> The wonderful thing about credit is that it's not a finite
> The worst
position for a leader is as the bearer of bad news everyone
> Being transparent also helps to break down a commonplace fallacy
in television: the idea that network and studio are your
adversaries. In fact, these are your production partners and your
financial backers - as invested in the success of the series as
you are - and they deserve to have a clear picture of the
> ... explosions of genius-level creativity: but where does the
black powder for that explosion come from? Pattern recognition.
> More often than
not, all of the consideration and reconsideration done by
showrunners of the material in post-production is a distraction
from the the far less immediately rewarding work of the writers
> Without a complete script, no one can decide where they are going
to take the trucks with all the lights and cameras and costumes,
and for how long. Without a script, no one can figure out how
much it's going to cost to make this episode of your series.
Without a script, the actors can't prepare for their work in
front of the camera.
> Scripts are how you talk to cast, crew, studio, and network.
Write them quickly, rewrite them impassively and efficiently.
Work your scripts until they are ready, but recognize that in a
fast-moving business like television, most of the time they will
only be ready enough.