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Old September 18 2009, 11:43 PM   #50
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Re: Why is Firefly's Cancellation So Unforgiveable?

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Sometimes you do. But let's face it, many of the decisions the suits make for "business" aren't in "service to the story".

Let's not make this a defense of the suits, who don't know DICK about story, yet way too often make like they do.

More often, the suits need to stand the fuck back and let the storytellers tell the story.

Same with the fans.
That's only goes as far as the money. If you're playing with someone else's money, you dance to their tune.
If you are going to bother to pay someone for their storytelling skills (which is not what the beancounters are paid for), you stand back and let them DO THEIR JOB.

If the beancounters could do it themselves, they would. But clearly, they can't.

You don't have the writers down there in accounting checking the balance sheets?

Why hire anyone to do any job? Cause you're expecting them to generate an outcome that you desire.

If you're paying for "X" you expect "X". If you're paying for a show and expecting it to generate "X" amount of ratings, and it doesn't then you're not getting your dollar's worth. And what do you do to any employee that's under performing and costing you money? You cut them loose and bring in someone that can get the desired results.

Otherwise, the man signing the checks is the man you worry about making happy. And that's all television and movies is about 99% of the time: Most cash for least expense.
And if you need any explanation for the state of "entertainment", you need go no further.
Which is why the bulk of my entertainment doesn't come from "Big Media", meaning television and movies.
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