Scott Myers hosts a series of Rules for Showrunners as outlined by Jeffrey Lieber, showrunner for Lost. Here, Jeffrey explains how they came up with the idea.
We three were staring at a cut of this show I created called Miami Medical (which, when it started, was neither set in Miami nor exactly medical, but… that’s another story). Anyway, the cut was two minutes short and we didn’t have the budget to shoot a new scene, so… we were stuck. That is, until someone noted: we do have that scene with the doctors in surgery… and they have masks on… and you can’t see their mouths… which means, well, we could really have them say ANYTHING… right?
All the rules are essentially reminders to myself, gleaned from experience and the advice of others and I send them out into the tube-o-sphere as a thank you to the universe for giving me the chance/good fortune and dumb fucking luck to do something I truly and utterly and completely love doing.
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