The four, former members (including me) of our company have either been or still are, first responders. We started out in the late 1990's and into early 2000 (until we took a long hiatus due to 9|11), working to produce a true reality show (where the rescuers involved in the clips were interviewed). That pilot is still available at Bit.ly/AmericasHeroes.
After over a year since 9|11, we looked at all sorts of firefighter-themed reality shows. Then I found my idea for a dramatic series while visiting numerous fire department websites.I scribbled down the idea and shared it. We wrote a brief description. Our partner in LA took it around to some of his contacts, and each one suggested a pilot script.
We were (and still aren't) experienced script writers; outlines, we're OK with! A script? Oy Vey! (Yes, I'm a Jewish firefighter and even wrote a book of how that accidentally happened!) I was elected to write it and then we collaborated on editing, construction, etc. That script was ready since 2015. We were even invited to the city's Office of Film & Television who loved the script, the story line, etc. Even the Fire Commissioner liked it and they are all "onboard": if we get to shoot a pilot. We have shared it with both first responders and civilians and every review came back with the proverbial, "Thumbs up." Unfortunately, the opening is so expansive and dramatic, it would be impossible to create a pitch reel for it.
Thus, we are a piece of the huge "pickle" of having a property that the city in question, its fire department and production office all love, but we have been unable to find reputable presentation. We did have a couple of "ins" in LA who expressed interest in it, if we could demonstrate we had an agent.
So, how do four knuckle-head first responders who know their business, but not the TV/Cable/Satellite/Streaming business. find someone who will also like this script and would be willing to shop it or even, just talk with us?