If you’ve watched River Monsters with Jeremy Wade, maybe you can imagine, with me, what a pitch meeting might look like if Mr. Wade wanted to go bonefishing.
Producer: Hey Jeremy, we are looking for your next idea for River Monsters. What you got for us?
Producer: Bonefish, huh? Do they have sharp bones or something? What’s the body count on these things? They bite anyone’s balls off?
Producer: I’m not getting the “monster” part here, Jeremy. Make the case for me.
Producer: OK, we have sharks. That’s good, but not enough. What else you got for us?
Producer: If you can “almost” get stung by one, that would help. Still, though, not enough. I need more.
Producer: Possibly fatal?
Producer: Your stock is rising, Jeremy, but I’m not getting the “buy” yet. More.
Producer: What are the odds of that?
Producer: Well, that’s better than those shows we suggested you could get killed by tarpon or taiman. Give me one more thing, one more threat, and I’d say you get the green light.
Producer: Happy fishing Jeremy. Go catch a bonefish.