Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:26 AM
Britethorn (1,488 posts)
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Mitt Romney Gets New TV Show! (Original post)
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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:17 PM
DreamGypsy (2,152 posts)
5. Wow. A primetime SitCom pilot that cost ~ $750 million is canceled!
Seems like the Republican party and its SuperPacs spent way too much on a bunch of no talent actors:
How much does it cost to produce a single professional television sitcom pilot?
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The primary goal of all of these things is to make the production and post production take as little time as possible; because the longer a production takes to deliver, the more it costs. All of the professional equipment needed for a studio production is billed daily or weekly, so the longer it takes you to finish a show, the higher those rental bills are going be.
(Oh, and a primetime 30 minute studio sitcom pilot these days typically costs between $1.3 and $3m - depending on talent deals. Rumors have it that some hour-long scripted pilots are now closing in on $10m to produce, which is nuts.)