Rule 9 of the left (yes, these are all getting collected) is that the most progressive the workplace, the worse it is working there. There’s plenty of evidence of that from Michael Moore and Ralph Nader who treated their employees like 19th century sweatshop owners. But it still holds true even in the big rewarding industries. Look at what James Damore revealed about the poisonous workplace environment at Google.
Or let’s go… to the future! Of CBS Early Access. And that show you forgot existed.
CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery is making its second showrunner change.
Out are Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, who originally took over the role at the helm of the drama from Bryan Fuller…
Insiders also stress that Berg and Harberts became increasingly abusive to the Discovery writing staff, with Harberts said to have leaned across the writers room table while shouting an expletive at a member of the show’s staff. Multiple writers are said to have been uncomfortable working on the series and had threatened to file a complaint with human resources or quit the series altogether before informing Kurtzman of the issues surrounding Berg and Harberts. After hearing rumors of HR complaints, Harberts is said to have made imposing remarks to the staff to keep concerns with the production an internal matter.
In another departure for season two of Star Trek, THR has learned that executive producer Akiva Goldsman did not return to Discovery after serving as Kurtzman’s right-hand man during its freshman run. Goldsman was brought in to help build the world of Discovery, but the veteran producer, who directed the season one finale, is said to have had a management style and personality that clashed with the writing staff. It’s unclear if Goldsman will continue to receive an exec producer credit on season two.
This is the second showrunner change on Star Trek: Discovery. Former showrunner Fuller clashed with CBS over the show’s concept, casting, directors, costumes and budget on top of its original launch date. (The series was originally slated to premiere in January 2017 and was delayed twice.)
In October 2016, Fuller was asked to step down as showrunner — after growing up as a diehard fan of the franchise and eventually working on Deep Space Nine and Voyager — when the network grew frustrated that he was splitting time with Starz’s hyper-stylized American Gods adaptation. Fuller’s longtime collaborators, Berg and Harberts, were tapped to replace him. (Fuller and co-showrunner Michael Green were subsequently fired from American Gods after clashing with producers FremantleMedia over that show’s budget.)
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