This is a question from Derek Moore, that I moved here per RB's request:
"Hi Bob, I'm new to Stage 32, so really pleased to see there are animation producers here! Was wondering if you've any advice on how to improve one's chances on getting unsolicited tv series ideas to be seen by producers? I'm writing a series based on a mobile game I have out on Apple and Android. The subject matter and characters are multi-media marketable worldwide- so much so that I've already received concrete interest from major toy licencees (Inc Anjar and Becker Associates) and toy companies. All basically said if I make the tv series, they'd make the toys...so any tips on how to receive some attention from producers would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks."
Great question. Considering that you already have an IP and interest from licensing companies and toy companies, you will have an easier time getting people interested in your project.
First off, you need to get your pitch deck in tip-top order with plenty of artwork to support it. If you can, try to produce a one minute sizzle of how the show would look and feel.
Then, lay out how well your game has done, such as downloads, reviews, etc. and which companies have shown interest.
I would then contact production companies who have relationships with studios, streamers, etc. and mention in the first contact that you have an IP with licensing interest that you are trying to produce as a series. If you can't get through to those companies then reach out to managers who can help you open doors to those companies, or even the target buyers.
Stage 32 constantly has pitch sessions with managers and producers, many with an animation track record. Target the ones you think would suit your needs and hone your pitch to let them know the value of your property and your clear direction for the show.
Another option is to try and find showrunners you could attach to the project, who will have relationships with many of the parties that would be involved and lend comfort to the potential buyer that the production will be in good hands.
Yet another option is to put together a business plan and production/distribution plan to raise funds to produce it yourself, which then gives you leverage to sell to potential buyers.
Keep developing your project and keep pitching it.