One of my specialties is advising production companies on the best way to structure an episodic series. I've recently served as series producer on Netflix's "The Innocence Files" and Showtime's "The Lincoln Project." For these and other episodic series, I've combed through hours of raw footage, consulted with producers and directors and then sat down to write detailed outlines -- not only for each episode, but the series as a whole. These outlines are fluid, but the basic blueprints hold up. And this keeps everyone --editors, producers, assistants, network executives and publicists all on the same page.
In addition, I've been brought in during the early stages of production to consult with producers on how to tackle their stories from research, through how to track down difficult subjects and how best to manage a shooting budget. This pre-production work can focus the team and results in both a consistent and flexible approach.
When the series is shot and the intensive editing begins (and costs go up) I've been brought in to manage the editorial workflow -- everything from writing paper edits, reviewing cuts and responding to notes.
So, for you harried show runners out there - give me a call when you need a hand.