As it stands, that is not something that is available in Shotgun (scenario planning, hidden from artist’s eyes) or invisible Tasks, but it is something that our Product managers are starting to wrap their minds around as we know how valuable this can be for our Production users.
In the meantime, a work around might be to create a
Draft Assignments field, not visible to artists, whereby the users can be populated there, this way they won’t be notified when you change the field up. I know it’s not ideal but could help.
Head on over to this post to learn how to get your idea in front of our Product team so they know it’s important to your workflows. The best product ideas are the ones that are accompanied by reasons why/how it would be useful to your production or project.
Let me know if you have any further questions!