Doing a Deal – getting paid for what you do in film

by Peter D. Marshall

This article is from TrewAudio.com

“Many young people working in the movies start off with a certain disdain for business. For them it’s about the work, about the film. Money is necessary but it’s not why you do it. Young filmmakers routinely beg, borrow, and steal to get a movie made. Sort of like drugs. They do it even if it means they have to eat mac and cheese for a year. That’s OK when you’re in your 20’s and no one is depending on you. I did that myself. There were certainly times starting out when I would have paid someone to let me work on a movie. Unfortunately, that is not a career. It may be an obsession, a creative high, and a lot of fun, but it’s not a career. This section is about that time in your life when you want to get paid for what you do, even if you really enjoy doing it.” Read rest of article.

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