For so long creatives of the art industry, have been taught that true wealth is in their artistry creation. create and create some more.
“Money is not the be-all and end-all’’ so goes the saying. But is this really true? In a world where bank balances matter, why are many artists still buying into this narrative? Great and broke
I was one of those who used to find satisfaction in creating great pieces and getting applause, be it a perfectly covered and edited wedding video to a Netflix-worthy documentary. I was good as long someone gave me a good comment. This changed when I tested Hollywood.
When my agent called to check my availability for this Hollywood movie, I was overjoyed because this would be great for my resume (Still not thinking about the money), and besides who wouldn’t want to be on the same set with Ethan Hawke.
I went to beef up my resume but my eyes were opened to something else. I realized why everyone wants to work in Hollywood.
Being on the set of 24 hours to live was life-transforming, the pay made me realize that Money is by far the best applause. It is the best way to let a creative know that their time and skill are appreciated.
When executing their craft, Creatives are often told to GO HOLLYWOOD OR GO HOME; could it be fair for creatives to say PAY LIKE HOLLYWOOD OR WE GO HOME?