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Contest Closed but still accepting submissions

Pitch Tyson


Do you have a good idea or concept for a TV show? Looking for some guidance and support in seeing it come to life?

Tyson Hepburn, Executive Producer and Founder of Tyson Media wants to help. His talented team are looking for exciting new unscripted ideas for Canadian original content. Entries are now open for their national call for submissions.

The winner will receive $10,000 in funding and a development option deal with Tyson Media * (please scroll down for more information)

Tyson's Story

Tyson is the co-creator and executive producer of several successful docuseries including global phenomenon ‘Rust Valley Restorers’ (Netflix International and History Channel Canada) as well as ‘The Dog Dudes’ (Amazon Prime, Apple Plus).

In 2013, Tyson partnered with David Paperny and Discovery Channel to produce the hit series ‘Cold Water Cowboys’ about high stakes fisheries in Newfoundland.

“I remember the first time going into a film producers office to pitch an idea, it was definitely a nerve-wracking experience. I was fortunate enough to partner with good people. I want to provide this same experience to others in the industry by offering to help them develop their ideas with a passionate, supportive team behind them”

Now, Tyson is flipping the script and calling on people to submit their TV show concept for further development.

Download and sign submission release document
Download, sign, and attach to the form below the submission release document.

How To Submit an Idea

To submit your idea, please complete the submission form, sign the release and provide at least one of the following:

  1. A demo video of the concept – Tape… especially great tape… Sells TV shows! 5 minutes of video that captures the unique premise, characters or format of your idea.
  2. Talent or a host – Doesn’t have to be a celebrity but ‘talent’ needs to be just that… ‘Talented’ and hold lots of potential either as a host for a format show or a character to build a series around.
  3. Access – Do you have exclusive access to a rescue station, police precinct or anywhere else the public doesn’t necessarily have access to? This is of value!
  4. Intellectual Property – Do you hold the rights to an amazing book, article or story that could make a fascinating TV show?


If you think your idea should be a TV show and you have one or more of the above, then fill out the form below and let’s get started!.

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Tyson Media Project Submission

Please submit your creative materials via DROPBOX or GOOGLE DRIVE in Synopsis section below. Please ensure written materials and video materials are available for DOWNLOAD

More Productions

Rust Valley Restorers
History Canada, Netflix, Motortrend - 42 x 60 mins
Pets & Pickers
Discovery Canada, Animal Planet, Crave - 32 x 60min
The Dog Dudes
OutTV, Amazon Prime, Apple Plus - 8 x 60min
Cold Water Cowboys
Discovery Channel Canada, Weather Channel U.S.A - 34 x 60 mins