Within Pixar they have something they call a “Brain Trust”.
This is a collective of trusted Pixar employees. More of a cycle than a circle. The honesty shared in meetings between the Brain Trust is just an extension of the open, sharing culture that’s encouraged throughout the company.
A group of respected, creative friends and colleagues who discuss and dissect all Pixar movies make up the Brain Trust.
When this group comes together, their only interest is to improve what they see before them. The focus is on the story. Every word spoken is directed at the storyboard.