TV Pilots

It starts with an idea. You’ve done your research, and you’re sure no one else has come up with this kind of plot: An intrepid band of alien zombies crashes their spaceship on Earth, and find themselves caught up in a scheme by animal rights activists to take over the world by replacing key political leaders with cows. Apparently no one from Earth notices the difference, but the alien zombies suspect something is amiss when governments actually start getting things done. Can the alien zombies expose the nefarious plan in time to save the Earth?

The pilot for your TV show can't be second-best. It's your one and only chance to convince TV executives you have an idea that's worth a spot on their network

The pilot for your TV show can’t be second-best. It’s your one and only chance to convince TV executives you have an idea that’s worth a spot on their channel

Or perhaps you’re interested in a non-fiction show. You know of a now-retired DEA agent who’s still helping her former colleagues bust drug dealers. Not being on the payroll any longer, she doesn’t have to follow all of those annoying rules and has more leeway in how she gets her information. Much of it comes from her unofficial partner, a man who claims to be able to summon the spirits of the dead to glean information that wouldn’t be available through more conventional channels. You’re sure the show will be a hit. You plan to call it The Narc and the Necromancer.

Yeah, we’ll polish that title up before you pitch it anywhere. First things first.

You’ve sketched out the storylines for the first 26 episodes, and convinced a backer to fund the pilot. Now all you need is a production company to film it.

Pilots require extensive preparation and production resources. Hencar can meet those needs to ensure the final cut makes the best impression

Pilots require extensive preparation and production resources. Hencar can meet those needs to ensure the final cut makes the best impression

This is a make-or-break time for your project. There will be plenty more along the way, make no mistake about it. But this is the first step. This is your calling card to the networks. This is your chance to unveil your vision to them and bring them on board.

Of all the projects a video production company can undertake, pilots are often the most complicated.

For starters, they’re often meant to fill two-hour time slots. Of course that includes room for commercials, so the finished pilot will be much shorter. Even so, that’s a lot of material to produce.

How does the process work?

Pilots also require a lot more involvement on your end. You’ve done a lot of the work already, including concept development. We’ll help you refine that if needed. You’re participation in the storyboarding and scripting phases will also be crucial. After all, this is your vision that we’re bringing to life. And let’s not forget the casting!

If you’ve already got those preliminaries done and need us for the production, great! We’re ready to jump in at any step of the process to keep the ball rolling. Whether you need us to take the reins for the full production phase, or whether you want to handle certain aspects such as directing, we’re ready to meet your needs. Of course we’ll want you involved heavily in post-production steps such as editing and graphics and animation to ensure you get the precise look you desire.

You’ve already come a long way just in creating the idea for a series and being committed to seeing it come to life on television. Now it’s time to find the allies who can help you do that. When you trust Hencar, you’re taking the right step to ensure your dreams are delivered in the most effective way possible.

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