Someone asked this question and I wanted to get input from the broader community. Surely, I don't have all the answers, I just go with my gut mostly and it either works or it doesn't. I find I'm better informed when most of you are chiming in. Thanks a bunch for all of you input! That said, let's help this person with his questions.
Here was the question asked:
"In your professional opinion, is it wise to pitch the same idea to more than one network at the same time, or would you recommend hearing from one network first before moving forward?"
"Absolutely! I'm currently pitching/packaging a few show ideas of my own and repping a couple of others! If no one has optioned my projects, I will continue to pitch. I follow a great example; the Blackish show starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson. The creator talks about how the networks were in a bidding war for that show. That's a great place to be in. Negotiation Power! But to get in a bidding war, they had to be pitching it to more than one person at a time. I would definitely say "yes." Pitch until. Let's pray to have a bidding war problem."
(Here's one exception: With companies like Amazon, if you pitch your show through their development site, I think you must wait for 45 days or so. Different rules apply to pitching submissions like this one).
"You can read the article about the Blackish bidding war here: 'Black-ish' Creator Defines New Show And Responds To Critics http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5737966",
Content creators, what say you? Can you help answer this question?