Do commercial studios and the networks sometimes destroy creativity?

Asked by: Adam2
  • What's your opinion?

    Sometimes I think the major networks and movie studios sometimes override creativity. Some classic episodes of "Seinfeld" were almost not going to be done because NBC wanted it THEIR way, and cared less about the creative talents of Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David and Carol Leifer. What do you'se think? Why?

  • Not exactly like that.

    Creativity can't be destroyed, but it can be stifled. The combination of draconian IP laws and marketing predictions based on target demographics is the general root of the problem for pretty much all entertainment industries. The networks can also be a problem, and some of them can be downright sociopathic (AMC is a good example), but they're ultimately just playing with the tools that they're given.

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