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Mary MacNeillyBy Mary MacNeilly
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Mary MacNeillyBy Mary MacNeilly
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$3,834
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 21 2013

About

Our new TV show will teach kids and teens how to achieve success in business and life by doing what they love.

OUR STORY

I know it's a tall order: to create a new TV show that will change the lives of every kid in this country. But I know we can do it.

There are lots of great TV shows that teach kids about language, science and geography, but NONE of them teach kids how to achieve success in life and business. Our program will show kids how to turn their passion into a purpose, and do it in a fun way.

OUR PROJECT

Our goal: to create a pilot for a one-hour television show that I can shop to the networks. The format will be much like "Ellen" -- a talk show that interviews kids, teens, experts and parents -- and includes fun things like music, songs and dance.

Mary MacNeilly and the MDB kids on the set of "Children in Business"
Mary MacNeilly and the MDB kids on the set of "Children in Business"

WHY IS THIS SHOW SO IMPORTANT?

I'm passionate about this because children are the only hope we have to build a better country. I grew up in a family of entrepreneurs so I learned at an early age about money and business. I learned the value of creating something and working for yourself.

Do you know how many kids graduate college deeply in debt and working low-wage jobs? How many students move back in with their parents because they didn't know how to take what they love to do and turn it into a business or a career? Don't you think they would do better if they learned from an early age how to achieve success on their own, rather than hope someone will hand them a job later?

CAN WE REALLY MAKE A TV SHOW?

Our new TV show is really the logical expansion of what we've done for the past year to prove this concept:

1) I created a weekly radio show on KLZ AM-560 in Denver called "Million Dollar Butterflies" that teaches kids about money, business and entrepreneurship, as well as life lessons for kids.

Mary MacNeilly on KLZ AM-560
Mary MacNeilly on KLZ AM-560


2) I created a weekly TV show on our local Denver Fox affiliate called "Million Dollar Butterflies: Children in Business" which proved to us that parents and kids will tune in and watch fun lessons about business.

Mary MacNeilly & crew on the TV set.
Mary MacNeilly & crew on the TV set.

3) I created a web talk show for teen girls, "Miss Mary's Butterflies" that also demonstrated that girls are excited to learn life skills about careers, business and leadership.

Mary MacNeilly, Rylie & DJ on "Miss Mary's Butterflies."
Mary MacNeilly, Rylie & DJ on "Miss Mary's Butterflies."

Based on the success of those three programs I decided to combine them all into a one-hour television talk show. If I can pull together the right people to make a radio show, TV show and web series, I know I can create a talk show for television. All I need is your help.

WHAT DO WE NEED THE MONEY FOR?

Professional-quality television is always expensive. We need to rent a television studio, as this will be filmed "live-to-tape," meaning it will be produced as if it's a live TV show (like Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen). This means weeks of work with a team of people to pull together all our guests, music and choreography as well as writing and preparation. We also have to build sets. Then once the show is finished, there's some post-production, color correction, music and sound editing, and then marketing.

MEET OUR TEAM

Mary MacNeilly - Producer
Mary was a top sales rep at Paychex when she began working with multi-million dollar companies, teaching sales and strategy and helping them become successful. She created "Million Dollar Butterflies" to combine her love for business development with her love for teaching dance to kids. Mary will be executive producer and host of the new show.

Kevin Campbell - Video producer
Kevin has more than 30 years of experience writing and producing television, including news, commercials, TV shows and feature films. He's producing the web marketing videos, managing the MDB YouTube channel, and producing the MDV-TV show. Kevin will write and produce Mary's new show.

Anna Berry - Public Relations
Anna owns her own public relations agency, Anna Berry Consulting, and has helped clients throughout the Denver area. Anna will help us create our marketing strategy, branding and positioning, along with press releases and media relations.

THANK YOU!
We've only got until July 1 to raise the funds we need, so we're counting on you! Remember, Kickstarter is all or nothing - so we get nothing if we don't hit our target. If you have any questions, please contact us.

-Mary

Risks and challenges

There are plenty of challenges to making a one hour television pilot, but very few risks. We've produced television and radio programs, commercials, music videos and web video shows. Our team has produced live television in the past, and we have the connections to easily get the facility and crew we need. Any setbacks are handled just like any other business problem - and we over come all of them.

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