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On the Wiki Channel Wiki, you can make a show or movie to join Wiki Channel's lineup. Making a show is a very long process as shows are very valuable to the channel and we want to make sure only the best of the best get approved. But that doesn't mean we don't want to hear your ideas! The procedure below tells how shows are picked up.

Making a Show

Pitching the Show

To pitch a show, go to the Pitches board and start a new thread. On this thread, summarize your show pitch. Please give the following details:

  • The general plotline of the show idea
  • Characters who will be in it
  • The show's genre

Anyone member of the community can reply to the thread and give their opinion on the idea. The pitch won't be approved right away, the entire community discusses the idea, makes necessary tweaks it, and eventually come to a final plot for the show.

It is important that in the discussion for the show, the following factors are taken into account:

  • Originality of the idea
  • Whether or not the show will add variety to the channel
  • Creativity of the idea
  • Whether or not it's realistic for a family/kids channel

Before the show is ready to be approved, the following must be made/decided on:

  • Summary of the show
  • All characters in the show with descriptions
  • Location of the show
  • Genre/format of the show

Once all of this is done, the pitch is ready to be approved or disapproved. Using the Approve template or the Disapprove, users can state their position on whether or not they approve or disapprove of the show. All shows need 5 approvals to be approved. See more about the rules of approving pitches here.

Once your show is approved, it is considered a pilot, which is the test episode of a potential show. The pilot measures whether or not it's worth bringing to a full series. The show is not an official Wiki Channel show yet at this point.

Casting

The second step in creating your show is casting the show. To cast your show, please go to the Casting board and make a new thread which will be a casting call for the characters in your show. Managers can sign up their actors to "audition" for the role and you choose from the people who auditioned who you want to cast. Please go here to learn how to make a casting thread.

Once you have cast your show, please announce the cast on the casting call threads or in a new thread on the Casting board. For pilots, you only need to cast most of the show to bring it to the next stage (not having cast one or two characters isn't a big deal). However, the big roles are expected to be cast (and all of the character do need to be cast at some point in time).

Pilot Stage

Once the show is cast, you may move on to the final stage. The show goes into it's pilot stage. In this stage, you pitch its pilot episode, the test episode that will measure whether or not it's worth bringing to a full series.

Pilots are often times publicized. They can have a page made for them, an article, or a press release. See here for an example. The pilot may not even be picked up (like the given example) but, since the show did make it to the pilot, the information can be documented.

The important part of the pilot stage is your pilot episode pitch. Come up with an idea for the first episode of the series and pitch the idea for the episode on the Pitches board. It is okay if you even give more than one idea. Once a plot for the pilot episode is decided (if it was not already), please give a rundown of the episode. You can get as detailed as you want. You can write it in paragraphs or it can even be written in small bullet points (be mindful of how much users will be willing to read). It is just imperative that you explain how the episode will play out from beginning to end.

Once all of the pilot details are out of the way, it is time to discuss whether or not the show should be picked up for a series. If necessary, changes will be made to the show, etc. If everything is decided upon, then it's time for approvals/disapprovals! The pilot needs 5 approvals to be picked up to series, the approvals exceeding the disapprovals by 3. See more about the rules of approving pitches here.

Picking it Up to Series

If the show is approved, then it goes to series! Congrats, you then have a new show! A press release should be made about the new series as soon as possible. The press release acts as the official announcement of the series. But, before the press release is made, the cast must be completely done.

And that's it! You can develop the page of the show and start making episodes for it. The show will be added to the Wiki Channel show line up.

Making a Movie

Pitching the Movie

To pitch a movie, go to the Pitches board and start a new thread. Please give the following components:

  • Summary of the movie
  • Characters who will be in it
  • The movie's genre

Anyone member of the community can reply to the thread and give their opinion on the idea. The pitch won't be approved right away. The entire community discusses the idea, makes necessary tweaks it, and eventually come to a final plot for the movie.

It is important that in the discussion for the movie, the following factors are taken into account:

  • Originality of the idea
  • Whether or not the movie will add variety to the channel
  • Creativity of the idea
  • Whether or not it's realistic for a family/kids channel

Before the movie is ready to be approved, the following must be made/decided on:

  • Summary of the movie
  • All characters in the movie with descriptions
  • Location of the show
  • Genre/format of the show

Once all of this is done, the pitch can now go into the pitch is ready to be approved or disapproved. Using the Approve template or the Disapprove, users can state their position on whether or not they approve or disapprove of the movie. All movies need 5 approvals to be approved. See more about the rules of approving pitches here.

If the movie is approved, then congrats, you have a new movie! It becomes a new movie and adds to the Wiki Channel Original Movie line up.

Casting

The second step in creating a movie is casting the movie. To cast the movie, please go to the Casting board and make a new thread which will be a casting call for the characters in your movie. Managers can sign up their actors to "audition" for the role and you choose from the people who auditioned who you want to cast. Please go here to learn how to make a casting thread. Once you have cast your movie, please announce the cast on the casting call thread(s) or in a new thread on the Casting board.

Announcement

Once the cast is made final, a press release or 'The Pilot' post should be made about the new movie as soon as possible. The press release/exclusive post acts as the official announcement of the movie. But, before the press release/post is made, the cast must be completely done.

Contracts

If an inactive user (a user who has not been on the wiki for two months) has a show, then the show will be put on hiatus for one month. After one month, action will be taken according to the series' contract.

After your show is picked up, you must pitch a contract for the show on the Pitches board. The contract is just a simple contract that will state how many episodes the show will get, how many intended seasons, etc. The contract also should state what will happen to the show in case the creator goes inactive. Here is an example of a contract:

My show will be given 20-26 episodes per season. The show can only go up to four seasons and if it does make it to four seasons, a movie should be considered. In case of me going inactive, I give the user Icecream216 the rights to my show. If Icecream216 goes inactive, my show should be ended where I left off.

The community must agree on the contract and make any necessary revisions. The contract needs five approvals and then it's official.


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