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Old September 12th, 2011, 02:30 PM   #1
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How much is my show worth?

I know this question BEGS the canned answer "it depends on a million factors" but please stay with me. I know NO ONE can tell me the exact amount. What I'm looking for a just a rough ball park idea.

I've got Spanish language program that's a cooking/fitness show. It's very well done with 3-camera RED cams, dollies, jib, etc. in a fancy kitchen and workout set and good looking models.

I've never sold a show to a network as my studio and services are always contracted out, but this is my first show I want to sell myself to the Latin market from Mexico down to Chile.

We will have 13 shows done by the end of the year and I wanted to sell that as a series. We will be doing these if we can find a buyer or not as it's more of a side-job/hobby.

ASSUMING (yes, I know this is the part where everyone says it's impossible to answer) that we can find networks that want to purchase the series, what is a good ballpark price a network would pay in South or Central America?

I know there's a million factors, but making some assumptions, what can a simple show be sold for? What could I expect in Latin America? I know this isn't ever goign to be a hit Seinfield show, so I don't expect millions and huge demand, but I just want a ballpark idea if that's possible.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 02:29 AM   #2
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Re: How much is my show worth?

Since you have no experience in international programme sales, I'd try to get a distributor interested. They'll take a percentage, but the alternative of personally going to international; TV markets like MIPCOM can be expensive.

There is (or at least there used to be) a rate per minute that countries usually pay for TV programmes. However, I can't quickly find it on-line with Google, but a distributor can give you some rough figures.
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