must reads: “6 Things the Film Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About” at Film School Rejects
Ashe Cantrell at Film School Rejects is angry:
You may already be a film industry cynic. Maybe you think Hollywood is a barren wasteland, devoid of creativity and originality. Maybe you’re sick of seeing talented people get ignored and vapid hacks get splashed all over the trades. Maybe you’re tired of 3D everything and having to re-buy your movies every five to ten years.
I’m not here to dissuade you of any of that. Hell no, I’m here to make it worse. Get ready, because this is some of the rottenest shit of which the film industry is capable. These are the things so terrible that Hollywood has to cover them up, lest God see their sin and smite them accordingly (and keep various government entities and lawyers off their backs, of course). If you still had any kind thoughts toward Hollywood, I suggest you prepare yourself for crushing disappointment.
The six things are:
6. Tricky Hollywood Accounting
5. Extorting Theaters
4. Fake Reviews
3. Copyright Bullshit
2. Strangling Consumer Choice
1. Stealing Scripts
You may already be familiar with some of these things that Hollywood would rather you didn’t know. But you really must go read Cantrell’s “shit storm” to see how they all hang together to make Hollywood one not-very-nice place.
(Thanks to Darryl for the link. If you stumble across a must-read link, feel free to email me.)