Okay, what is the pitching ground?
Basically, we're an online entertainment company, and that comes with a lot of advantages. As noted by Burnie Burns in his VidCon 2014 Keynote, companies used to pay millions of dollars to see what their audience wanted, and we get all of that information for free.
So if you want something you want to "pitch" to us, be it a new video series, a podcast segment, a Let's Play idea, or whatever else, here is the place to do it!
- By posting in this topic, you are submitting your ideas to us free and for our usage. Meaning that, by posting in this topic with an idea, you are freely pitching your idea for us to use in our channel however we want to. You can't "retract" the idea later by deleting the post or editing it (we can see the changes and deleted posts, so there's not much use to it). If you decide that you want to do something with this idea, you are welcome to, but you cannot prevent us from using it too.
- We want to and will try to give credit where credit is due, but this is at our own discretion. If you give us an idea that we use as inspiration, we will make sure to credit you. That being said, if you see a series that seems really similar to an idea you propose here and we did not credit you, it is probably because we already have thought about this idea before. We go through tons of series ideas behind the scenes that the audience never sees. Again, the only reason we're making this disclaimer is that I'm sure someone is going to pitch an idea and we will have already been planning or discussing it months in advanced and it just happened to be similar and they will say that we "stole" their idea. If inspiration came from you, we will credit you. If it didn't, then we won't. It sounds simple, but I guarantee that someone is going to miss this in the future.
- These pitches are meant for our channel and our current cast members, not as an avenue for you to join our cast. If we do choose to follow up on one of your ideas, that does not mean that 1. You are going to be in the cast lineup for said series/segment or 2. You will guest star at any point in the show. If we do, by chance, happen to decide that you fit our criteria for being a cast member, we will contact you personally. This is not meant to be a casting call or something like that; off topic posts will be weeded through and deleted.
Sorry about that; the rules do come off as pretty harsh. I'm just trying to weed out the potential problems as best I can. There'll be some eventually, of course, but I realize the power of preloading it into people's heads.
Honestly, though, we are very interested in seeing what you guys want to see from our channel, and we'll seriously take stuff like this into consideration. This kind of feedback, this back and forth between producers and consumers, is something we'd literally never be able to do with any other type of medium or industry, so we're grateful that we're getting this chance.