On the “worst pitch session ever” episode of the podcast, Jordan Cooper, Chelcie Rice and Josh Homer welcome Dan Pasternack, VP of Development & Production at IFC to discuss how a network scouts talent, the role of podcasts and web series as a development platform, and how to pitch a television executive on a new project.
In addition, Dan shares with us the story of how Portlandia was developed on IFC, the difference between ideas versus execution, the importance of having a distinctive voice, why the biggest disservice to your career is to be seen before you’re ready, and ultimately how in this day and age, it’s the best time ever to be a comedian.
Links from this episode:
Comedy Bang Bang
Tribes – Seth Godin
Ben Stiller’s All-Star Comedy Roundtable
Coming Soon: The Spoils of Babylon & The Birthday Boys [IFC Fix]
Diabetes Is No Joke