So, I have a TV show I have been writing and will finish soon enough. I have been working on this for a long time, and have written 9 seasons.
The type of show is a sitcom. It is based on my lifestory. The 'hook' I refer to is being transgender, which is a focus for entertainment in many ways at the moment. While that is the hook, the story is a lot more than that.
The premise will be doing a quirky job in a famous coastal city that had a short lifespan, was well known and residents hated. The story of the people doing the job is already interesting. The show focuses on the protagonist and threw flashback covers growing up in a foreign country, leaving home at a young age, traveling around the world before settling in nyc....there is a big arc on personald evelopment and overcoming childhood drama, which turns into a transgender coming out story.
For a sitcom I think I have created something really original, different from anything else that has come before (and I've done a lot of research!).
I have a lot of confidence in the story and episodes, and have complete character sheets, treatments for show and season, and have almost finished writing every script for the 22 episode first season. I will file everything with the WGA. This show has a number of amazing characters and amazing character development for each character, including people of color, women and LGBT people. While it was not written that way deliberately, I do feel it is a selling point.
I am writing it in such a way to try and get a 5 year order, but writing 9 seasons in total, where the story can end after 5, 7 or 9 seasons. I also wrote the first six episodes of the first season to be somewhat self contained. I am confident in my ability to pitch and have different types of presentations prepared.
So, how could I pitch this? I have no background in film or tv, I don't know anyone in the industry, and I am unsure how to send meetings. How would I find an agent to start representing me or the material?