Shannon Muir - herself a production coordinator for Nickelodeon's Invader Zim - interviewed Futurama Supervising Producer Patric Verrone on in-biz topics like prime time animation, its difference to other animation, becoming a writer and his view on unions in the business (Patric is the Secretary-Treasurer for the Western WGA):
Read the rest in Shannon's column at DigitalMediaFX.
"You need to be willing and able to sit in a conference room for twelve hour days, five days a week, 50 weeks a year, rewriting scripts line by line. It also helps if you can direct actors, edit, design, compose music and lyrics, and brew beer. On FUTURAMA, everyone had to be able to do at least a majority of those things"