PITCH – TV REALITY SERIES

A SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH – A REALITY TV SERIES PITCH

TITLE OF SHOWA SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH

WGA Registration Number: 1947874

FORMAT OF SHOW: Reality Series

LOGLINE: This is a pitch about a series about your destiny – it’s creative, intelligent and real – where the audience is brought into the discovery process.  AN ONGOING SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH AND ITS MANY FACETS, LIKE A DIAMOND.  It’s all about Planet X, the Book of Revelation, and the New World Order with the world’s preeminent researchers. People love this material. It is beyond high concept.  It’ll blow the other reality TV Shows out of the water.

TREATMENT:

This is a series about some very intelligent researchers – they’re in the process of discovery.  They don’t hold fixed opinions.  They’re flexible and they bend.  The outcome is in many variables – it’s not black and white. What a better way to introduce the public to these high concepts but to create a new Reality TV Series?

To the studios and networks: David Meade has a following of millions of people and the attention of the international press.  He has been on Glenn Beck national TV and radio, on George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM, and he was featured in the Direct TV documentary production “The Sign.”

David Meade possesses an in-depth knowledge of code breaking (including Bible codes), military intelligence and covert operations, deep space astronomical theory and eschatology (prophecy).  He can relate and tie in international geopolitical events to these same themes.  He is unique on the world scene in that talent.

I’m looking for a studio partner who can approach just the right network on a development deal – I’m looking for a very cool customer.  One who realizes the value here – that 50 Million plus Americans are hungry for this type of programming.  One who realizes that in year 2, there is $50 Million of profit anticipated due to ratings and sponsorship revenues.  Most of Hollywood is not in this category.  I’m looking for just the right partner, who is in this category.  I know I’ll find them in early 2018.  Timing is everything.  I know creative writing – I’m a creative producer.  I need just the right partner to complete the deal.  Don’t be concerned about a submission agreement, the show is absolutely impossible without my cooperation and participation – I’m the key element in the whole picture.

As to economics, the world doesn’t run on peace and love – it runs on money.  I’ll need X dollars up front for the Treatment / Idea, and X dollars per episode the first year.  Without me there is absolutely no Reality Series.  That’s the bottom line.  I need this guaranteed and partly paid on a retainer basis when the Talent Deal is signed.  I need to deal with substantial people.  This eliminates the speculative from the substantial. You need a line-item budget that provides you with proper funding for the deal, and I’m the deal. There are plenty of substantial studios out there. My time is very valuable.

What David Meade believes is not the absolute certainty of the Planet X System.  He does believe there is a “preponderance of evidence” about the System, approaching “beyond a reasonable doubt.”  Absolute certainty doesn’t exist until the system eclipses the sun. He is a researcher – searching for the truth.  Revelation is progressive.  It’s like the show the X-Files – the truth is out there but you have to entertain the audience and bring them into the journey with you. Byproducts of his research lead into prophecy fulfillment, and the role of the New World Order in covering up the facts.

Negativity will not generate interest. Just to have controversy is not going to interest anyone, or hold that interest.  As David Meade says: “You won’t hold them, brother, with the old school approach.”

Meade has a series of highly intelligent, colorful, and dramatic friends on the island where he lives – and that comes along with the best visuals in the Southeast.  The friends include Vinnie (a New Yorker, great on the conflict/drama side); Steve, a retired Maine fisherman who has a sense of humor you’d love, Daine, an ex-Coast Guard man whose intelligence puts him in Mensa, and  of course himself, among others.  According to David: “We can promote and hold the show.  We’re naturals.”

But it’s not “us” against “them.”  Shooting bush-league comments across the screen between two opposite sides is elementary, uninteresting and we’ve all seen enough of that. Conflict alone is old and stale.  This is a fresh approach.

Why do producers love Reality Programming?  Because an investment of only $3MM into a pilot and 13 Episodes can, under the right circumstances, generate a $50MM level of profit, like an annuity, indefinitely into the future.  Why does David Meade like Reality Programming?  Because it can expose the truth, which cannot be hidden.

