2007. Producers know you’ll die to work in film. They don’t care.

Producers take advantage of the shared beliefs of film workers. Monona Rossol says that, “performers and technicians alike commonly believe that suffering, risk-taking, and even dying for art is an appropriate price to pay for the privilege of working in the field” (Rossol 2000).  This feeds in perfectly to the corporate value of profit above individual human survival.  Rossol points out that it pays for the production companies to put workers at risk, if you hurt a worker, full disability only costs the company four hundred dollars a week.  Regarding the producers she says, “They only talk about safety and environmental and human rights.  They don’t provide it for their own people.  Their little lower lips start trembling at awards ceremonies, but they don’t care” (Rossol, conversation, 2007).

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