The Hollywood Notes Process for Film & TV

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    The Hollywood Notes Process for TV & Film

    What is the notes process?

    For the uninitiated, when a network orders a TV series, a movie studio funds a film, or any client hires any artist for anything — there will be a “feedback” process. Those clients will give you one – or several – or many – “rounds of notes.” 

    These notes can be very helpful and detailed. They can also be vague and destructive. Usually, they lie somewhere in-between. They are almost always well intentioned, and that’s important.

    The notes process CAN and SHOULD be extremely helpful…but not always. At best, the process of getting feedback from your client can elevate your project. At worst, the process can destroy it. Ultimately it’s up to you to make sure the notes you receive improve the project, or, at the very least, don’t make it worse.

    Don’t miss this no-holds-barred look at a Hollywood process that is never discussed openly.