Why The Travel Channel Academy is Unique

Matt Gould explains what the network wants…

If you are production company, you know the hard part is not coming up with ideas.

Everyone has great ideas for new TV shows.

The hard part is not even producing them.

The hard part is getting the meeting.

The hard part is getting in front of the network execs who make the decisions on what to commission, what to test, what to pilot, what to air.

Matt Gould is the VP for Program Development at The Travel Channel.

Part of our partnership with the Travel Channel, part of what the Academy delivers is access to network executives.

This morning, Matt spent the better part of the morning with the group, explaining exactly what the network is looking for for the next season.  He also heard pitches, answered questions and made himself available to the grads now and in the future.

It’s the kind of access most production companies can’t buy.

But for the students, all part of the curriculum.


3 responses to “Why The Travel Channel Academy is Unique

  1. QUOTE: ” It’s the kind of access most production companies can’t buy.”

    Oh but those students did pay for the access to Matt Gould!

    It was not free!

    They had to be a part of the course and the only way to do that was to pay!

    More hoopla and misleading statements about this whole VJ/Travel Channel set up!

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  3. Dear colleagues!
    Admire your work on the Travel Channel , and are always happy to watch your programs.
    You always find a new subjects – I want to recommend you a very little known, complex and extremely interesting area – highlands Chersky (alpine array Buordah),Yakutia,Russia.
    Geographical coordinates of the highest peaks in the area of mount Pobeda (3147м.) – 65 degrees 10 minutes ,146 degrees 01 minute.
    The development of this area of the tourists only began in 1961 and is still in the area was visited by not more than 100-200 people.
    I was the leader of the last expedition of the USSR in the region in 1991, before the collapse of the USSR.
    Array Buordah is a difficult mountain terrain ( this is the local name of “Yakut-Himalayas”).
    Very beautiful mountains , the largest glaciers , absolutely untouched nature.
    Everywhere in the huge stone slabs can be found fossil imprints of ferns and dinosaurs. Way to the top of mount Pobeda borders the beautiful druses of rock crystal. With the full right to the presenter of the program can say about myself : “it is not man’s foot!” In 20 kilometers from the high mountains, is unique for the Arctic small area called “the Yakut Switzerland”. Outputs of thermal waters create a microclimate in the reeds,poplar,willow. All this in the middle of tundra ,ice, and permafrost. The climate is harsher . The expedition for the movie is available only in July – August.
    In a short letter it is impossible to tell about everything that could be the subject of a fascinating transfer on the Travel Channel .
    If you decide to do a program about this area , I am ready to be your advisor.
    There is a large archive of photographs , unique maps of the area. Ready to help in stocking of the sporting expedition with experienced guides ( the local population of the mountain won’t come to and the skills necessary not)
    With respect,
    Sergey Kuchma
    Myhaylova street, 17 ap. 42 Zaporogie 69065, Ukraine

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