PRODUCTION TIPS: Ending a Horrible Film/TV Industry Practice: "Paying on an Unpaid Basis"
REPOSTED FROM MY OTHER BLOG: LENSATIC I have always admired the low-budget filmmaker who can make something beautiful or daring or entertaining with the tiniest budget. Unfortunately, the low-budget filmmaker is not the rarity but the norm. There is no shortage of filmmakers trying to create even if it means at negative cost to themselves because there is so much potential financial and personal reward in the end. Maybe that's why the industry has been able to get away with paying nothing for highly creative and technical services and expensive equipment. That's done more harm than good in the grand scheme of things. That is why Charles Davis has done the industry a service by reporting on the internship abuse in the entertainment industry. In a post for The Baffler, he tracks and outs the production companies that continue to perpetuate one of the worst practices of the film and TV industry: failing to pay workers a real wage by offering instead "pay on an