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I then questioned Anonlymous Inventor as to some of their statements and in particular whether there statement that eere will not be follow on seasons of American Inventor was just their opinio or something more.
Here is Anonymous Inventors response:
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About next season it's just my personal opinion.
You could tell by the way the producers where trying to find away to put a
story together for the show. They acted like a beginning camera road crew desperate to find a story.
My point about the show is that they would make the show more Interesting & Entertaining if the Inventor can develop the Invention into a product that can be sold by the end of the show or take orders on National TV after having a finished prototype that the Inventor has developed.
Give the Inventor the $50,000.00 dollars to develop the Invention & if
possible Manufacturing a product ready to sale by the end of the show or
within ninety-days (90) after the end of the show.
So the final judging could be decided by sales or potentional sales plus
phone in voting for the Invention & Inventor to decided the winning
Invention & Inventor of the show.
This would allow the Inventor more range & depth giving the Inventor more
freedom in the development & sales process including how to Advertise &
Market an Invention.
This would give the show more character & drama giving the show it's own story line.
My personal opinion about the show is that it will not be successful because the Inventor is not allowed enough freedom with the Invention to fully develop & produce or advertise & market the Invention.
When it comes to the contracts they are not clear enough & plus everything better be clean from your past to the present this includes family & friends having clean records.
The other thing is that in the two (2) months that you're in lock down cut
off from everything & having the wear a microphone & be in camera view 42/7
plus they get everyone around you involved on being on camera, Drug testing,
Alcohol & Medication usage & knowing everything about your personal
To be or not to be in litigation now or in the future.
Some Inventions will cause litigation.
They want to know who you have dated or whether or not if you are involved
in a dating service, or whether or not if you have owned a business.
They want to know standard information, which really does not matter, your
education, your credit history, your job work history, family, friends &
roommates history, tickets or your criminal background.
The ONLY thing that really matters is if it is a patented idea/product that
will possible make money in the retail marketplace & that you are not wanted
by the police.
I just think that the show will get negative feedback from the Inventors &
the public because the show is not being produced to the best of it's
ability or the Inventions do not have the right format & the show has bad
publicity in Advertising & Marketing the show, Inventors & the Inventions.
There is a lot of things in yours, your family & friends records that can
stop a good Inventor or Invention from getting on the show.
Everything is up to the soul discretion of the producers.
I just don't think that a lot of Inventors & the public will favor this type
of show this is why I say it's flawed & why it will fail.
I hope the web site finds a way to help with some of this info & maybe it
will get to the producers & voting public to help the show become a better
show for the Inventors being more about the Inventions & what it takes to
fully develop, produce, advertise & market an idea/product into a consumer
If the public cannot touch it, buy it or order it & know that the product is
going to be on the market within ninety-days (90) after the end of the show
the public will lose interest in the show.
So what big deal is what I would think.
If they changed the rules & the format there might be a third (3) season.
The show should go something like this.
First there needs to be an odd number of judges.
Have five (5) judges experienced entrepreneur in various fields.
The five (5) judges mentor five (5) Inventors Inventions each.
The show would have twenty-five (25) Inventors & Inventions that the public could vote on & possible purchase a product within a total of six (6) months once the show starts.
Have Angel Investors & Venture Capitalist ready to invest.
American Inventor somewhat had the development side covered.
Have a verity of different Manufactures ready to help the Inventors
Manufacture a product.
American Inventor fails when it comes to the Advertising & Marketing areas about the show.
How to qualify an Invention in front of the judges with the rules being
spelled out loud & clear before you get involved including the rules about
the Investment Seed Capital being spelled out.
If you can get a passport, be bonded or have NO current outstanding arrest warrants wanting you, I think that an Inventor should be able to qualify an Invention for an Investment Opportunity in Developing an Invention.
They don't need the Inventors locked down for two (2) months with
microphones & cameras on them 24/7 with family & friends being involved having to have clean records as well.
They should have a format like this twice a year so that it can be a year
round format giving Inventors Hope & a Chance with a format that they can go to having Angel Investors, Venture Capitalist & Other experts willing to help make some Inventors Dream Come True Creating a product bringing it to the marketplace & possible making some money.
Making the program more an educational learning show about what it takes to bring an Idea into a real concept & into a product for the Retail
Kind of like a How It's Made Show, which would be more educational &
learning something with better entertainment value.
This would give the show it's own Character & Personality creating it's own story line about the Inventors & the Inventions which would happen naturally also creating Competition & a Contest among Inventors & Inventions.
There needs to be a format that Inventors can go to get Investment Seed
Capital In front of judges that are experiences entrepreneurs in various
fields that are willing to invest time in mentoring an Inventor making the
Invention a good consumer product for the Retail Marketplace or a learning process about the Inventions.
The Network has an exclusive opportunity with twenty-five (25) or fifty (50) if they do the show twice a year with Inventors & Inventions to have the Inventors make a thirty (30) second to a one (1) minute commercial. The Network could run the commercials once per month over the course of a month for a total of twelve (12) times for a year or they could put them all together in a half (1/2) hour or in a one (1) hour info commercial.
Promoting the show, the web site, the Inventors & Inventions with everybody making money.
It would be nice if AmericanInventorSpot.com web site can be like ebay being able to showcase & sale patented merchandise with a format that the public can go to being able to talk to the Inventors or to get Information & help with an Idea.
AmericanInventorSpot.com would be able to get or help with funding, Sale products & be a learning tool for Inventors with a portion of the sales
going to run the web site.
Giving Inventors with Inventions a place to sale there strange new crazy
wacky products like ebay where the public can purchase a product & also talk about the Inventions & about the Invention process & a place where an Inventors can go for help.
Between the Network & the AmericanInventorSpot.com web site there would be a good format for Investors, Manufactures, Advertising, Marketing & Retail focusing on the Inventors & Inventions.
AmericanInventorspot.com web site already does a good job of allowing
Inventors to post & sale their new crazy wacky Inventions Ideas/products.
If AmericanInventorSpot.com web site could also run video of these
commercials which would support the web site & the Inventors Inventions.
Profit from the sales of the Inventions can go to the Investors, Producers & the web site with the Inventor getting the product on the Market & maybe making the Inventor & Invention famous Internationally also making some money.
I know all of this is way to simple & easy of an Idea of a format to really
help Inventors with there Inventions.
Just my opinion, thoughts & views on what the Show &
AmericanInventorSpot.com web site could do for Inventors & there Inventions.
EDITORS NOTE: AMERICANINVENTORSPOT.COM IS NOT AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH THE TELEVISION SHOW AMERICAN INVENTOR. WE ARE A WEBSITE FOR INVENTORS THAT COVERS THE SHOW, BUT WE HAVE NO AFFILIATION OR ASSOCIATION WITH THEM OR ANY OF THE PRODUCERS OF AMERICAN INVENTOR.
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