I am geared up and ready to go! I want to see The Everything Marinator for sale ASAP so it's back to work...
I waited until the clock chimed 9am and dialed Sullivan Productions. Sullivan Productions is located in Tampa so I thought, with a resource so close to home, I'd start there.
My first question for the very helpful Marie was, "May I schedule a meeting with Mr. Sullivan please". *see I put a period at the end of that sentence and not a question mark? I was trying to sound very authoritative. I may have even dropped my voice a little*.
Her polite answer was an authoritative "no".
I went on to inquire about having an infomercial shot. $45,000. Next question.
I asked if they were in the business of purchasing products and manufacturing them.
"No, we are solely a Production Company but if we like your product, we may submit it to Telebrands to see if they would be interested".
Yeah! Getting somewhere!
Could I drop off the taped demo at your office. *once again, no question mark. I must like speaking like that. Interesting. Learn something new everyday.*
"No, we are discouraging that. Please send it in via mail".
I happen to know that Mr. Sullivan frequents a certain restaurant here in Tampa on a weekly basis. Maybe I could stalk the restaurant and personally hand it to him. A good friend of mine works there. She could call me and I could race there and hope to catch him. Only problem with that is I would most likely be in my pajamas with no make-up because he only goes late at night.
OK, scratch that...
Looks like today will be about taping my pitch (hopefully my daughter can hold the camera still and my son will be quiet as a mouse), downloading the video, recording it on a disc, writing a letter to...Dear Sirs...oh...it's going to be a fun day!
I asked how long until I know if they like the product and she said if I hear back from them in 6 weeks, they are interested. Another waiting game...
Another iron in the fire is the email to a contact at HSN hoping to get a name of a Kitchen Appliance Buyer to see if they would be interested in selling it.
I'm happy to feel like I am "back in the game"!!!I've got a plan!
On a side note:
Remember the W.I I wrote about that received a contract from Discovery but did not sign it? Well, I checked in with her today via email to see what was going on and she has not been contacted again by the show. It's been weeks. Interesting...I thought they would at least negotiate...