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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: ATTN JMS: Silly Enterprise question
    Date: 8/13/2001 5:11:00 PM  

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>> 1) I don't write freelance.
>Me, I figured it was because freelancers get their stories butchered and
>have the kind of control you've come to enjoy.
>If you have time, I'm sure people here who'd love to hear the correct reason
>you don't write freelance.

Certainly that is a factor, but a much larger factor is that it takes a very
long time to make it to being an Executive's a steep climb up on
a slippery slope. The moment you take something below that, people in Da Biz
start to think of you in a different way, as something other than a show
runner. Since 90% of Da Biz is perception,.you can see why that would be a bad

And as an aside, it generally takes any EP or show runner about 1-2 years after
one show goes down to get on another one, since there are a lot of us and not
many new shows. A lot of the time it involves waiting until somebody else
falls off the merry-go-round....


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