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?
That’s so right , money is an answer so I second this ‼️Creatives are so much part of the big game.
Oh wow.. What a beautiful experience for you Young lady. Some of us dream to just go there. I pray all your dreams come to reality. God bless the fruits of your hands. Good write up… Good narrative
Hmmmm! Don’t stop chasing that dream!
Lady you definitely have a passion for the film industry, am waiting to read the next article when you hit the next level ..shine on!
Hahaha ooooooy yeah we put it alooot of work. #PaylikeHollywoodOrWegoHome
Wow this is Inspiring, keep going.
This is a lot similar to the current debate – why interns must be paid. The fact that paying a creative boosts their creativity is often overlooked.
Nice read here !