Crowdfunding Campaign – 4 Years to a TV Deal

In December I plan to launch my first nonfiction book, “4 Years To A TV Deal”

The book, is a chronicle of my life, personal and professional, as I began working with the Independent Film & Television Alliance and NBCUniversal. The program in place was established to bring producers from the independent film arena into mainstream TV by exposing them to the network TV machine that puts series on the air. As part of the program, nearly every area of NBCUniversal was open for access.

During the process I went from obscure independent filmmaker to be a regular fixture at NBUniversal offices on Lankershim Ave and Wilshire Blvd.  It was not an easy road, but ultimately it resulted in two TV pilot deals with major network affiliates of NBC Universal and a host of contacts, some of which I still rely on today.

I’m establishing a Indiegogo campaign to help me bring this book to life. Proceeds from the crowdfunding campaign will go towards, copywriting, editing, design, original photography, layout, self-publishing, perks and miscellaneous.

For Indiegogo crowdfunding supporters only, the pre-ordered book comes with a special prologue that details the making of my independent films Broken Hearts Club and Resurrection of Serious Rogers. These films were instrumental in steering me towards TV development and production early, when many of my peers were focused on developing web series for YouTube. It also discusses the career-ending conflicts I survived. This special chapter will not be available in other versions of the book. It’s for Indiegogo supporters only.


4 Years To A TV Deal

That’s how long it took me to transition… into the ever-evolving world of TV development and producing.

If you’ve followed me since I made my first short film back in 2003, you might wonder what happened to my blog posts for the last 10+ years. The fact is, they’ve been resurrected into something not just meaningful for me, but purposeful to the aspirinangelo black and white guitarg writer and filmmaker.

I’ve spent a lot of time and even some money re-imagining my blog posts from 1001 Positively True Stories and Angelo Bell Writes into a streamlined “how I did it” account of how I leveraged my films and connections and secured two TV pilot development deals with two major networks.

The book is called, “4 Years To A TV Deal” because that’s how long it took me to transition away (slightly) from indie filmmaking into the ever-evolving world of TV. Sorry if I sound like a salesman when I say, this book is a must-have for every aspiring TV writer/producer but the truth is, I believe this book is a must-have for every and any aspiring TV writer and producer.

Come back to learn more about me, this book and how you can not only help me make it, but get a limited edition copy for yourself (or for a friend).