odd intersection: “studio 60” and web collaboration
In time for the heavily anticipated debut of “Studio 60,” the New York Times writes that legendary writer Aaron Sorkin will be hard-pressed to stay on top of his scripting responsibilities with all of the other things crowding his calendar. But don’t worry, he’s got the Internet!
In January Mr. Sorkin will head to Morocco for three weeks on location for a movie he has written, an adaptation of the George Crile book “Charlie Wilson’s War.” The director, Mike Nichols, has asked him to participate during the shoot.
While Mr. Sorkin is in Morocco, he will try to supervise “Studio 60” over the Internet… “What I’m hoping is that it’s possible for me to be gone without anyone in the cast or crew noticing. Then it won’t be like Mom and Dad have left the house.”
Oh, I’d love to know how he’s gonna pull that off. Dailies streamed from a secure site? Script notes by email? A basecamp? Or does he go the Thomas Keller route and set up a dedicated video link with the studio? There’s a ton of possibilities. I’m hoping there’s more actual coverage of what they wind up using.
Who wants to bet that no matter what nifty (or basic) web collaboration effort NBC brings to bear, this show still ends up with production issues before the first season is even finished?
[thanks to Dan for the NY Times link]