IGN has a fantastically meaty interview with webisode writers Michael Schur and Paul Lieberstein (“Toby”).
Schur says that they shot the webisodes “in two days, and it was basically like we focused on the accountants and whoever else wasn’t shooting in the episode that was being shot at the same time. We would pull them in and we would schedule their scenes around the larger shooting schedule. Basically, the idea was, like Paul said, to do 10 little vignettes and basically [have] one focus on the accountants — and then give one side-character the kind of like starring role for each individual episode, as a way to just sort of involve as many people as we could.”
Besides talking about the webisodes, the article also details The Office’s writing process in general, something I have always found fascinating.
There’s even a little plot point revealed about Season 3!
Read the full article here.
Thanks to OT reader DS for pointing me to this article!