THE SIGN DOCUMENTARY FILM BY ATT DIRECT TV, FEATURING DAVID MEADE AND HIS BOOKS

ABOUT THE SHOW 

Will an unprecedented planetary alignment bring forth prophecies of the apocalypse? The Sign explores intersections of science, religion, and history while documenting the lives of real people preparing for the coming signs of the end, arriving on September 23rd, 2017. By the way, remember, that was a sign, not an event.  All signs point forward in linear time. The Revelation 12 Astronomical Sign of the fall of 2017 therefore points us forward in time – the question is: how long?

People believe that the end is nigh. They are willing to do what it takes to survive. Or is this a sign of something to come?

The Sign was directed and shot by Josh Turnbow and produced by Robert Dvoran and Akshay Shah.

http://start.att.net/exclusive/audience/the-sign-documentary

DAVID MEADE’S WEBSITE:

http://writers-web-services.com/

Contact:

DavidMeade7777@gmail.com

To go down the rabbit hole: To enter into a situation or begin a process or journey that is particularly strange, problematic, difficult, complex, or chaotic, especially one that becomes increasingly so as it develops or unfolds. (An allusion to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.)

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

Galileo

 

HOLLYWOOD AND PLANET X

By David Meade

The entire high-concept Treatment Project Omega – Planet X is available on request.  It’s about a 30-page document. 

On a personal level, I enjoy movies and I think Hollywood does a good job producing and promoting them.  Over this last weekend I thought to myself – you know, it’s time Hollywood did a movie on my topic.

The point is that a movie is visual, and we are visual people.  So I set out to write what in the California movie business is called a Treatment.  It’s a long-term synopsis of the plot of a movie.

After I wrote it out, I thought that it showed a lot about not only the topic but about ourselves.  So in the next  4 articles, in installments, ON THE PLANET X NEWS SITE, I’LL PUBLISH THE TREATMENT.

By the way, there are multiple ending scenarios for the final scenes.  I only list one in the Treatment.  I do request that your Development Executive first and foremost read my latest book, published in October of 2017, “The End of Days – Planet X & Beyond.”  The profile information contained in the book and an understanding of it is essential.  Kindly read it before contacting me – it will answer a lot of questions. 

And here, for the serious student of film, is the OPENING SCENE in Screenplay format.

PROJECT OMEGA – PLANET X – SCREENPLAY OPENING SCENE

© David Meade 2017

OPENING SCENE

 

FADE IN:

 “BAD MOON RISING” plays faintly on a 50s-style jukebox.

 ESTABLISHING – CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS

Just outside a MAJOR OBSERVATORY, there is a small rustic-looking DINER. The SKY, far removed from urban light pollution, is teeming with STARS.

INT. DINER – NIGHT

“BAD MOON RISING” continues playing, more loudly and clearly.

DAVID TAYLOR (30s) sits alone in a BOOTH by the WINDOW. He rips open a SUGAR PACKET and pours it into his BLACK COFFEE.

ON THE SURFACE OF THE COFFEE CUP -

SUGAR PARTICLES swirl around in galaxy-like patterns. A STIR-STICK then enters the microcosmic scene, upsetting the flow of the SUGAR PARTICLES. They DISSOLVE.

BACK TO DAVID

David takes the STIR-STICK out and sips the COFFEE. Then he takes out his SMARTPHONE, checks the screen, and glances ANXIOUSLY out the window.

“BAD MOON RISING” continues to play, slowly FADING OUT.

SUDDENLY

The DOOR of the diner swings open, setting off the DOOR CHIME. A MAN IN A SUIT (50s to 60s) walks in with a BRIEFCASE. He CAUTIOUSLY scans the room, and spots David.

David nods, and the man approaches David’s TABLE. He sits across from David and lays the BRIEFCASE on the table.

