I started my film career here in Atlanta, Mr. Fiasco. Never been to Planet Talent. And if you think I'm at all visible on the film production totem pole, being able to provide "gifts", then you're mistaken. In fact, I'm not in any better position than the utility and greens position that was so nonchalantly downplayed.
I didn't put your father "on blast". I was factual in my example. I'm sorry it offended you but once again, I was factual. My point isn't to crucify the people who fall into film with no experience... we all start somewhere, right? I was simply saying that it's in poor taste to print both physically and online how easy it was for your dad to get into a multi billion dollar industry and explain how he did it... using the "good ol' boy" system.
About him "taking my job". I'm not worried... because I'm good. The only people you hear throwing the statement out there, "taking my job", are the one's who are mediocre at best and really are at risk to someone else taking their job. Call that arrogant if you will but that's incredibly mild compared to what we (myself, your dad, and every other crew member) endure every day. You become what you surround yourself with... my apologies. Like I said in my earlier post, I praise your father's good fortune. More than 90% of the new additions that try their hand at film are ran out by not only their lack of experience, but by their lack of passion for it... We work on average, a minimum of 5 days/wk, 12/hr days, that can start up at 7am on Monday and finish at 7am Saturday morning. The regiment isn't exactly for the faint hearted.
My frustration as you put it, isn't directed toward you or your father, it's targeted toward the author and this periodical. The way the Georgia film industry is painted (in this article) is exactly how I view the amateurs at Creative Loafing... easy for anyone to get into and be horrible at. I understand seeing your fathers name is exciting, however, this article reads like it was written by a star struck, 15 year old girl. I take pride in my job. They really should too. This is a profession, not a bi-annual county fair being written about.
Eh. I've read this article twice now and I'm just not sold... You see, I work in film too. In Atlanta, Georgia. In fact, I'm working on The Change Up with Mr. Palmer. I've worked on more than half of the productions that were listed here... and while I praise his good fortune, I don't think it's beneficial to the local professionals or IATSE to mention that Mr. Palmer, with zero experience, relied on an acquaintance he had with the the local 479 BA, Mike Akins, to get into the union and start recieving "hand waves" from Jason Bateman.
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