Trying to distribute your own film can at times be demoralising & last week actually hilarious ... I received the email below from a US channel who shall remain nameless ...
I received your email and looked at the trailer. Unfortunately, ****** does not license any type of period piece programming, as it is off brand for us. Also, we do not air programs with British or foreign accents, except for Royal specials and some paranormal. Our viewers are very mainstream and tend to tune out as soon as they hear accents, so we are going to pass.
Thanks for keeping us in mind.
I don't know which I find more depressing the rejection or the 'upfront' assessment of their audience! Still if we decide to do a series on the Royals or paranormal I now know where to go.