                        MAN IN SUIT

          I take it you’re Mr. Taylor.

                         DAVID

          Yes. David Taylor, Rocky Mountain News. And

          you said your name was … ?

                        MAN IN SUIT

          I didn’t, but you can call me Willis.

 The man now known as WILLIS opens the BRIEFCASE.

                         WILLIS (cont’d)

          So, you want to know about Planet X.

                         DAVID

          That’s correct.

 Willis takes a FULL-COLOR PHOTOGRAPH out of the briefcase and shows it to David.

                         DAVID

                  (shocked)

          Holy shit …

THE PHOTOGRAPH -

Shows a huge, fiery-red PLANET with a prominent GASEOUS TRAIL. The DESIGNATION printed on the photograph shows the DATE AND TIME STAMP.

                         WILLIS

          I was involved with the research team

          that saw Planet X on the WISE.

                         DAVID

          The WISE being … ?

                         WILLIS

          The Wide-field Infrared Survey

          Explorer. It’s an astronomical space

          telescope that was launched by NASA

          in December of 2009.

                         DAVID

          And you’re employed directly by NASA?

                         WILLIS

          I never said that.

                         DAVID

          Right. So how close, would you

          estimate, is Planet X to colliding

          with the Earth right now?


                        WILLIS

          No, ‘colliding’ is the wrong word. All

          it needs to do is pass through our

          solar system to cause cataclysmic

          destruction.

 

                        DAVID

          Pass through our solar system? I

          thought it is part of our solar

          system.

         

                        WILLIS

          No. Although it intercepts our system,

          it belongs to System X, which

          currently resides in the constellation

          Pisces. The system orbits a clearly-

          visible dark red star, which we’ve

          classified as an “Unidentified Object”

          known only as IC 5835. Planet X, in

          its natural orbit, only passes through

          our system once every 3,600 years.

 

                        DAVID

          And, let me guess, the government has

          been keeping this from the public for

          years, hasn’t it?

 

                        WILLIS

          Decades. They control the mass media.

          But I’m sure you know this.

 

The comment hits a nerve, as if he’s insulted David directly.

 

                        DAVID

                  (firmly)

          Only if we let them. I don’t intend to.

 

                        WILLIS

          I’m talking about the TV networks.

          It’s what we in the Agency used to call

          the Gaslight Phenomenon. The government,

          speaking through the media, tells you

          blatant lies, but you’re bombarded with

          so many visuals – completely irrelevant

          images – that you accept them and seek

          no further explanation.


                        DAVID

          But you do realize some of us in the

          media actually consider it our duty

          to expose these lies, rather than

          perpetuate them?

 

                        WILLIS

          Kid, I wouldn’t be talking to you if I

          didn’t. Hell, if the powers-that-be

          knew that I not only had these

          documents, but was releasing them to

          an ethics-abiding journalist such as

          yourself … It wouldn’t be good.

 

                        DAVID

          So then, answer my question. How much

          time do we have until, for lack of a

          better word, all hell breaks loose?

 

                        WILLIS

          Three days. We have three days.

 

                        DAVID

          Mother of God …

 

                        WILLIS

          As you can see, we don’t have much

          time, so pay attention. There’s a

          program classified Above Top Secret

          known only as “Indigo Skyfold”. It’s

          run by Project Omega, based out of

          Colorado.

 

                        DAVID

          And this Project Omega is … ?

 

                        WILLIS

          The interdepartmental cooperative

          think-tank of nearly every clandestine

          agency the government claims doesn’t

          exist. And if all goes according to

          plan – and that’s a big IF – you’ll be

          the first private citizen to ever put

          it in print.

 

                        DAVID

          Keep talking.

 

Willis opens a hidden COMPARTMENT in the BRIEFCASE and takes out several DOCUMENTS.

 

Their CONVERSATION continues, INDISTINCT.

 

A RAPID TIME LAPSE shows PATRONS getting up and leaving, a WAITRESS making rounds, and the SUN SETTING as seen through the WINDOWS.

