That is brilliant and so true, I love it.
thanks for posting this. Ive been a fan of Harlon Ellison for many years.He was a visionary in the sci fi genre and has over the years come up with many many wonderful stories which have been made into films,TV, an literature. He has a wealth of knowledge and knows his stuff.I think some of the things he said are so true. It was also incredible to see all the things that he has come up with that people ripped off. The story of Terminator and how a certain major film director admitted he ripped off the story from a couple of Ellison's Outer Limits episodes was eye opening.Also the connection between him and the Star wars phenomena..awesome guy.Mega talented and .....he made the best scifi adventure series ever-Babylon Five.
self confessed sci fi geek
I have never understood how actors and directors, even producers become famous and have praise heaped on them yet writers are largely ignored.
very good makes a good point
I dont think its always as clear cut as is portrayed in the video. In that case yes, it's warner brothers and a well know writer, but sometimes to able to say 'my work can be seen on ............................' (insert well know outlet) may be the bit of credibility you need to get an importanr job. It may also be the motivation you need personally to think 'my work is good enough'.
Anyway, here is another video about the same guy where he talks (at the end) about giving his work away for free (and just being credited with it) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwyyJ...eature=related
Last edited by george.monaghan; 7th February 2010 at 08:46 PM.
interesting, some good points raised. I'm always being asked for freebies...
Alicia x x
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I dont get paid for my own personal projects
Some projects are a combination of the two
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