pilot film

pilot film
noun
a program exemplifying a contemplated series; intended to attract sponsors
Syn: ↑pilot program, ↑pilot

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noun
: a sample film of a proposed television series made to induce sponsorship

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Television.
pilot (def. 9).
[1950-55]

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pilot film,
one of a projected series of filmed television programs, used by the producer as a sample in selling the series to a network or sponsor.

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