The Affair creator Sarah Treem talks to Indiewire about the differences between working for Netflix (House of Cards) vs. Showtime vs. other networks.
She says, "Showtime is much more old school, it's been around for a long time, they have opinions and an established brand. I love working with this network. They work really close with you. I'm talking to David Nevins all the time and for all aspects of the show. They have a tremendous amount of respect for the people who they bring on, it's like, 'We believe in this show. Do whatever you want.' And they're just kind of classy. A lot of times you'll find writers talking about the notes behind the notes, where you'll get a note from somebody from the executive and you're left wondering what that means, but at Showtime they are so straightforward that you know exactly what they mean when they give you a note. And if you don't agree with it, you can have an argument about it, but you're not always dodging and weaving around notes and wondering what it is they really want you to do. It's really refreshing."
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