Bernie sent me to level the playing field.
Great. Another apologist.
Movies make money when you move past their nefarious "marketing losses." Actors get millions. Directors get millions. Deserving in so many cases.
Wait..writers are supposed to come into this taking "side jobs?" And then do a deep dive into happiness, bend over, and take a little more? There are not many careers on this earth that place the business restraints on a creative person like Hollywood does on screenwriters. Or gaslight them. Or demean them. Or steal from them.
You want to be taken seriously as a business? Pay assistants a living wage. Give benefits. Pay writers. Stop asking for 15 free re-writes putting your writers at odds with their union. Stop creating writers rooms to pilfer ideas. Stop hiring 10 writers and then make them go through arbitration for credit.
No. Just no.
No. You should not be taking side jobs as a writer if you reach a certain level.