My friend and I have what we feel is a very good idea for a game show, and we’ve written a proposal that we think is good. I have some experience in seeing what such proposals look like from having translated proposals from a Japanese TV show. But I could use a lot more information and would greatly appreciate answers to the following questions and any additional advice you may have:
What would be the typical payment (i.e., how much money could we theoretically get up front and over time) and terms if an entity simply “bought” the format? (I suppose they could buy it on a global, national, local, etc. basis as well.)
What would the typical payment and terms be for an option to the format?
I anticipate that there could be very wide variability in the above, but ballpark would be nice.
Would it be best to get an agent to help us sell this, or is simply approaching entities directly the better way to go?
What entities could possibly be “low-lying fruit”?