The J. Michael Straczynski Message Archive


JMSNews provides an archive of messages posted
by J. Michael Straczynski (JMS).

  Home      Community Forums      Contest      Links      FAQ      About JMS     

RSS Feed  

 Search all Messages

   Sort by: 

This field searches the text of all messages in the archive.

    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: brief report from jms
    Date: 5/22/2001 3:06:00 PM  

  << Newer  : List :  Older >>

View Thread
(6 messages)

>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

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

>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

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


(all message content (c) 2001 by synthetic worlds, ltd.,
permission to reprint specifically denied to SFX Magazine
and don't send me story ideas)

Site © 2015 Midnight Design Productions  -  Message content © 2015 by Synthetic Worlds  -  Privacy Statement