The average ‘Office’ episode, when it’s shot, is probably about 39 minutes long. We have to cut it to 21 minutes for commercials. What that means is, you’re essentially cutting 40 percent of what you spent weeks writing and rewriting and shooting. You really have to find the story and make sure it still makes sense … and (keep) all the jokes you really like. It’s a tricky process.
Lee Eisenberg ‘99, writer and producer for The Office, in an interview with The Day
. Eisenberg will be giving a presentation and a Q and A at Evans Hall in Cummings tonight at 8 PM.