I have been in meetings all last week pitching a reality show concept to production companies. I manage an actor who is well known for a movie about his life that opens nationwide this week. In order to capitalize on his sudden fame, his agent has gotten him a series of meetings w/reality show, development companies. I attend these meetings w/him. One of the most famous companies that develops top name shows; is very interested in our idea but 1) they want to cut this actor pretty much OUT of the picture and 2) yet still want this actor and I to present them with spec scripts for 12 episodes! They are telling my clients agent that they can use him in "some capacity" but not as the shows host. How do I know that after we put this whole concept together they just don't steal it from usThe agent seems to think we should just give this production company anything that ask for. However, this agent has his other talent working on a variety of shows this company already produces so he might have ulterior motives for wanting to keep this company happy. My client and I are floundering a bit and don't want to create an entire show for a company that they then plug a different actor into the lead role. My client is, rightfully, saying that this show idea belongs to him.