So, over at United Hollywood, some person posts this:
nothing warms the hearts of the american viewing public like watching a bunch of arrogant millionaires complain that they’re not being paid enough for working 1/2 of the year in the cushiest working conditions available. good luck in your efforts to kill the goose that lays golden eggs.
–non-millionaire living in a fly-over state
Huh. It doesn’t matter how much you point out that much of Hollywood is, in fact, not rich. Some folks still cling to their stupid biases against Hollywood. Probably is a fan of Michelle Malkin and Fox News. Seriously, most people in Hollywood? Not rich. There are a few actors who make millions. Most actors work more than two jobs to keep a roof over their heads. Some have regular TV gigs that probably keep them in a home, but hardly living outrageously. The same goes for directors and on down the line. The richest people in Hollywood are pretty much the people the writers are fighting. Producers.
Few writers are millionaires. I feel like I have said that enough, but clearly there are people out there that are not bright enough to get it the first time (thankfully, the comments here have not shown such blasted ignorance). As a non-millionaire in a flyover state (wait…is MN a flyover state?) who is not a member of the WGA, I am stunned by the opposition…especially the excuses offered:
With the substance and quality of most of what comes from this country’s entertainment industry on a daily basis, I for one hope that the writers strike remains permanent.
Have a nice day Hollywood.
I’m sure joe public would be happy to fork it over for quality writing – like there is on shows like “till death”. Face it. Lots of people with REAL and important jobs don’t get paid enough, and they resent you blow-dried hollywood types for not knowing how good you have it. What makes you so special?
Is there crap out there? Sure. But it is not like the striking members are the ones that wrote only the shows and films considered “crap.” This is everybody, including the good shows. Of course, usually the people complaining about how there is nothing good on TV or in theaters are right wingers or highly religious people complaining that nothing panders to them. And they tend to praise absolute crap themselves. And truthfully, one man’s crap is another man’s gold in the entertainment world. Example?
Office shut down for good?
Whew! About time somebody took that crapfest off the air.
Seriously? The Office is kind of slumped this season, but it is still entertaining. Probably could be one of the best written shows of that couple of years. Obviously, people are welcome to their opinions. But when you base your opinion in the wrong facts (such as “writers are millionaires”) you just look like a dunce.