Synopsis: My idea is to create a pilot season of a potential talk show showcasing the talents of the younger generation whilst educating them at the same time. Each week will be a different theme which involves my thoughts on the biggest news stories that week, a guest interview and performance, a game to fit the theme of the week and also social media interaction such as twitter polls and snapchat q and a that the audience at home would like to ask the guest.
This is different to other talk shows out there as I am showcasing british born and bred talent highlighting the success we have as a nation rather than always bringing the focus on “the american dream” as such. I also feel there is a gap in the market as female british hosts are being placed in the shadow and even Trisha Goddard a british Talk show host has been unsuccessful as to not venture on to American soil. The set up of my talkshow will also not be one that is solely focused on me but include the studio audience to make it more of aconversation rather than talking at them.
I have had some hosting experience being on ESL games and also being a journalism graduate, gave me the knowledge of how to carry on an interview on the spot by going with the flow and getting a story no other has by the questions I ask.
My aim is to one day carry this on to the have my own tv network in my home country of Jamaica where there I can become as big as Oprah, being a black young female, breaking stereotypical boundaries of only caring about music and the entertainment business. I believe that by doing this talk show in Britain first not only due to resources but has also been my home for the past 17 years where I have learned a lot of my values and previloged enough to be educated to a high standard freely. Advantages thag may not have been the case in Jamaica.
Method: Firstly I will need to gather a team that can help execute the show. Then I will start to plan each weeks theme and get the guest list prepared in advance.In aid of my themes I will carry out questionnaires amongst peers, online and go out in the streets to get opinion on what people would like to see and what is lacking from their point in the media today. Once that is gathered I will then begin to record a 30 min show which will be released on the popular website Youtube, as this is a free broadcasting site that my content can be accessed easily. During my recordings I will continue to create the buzz through my use of digital marketing where I utilise social media to inform people about the show. I will record 6 shows in total for the first season.
A website and social media accounts
I will need a total of 12 weeks where the first 6 are for my research, planning, organising the set, booking of guests and practicing with various recordings the style in which i would like to edit, retouching etc.