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Todd Terry
Re: who edits your program for commercial broadcast?
on Jan 13, 2020 at 7:16:29 pm

If a producer is creating something for broadcast, they will determine where breaks go and build those in, exactly as they want.

If the initial producer is no longer involved (say, originally it was a theatrical doc, and is has now been sold and will be appearing on television), then typically the broadcaster will create their own master for broadcast, putting breaks in appropriate places.

Way back when the dinosaurs roamed and I worked in broadcast television, sometimes on the weekends we would run movies. We only got the theatrical versions, so it fell to me on one or two occasions to take those and create broadcast versions.... cutting them for time and content to fit the program slot, deciding where/how to insert breaks and all that jazz.

But if a production is created for TV, obviously that is done at the initial production stage.


Todd Terry
Creative Director
Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc.

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