TV & Episodic
SERIES PILOT EVALUATION
The television and episodic Executive Producer Consulting team will conduct a deep-dive, independent review of your pilot episode.
This review is very different from the typical “script coverage” that we associate with film scripts because, although the Series Pilot Evaluation will certainly delve into the story, structure, and character development, etc., it will also serve to fully assess the feasibility of the show, lending necessary and valuable professional insight as to its’ potential commercial viability in the marketplace within the context of the current television and episodic landscape.
The cost for this evaluation is $515.00
Shaleen Desai is a 20-year veteran of the media and entertainment field, holding titles such as Television Executive and Executive Producer. Most recently as the Head of Scripted Development at CMT, a Viacom Cable Network, overseeing series such as “Nashville,” “Still the King,” and “Sun Records,” along with all development and production.
Prior to CMT/ Viacom, Desai partnered with actor/director/producer, Jason Bateman in Aggregate Films, which had a first-look deal with Universal Television. Over the course of that deal, the company landed a series on the air, NBC’s “Growing Up Fisher” along with selling pilots/series to NBC, FOX and Netflix.
Desai came to Aggregate Films from Fishbowl Worldwide Media where he served as SVP and oversaw the scripted department, selling pilots to FOX, NBC, ABC, TBS, HBO, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, ABC Family, MTV, TRU, Animal Planet and VH1.
Desai was also VP/Head of Development at Los Angeles outpost for BBC Worldwide Productions.
Another highlight of Desai's long Media career was serving as one of the three founding executives of 20th Century Fox’s cable arm, fox21 Studios, the prolific Cable Studio behind such series as “Sons of Anarchy” (FX), “Homeland” (Showtime), “Brickelberry” (Comedy Central), “Free Ride” (FX), “Saved” (TNT), along with many others.
Desai also worked for David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants and served as Producer for “The Late, Late Show.”
Desai started his career in the Comedy Development Department at FOX Broadcasting Company. He grew up in the Los Angeles suburbs and currently lives in Studio City with wife Stephanie and children, Dylan & Elle. He proudly attended the University of Arizona - Bear Down!
Michael Tapia is an independent television development producer, with more than 10 years of experience in entertainment. Tapia specializes in the creation, development, and production of scripted, unscripted and digital content.
For eight years, Tapia served as an executive at Bischoff Hervey Entertainment alongside Jason Hervey ("The Wonder Years") and Eric Bischoff ("WWE Raw"). During his time at BHE, Tapia developed series including: "See Dad Run" for Nickelodeon, "The Devils Ride" for Discovery Channel and "I Heart Nick Carter" for VH1. Tapia, additionally, helped develop the scripted series “See Dad Run” for Nickelodeon, where he served as an associate producer.
Prior to his stint at BHE, Tapia was the Director of Development Breathless Films and Adore Creative under feature-film director Rupert Wainwright (“Blank Check,” “Stigmata,” “The Fog”) where he wrote and produced supplemental promotional films for Russia’s bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Most recently, Tapia developed and sold a pilot to Facebook Watch.