Hey folks, below is a NEW pitch list for seven, upcoming Snap Judgment episodes.
I've included the previous pitch list as well, just in case you had any stories hiding out that you forgot.
Snap Judgment tells both character-narrated and producer-narrated, dramatic, first person, true stories and airs on over 85 stations nationwide. Our stories are heavily produced with music and sound effects and need not have a news hook. Pay scale is on par with other national programs.
We seek stories told from a point of view often under-represented on-air, particularly stories told by folks from foreign, off-the-beaten-path, poor or marginalized communities.
Bollywood love: Love stories that feature two people from conflicting communities, tribes, casts, religions, political parties, groups or traditions, who overcome the barriers presented by their backgrounds, in the name of love. This entire show will be produced in Bollywood style.
(((Other love: If you have other, truly amazing and dramatic love stories, we’ll take a look at those too.)))
Area 51: Stories about run-ins with conspiracy theories, proof of E.T., alien encounters, U.F.O sightings, secret government space missions, mars landings, the fifth dimension, X-files and Twin Peaks episodes come-true, and visits to the Bermuda Triangle. Examples include the story of a State Police officer who in the 1970s coordinated vigorous interstate investigations of livestock mutilations.
Best Intentions: Stories of the best laid plans, going horribly wrong: international aid resulting in famine, loving a bunny to death, surprise parties ending in cardiac arrest, gifts misunderstood or any stories of well intentioned ideas resulting in chaos, mayhem or disaster.
Adoption Options: This show is all about adoption and includes the stories of cross-border baby-smuggling, war-time adoption, adopted triplets and the failed searches for lost biological parents.
Abduction: Stories about being held against your will, narrow escapes, being on lock-down, capturing an enemy, throwing a family member in the trunk of your car, being detained or perhaps even extended periods of being grounded. Examples include the stories of a Texas oil worker taken hostage in Nigeria.
Mere Mortals: Stories of brushes with death, stupid or brave acts of heroism, encounters with mortality, stupendous survival or coming back from the dead.
International Intrigue: Stories of espionage, spies, secret agents, clandestine missions, sneaking across borders, midnight phone calls from the CIA, and concealed identities. Examples include the story of a man recruited by the CIA.
All In It Together: Go team. Stories about working together, feeling outcast, being accepted, signing-up or going AWOL. Examples include the story of a young man who finds himself at a bar on the night of 9/11 listening to the stories told by emergency workers.
The Wiz: Stories with a Wizard of Oz theme. Think creatively, not just searches for brain, heart and courage, but stories about going home, emerald cities, fake wizards, good witches, tornadoes and your little dog too. Examples include the story of a heart transplant recipient experiencing the memories of his donor.
Tilt: Stories about reaching a tipping point, changing your tune, convincing others, falling from grace, rising to fame, giving-up, standing-up, or more literal stories about tilting, tipping. Examples include the story of a gang of bikers turned born-again.
Waste: Stories about trash, time wasted, lives wasted, money wasted, garbage dumps, e-waste, wasting resources, wasting talent, finding treasure in trash. Examples include the story of a high powered attorney’s slow decline into crack addiction.
Cha-Ching : Stories about the value of a dollar. Stories about learning the worth of something, something that’s value changes with time or with events, losing money, finding money, inheriting money, dirty money, money laundering, winning money, greed or generosity. Examples include the story of a robber who returned his victim’s wallet upon learning that his victim was homeless.
1. Listen to Snap Judgment.
2. Check out the “Is your story right for Snap Judgment?” flowchart.
3. Send your pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. The Snap team will discuss your pitch and do our best to get back to you in two weeks.
We can’t wait to hear your stories!