Never let others determine your value. Only you can determine your value. Are you willing to speak up for the respect you deserve?
If we don’t collectively start saying “no” to the rapid deevolution of our well-being as creatives, we’re careening towards a race to the bottom.
I believe not only CAN we find a solution to make 45 hours the new standard week in Hollywood, but we MUST find a solution because of Covid-19.
Let’s be honest with each other Hollywood: Normal wasn’t working. Things need to change before production begins again.
Those of us working in the filmmaking industry are willing to put up with ridiculous (and deadly) working conditions that few other industries would deem acceptable. But the much deeper question is: Why?
For those of us in Hollywood working behind computers in dark rooms for a living, will there ever come a time when we realize it’s counterproductive, unhealthy, and downright dangerous to work insane hours at the expense of our health and our creativity simply for the sake of our jobs?