Abi Varghese recently launched his third TV comedy series – Metro Park. You may also know him as the writer and director of the popular Netflix series Brown Nation. Abi talks with us about writing a TV script, pitching to Netflix, and the process of writing, selling, and producing a TV show! He also shares with us his journey from Corporate America to Creative Entrepreneur!
Abi is a New York based writer/director, best known for his Netflix Series “Brown Nation.” His other notable work includes “Akkara Kazhchakal” an Indian TV sitcom that went for 5 season (50 episodes). Abi’s feature film includes “Monsoon Mangoes” which stars Fahadh Faasil, Vijay Raaz, Vinay Forrt & Tovino Thomas.
Abi is currently working on a feature film in Hindi as well as a couple of new TV series.
In this episode we talk about balancing a full-time career with a passion project, making the move to full-time creative entrepreneur, and taking your script from creation to production.
So what are we waiting for, let’s get started!
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Key Questions answered by Abi Varghese
- How Abi’s creative journey began
- How Abi balanced a full-time career at Unilever with his passion
- Is an MBA worth
- Memorable moments in Abi’s journey
- Challenges that Abi has faced
- How to pitch a TV show idea or feature film
- How to pitch to Nexflix
- Writing, selling, and producing a TV pilot or feature film
- How to find investors for feature films or TV shows
Abi Varghese Discusses:
- How to leave your full-time job to pursue your creative passion
- How to take your script from creation to production
- How Abi created his pilot, Brown Nation, and pitched it to Netflix
- Tips to get your TV pilot noticed
- How to find film investors
- Where does Abi’s inspiration come from
- Advice Abi has to other creatives
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