 

At NIGHT, the last few OTHER PATRONS pay their bill and leave. David and Willis are the last remaining customers.

 

Time returns to NORMAL PACE.

 

AT THE TABLE -

 

David and Willis continue talking, and their conversation returns to NORMAL VOLUME.

 

David is just barely able to grasp this new information.

 

                        DAVID

          Well, this has been … illuminating. To

          say the least.

 

Willis shows David an ENVELOPE.

 

The ENVELOPE is marked “COMPARTMENTALIZED AND SECRET” with a distinct STAMP.

 

BACK TO SCENE

 

                        WILLIS

          Just remember this stamp. Any document

          that’s relevant to your investigation

          will have this stamp on it. That’s how

          the cover-up operates.

 

                        DAVID

          Gotcha.

 

Willis gathers his documents, placing them back in the brief case. David finishes his coffee.

 

The WAITRESS approaches their table, carrying a COFFEE POT.

 

                        WAITRESS

                  (to David)

          Need me to refill that for you?

 

                        DAVID

          Please.

 

He holds out his COFFEE CUP and the Waitress fills it.

 

                        DAVID (CONT’D)

          How late are you open?

 

                        WAITRESS

          ‘Til the end of time.

 

                        DAVID

                  (caught off-guard)

          Huh?

 

                        WAITRESS

          We’re open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

 

                        DAVID

                  (relaxes)

          Right.  

 

                        WAITRESS

                  (to both)

          Can I get you guys something to eat?

 

                        WILLIS

          No thanks.

 

                        DAVID

                  (to Waitress)

          Just the bill, please.

 

                        WAITRESS

          Sure thing.

 

She walks away.

 

Willis takes out his WALLET. David stops him.

 

                        DAVID

          Don’t worry about that. I got it.

 

                        WILLIS

          You sure?

 

                        DAVID

          It’s the least I can do. And thanks,

          again.

    

                        WILLIS

                  (nods)

          All right. You take care, Mr. Taylor.

 

They SHAKE HANDS.

 

                        DAVID

          You too.

 

                                                CUT TO:

 

EXT. OUTSIDE THE DINER – NIGHT

Willis opens the DOOR and steps outside. It CHIMES as he exits.

He walks to his CAR, parked in the LOT about 100 feet away.

 

INSIDE THE DINER -

 

David hands the Waitress his CREDIT CARD. He stares absently out the WINDOW.

P.O.V. DAVID -

 

David’s elongated, translucent REFLECTION is caught on the glass of the WINDOW. He looks past it.

Instead, his eyes trail WILLIS as he walks to his own CAR and gets inside.

 

SECONDS LATER -

A LOUD EXPLOSION. A column of FLAME and SMOKE engulfs Willis’ CAR.

DAVID’S REFLECTION shows livid HORROR for a split second. He dives beneath the TABLE, just before the GLASS SHATTERS.

 DEBRIS flies in through the window.

 The Waitress ducks behind the COUNTER, utterly terrified.

 BACK TO DAVID

 NO AUDIO

David’s ear drums are causing temporary hearing loss. He looks around, and sees BROKEN GLASS strewn alongside UPTURNED TABLES AND CHAIRS, while DUST settles.

MINUTES PASS as David grimaces in pain, struggles to regain his bearings, finds his PHONE.

MINUTES LATER -

POLICE LIGHTS flash through the BROKEN WINDOWS. David is still under the table, recovering from shock.

                                                 CUT TO:

 EXT. PARKING LOT – LATER THAT NIGHT

 David sits on a STRETCHER outside an AMBULANCE, getting checked by PARAMEDICS.

 His HEARING has returned. All he hears is SIRENS and commotion.

 The PARAMEDICS check his VITAL SIGNS to confirm he is stable. Then the POLICE question him.

 

If you are a recognized Production Group, for the entire Treatment, contact me at DavidMeade7777@gmail.com

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