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Mark Raudonis
Re: (Business advice) How long it takes to edit a 52 minute doc
on Apr 15, 2014 at 2:19:58 pm


First of all, I agree with everything that Shane said. It's AT LEAST double!!! Let's say six weeks.

Here's something else to consider. WHO determines when it's done or locked? Is this project being done for a specific distribution channel or network? Do they have a say in the content? Will there be "external" notes? This is what will stretch out the process unpredictably. Since those kind of notes (and their timing) is out of your control, I would make sure that you are getting paid by the day and that the clock is ALWAYS ticking. In other words: While you're waiting for notes you still get paid!

Many networks write specific times into their contracts regarding how long they have to respond to notes. 48-72 hours is quite common.

In summary: Six to seven weeks MINIMUM for this. Probably more. You get paid by the day, not the project. Otherwise you will be subsidizing the producer/network. Good luck.

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