One thing that's always bugged me is how hard it is to share potential ideas. I know it's partially to protect them from, undoubtedly, the hoards of people with similar ambitions. And so ideas for new shows and movies typically come up from people already involved in the industry.
In my case, I have two specific, fully formed ideas; one a TV show and the other a movie. I am not a writer, but have the vision, ambition and skills to be the director of such projects. It's easy- or at least I assume it is easy- once you are involved, and your friends "know people", but looking in from the outside, it's impossible. Everyone I ask either says "give up, don't bother doing it" or "you just have to know people"- each of which is equally frustrating for different reasons. The point is, I know the odds. I understand that neither is likely to happen. But I want to share it. I am meeting people. My failings come from a lack of involvement and basic understanding. Both of which I am trying to remedy. In the case of the movie, the script would be adapted from a preexisting work. I could prepare the script myself, but where would I go from there? Is a non-registered adaptation considered plagiarism? I have started from nothing less than a half year ago, and have gotten experience since then. I am learning a lot. But the higher-level stuff that is crucial to developing your own projects remains a mystery, and those that do know are not very forthcoming.
I'm not even expecting the answers to come from any response on here. I'm just venting my frustrations. I am in a mid-level production city, and live a trivial distance to major ones. There are opportunities here, and I have worked with some big names. I just cannot find the right situations or words to convince those people to help me learn. It's disheartening, and I'm on the verge of giving up hope. I feel like that's a common, and expected, response. I'm just stubborn enough not to.