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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: brief report from jms
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 5/22/2001 3:06:00 PM  

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>Since there were some, ahem, challenges in the network direction with
>Crusade (and since I play with process challenges for a living I'm
>always intrigued by both the good and the bad processes), I was
>wondering what the process was this time with SCI-FI? How does it differ
>from previous network experiences?

It isn't so much different as it is pretty much the same, in the sense that the
whole TNT situation was an aberration; I had NEVER had that much interference,
that level of interference, on ANY other show before. There have been
headaches, sure, but that's part of the job and never to this extent.

So SFC's involvement has been pretty much on a par with what has gone before.
They had a handful of notes on the outline, ditto on the script, and that was
it. And in both cases they were primarily small notes, line notes or character
bits.

You *expect* to get some notes along the way, because the network/studio is the
buyer. I'm okay with that and always have been. The TNT situation was simply
insane.

>I'm delighted that SCI-FI likes the dailies (and am looking forward to
>being equally as delighted with the finished product). Who sees them?
>Is that their Programming Department? Did script go through a similar
>process?

I know it goes to the heads of programming in NY and LA, possibly to the PR
department, beyond that I don't know.

jms

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