"In our business you hear a lot of no," Gerry Dee, creator and star of Mr. D said in a recent CBC Live panel. "So for me, the first chance I got, the real big chance, was CBC to take a chance on our show. All the way through there was nobody that said, 'We believe in this guy.'"
But what did he do to get to that point? And how did CBC programming execs first decide to green light a show that earned a Canadian Screen Award, some Canadian Comedy Awards and is about to launch its third season on CBC TV? We're going to find out this Wednesday, October 23rd at 1pm when CBC Live presents a special "How to Pitch to the CBC" panel in the CBC Atrium following the Annual Public Meeting.
Join top decision-makers, producers and stars from both CBC TV and CBC Radio for an informative and inspiring discussion on how to pitch your show ideas. Our expert guests will include Gerry Dee, Chris Boyce, Executive Director of CBC Radio and Audio, Sandra Kleinfeld, Director of Development for Studio and Unscripted Programming, and the creators and hosts of CBC Radio's How to Do It, Josh Bloch and Sarah Treleaven.
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