What’s happening online is you can do, effectively, a whole series for the cost of craft services for a show in the old model. You can have the pilot, then change and tweak it. So you have more freedom to develop the show, or star, into something that is more entertaining — and that the audience wants to watch.

Shane Smith: TV and Film Production Costs Don’t Make Sense in the Digital Era | Variety

Sure…as long as you don’t pay anybody who works on it enough money to, y’know, actually live.

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