involved in booking, supervising or producing over 10,000 television guests, as well as coaching countless people on how to get on air.

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Editorial Reviews

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Like the insatiable Jabba the Hut, the gaping maws of network, cable, reality, and satellite television are dependent on a steady flow of entertainment, business, and information. Two-time Emmy Award-nominated producer, entertainment consultant, and all-around media maven Jordan argues that we can all get into the television game as guests to promote ourselves and whatever commercial trinkets, ideas, and baubles we may have to hawk. Combining her extensive production experience and knowledge with a motivational and at times annoying rah-rah style, Jordan delineates the mechanics of getting booked by addressing such topics as television production, the guest decision-making process, individual and marketable identities, promotional materials, pitching, and venues. Industry terms, mantralike platitudes (e.g., "Presentation counts. Be prepared"), and insider information are isolated throughout in shadow boxes. An appendix of television and cable networks is also offered. Entrepreneurs, authors, inventors, and anyone seeking the market exposure that television provides stand to benefit from Jordan's expertise. Recommended.-Barry X. Miller, Austin P.L., TX Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402205910
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,432,727
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacquie Jordan has been involved in booking, supervising, or producing as many as 10,000+ television guests. Her credits include a full season at Donny & Marie, Maury, Geraldo, and The Montel Williams Show.

Currently, she is co-executive producer for AMC's new show, Sunday Morning Shootout. Jacquie is a successful national seminar leader and trainer. Her innovative and informative seminars to corporations, such as "Getting Your Idea, Product, or Story on TV," have been recognized by the industry.

For more information and contact info, visit www.JacquieJordan.com.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Donny Osmond.....................................................................ix

Introduction.....................................................................................................1

Chapter 1: Behind the Scenes of TV........................................................3

Chapter 2: Who Is Making the Decisions?................................................9

Chapter 3: Pitches, Hooks, and Branding: Who Are You?....................31

Chapter 4: Building a Solid Platform.........................................................49

Chapter 5: Press Kits and Show Reels:
The Importance of Tape and Materials ................................................65

Chapter 6: Space: The Final Frontier...What Show is Right for You?...97

Chapter 7: The Art of Pitching and the Secret to a Successful TV Career....................................................................111

Chapter 8: Learning the Lingo: Speak the Language of a TV Producer......................................................................................33

Chapter 9: Booked, Bumped, or Cancelled:
What to Do and How to Behave .........................................................161

Chapter 10: It's Showtime: How to Float "On Air"..................................175

Chapter 11: Getting Real on Reality TV..................................................197

Epilogue.........................................................................................................207

Appendix: The Big List................................................................................209

Appendix: Consent and Release Form.....................................................233

Index ..............................................................................................................237

About the Author...........................................................................................245

Jacquie Jordan has been involved in booking, supervising, or producing as many as 10,000+ television guests. Her credits include a full season at Donny & Marie, Maury, Geraldo, and The Montel Williams Show.
Currently, she is co-executive producer for AMC's new show, Sunday Morning Shootout. Jacquie is a successful national seminar leader and trainer. Her innovative and informative seminars to corporations, such as "Getting Your Idea, Product, or Story on TV," have been recognized by the industry.
For more information and contact info, visit www.JacquieJordan.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2006

    Thorough Guide to Getting TV Airtime

    `Oprah¿, `The Today Show¿, your local talk shows and even reality TV all offer unprecedented opportunities for personal and professional promotion. Position yourself to reap the rewards by targeting the right shows and applying a few insider rules for getting on the air. Author Jacquie Jordan, an Emmy-nominated TV pro, knows just what producers seek in the perfect 'TV guestpert.' She delivers the goods in this thorough guide to promoting yourself, your company or your product on the air. When you read this, you¿ll want to get right to work. Getting TV air time will no longer seem like an impossible goal, although you will notice in Jordan¿s case studies that truth is often stranger than fiction in TV Land. We recommend this book to professionals who want to polish their presentations, understand talk show production behind the scenes and become TV guests. Go get your 15 minutes of fame.

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