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This is just purely hypocritical and shows how narrow your view is. If you are agreeing with him downloading movies then you are also agreeing to others downloading movies, yet if you truly agree with that then you must disagree with the industry you are in for it is incompatible with piracy and cannot exist mutually. This is the quintessential fault of the far left, the inability to recognize that one person's freedom is incompatible with another's and thus it is impossible to have a 'freedom utopia' without people stepping on eachother's feet.

I do disagree with how the film industry and music industry are run. No big revelation there.
post #572 of 666
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I get a fee or salary, royalties and percentage of movies and TV shows that I am associated with.

Do you drive around in a convertible, smoking a cigar, wearing sunglasses, and talking to lawyers on the cell phone?
post #573 of 666
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Do you drive around in a convertible, smoking a cigar, wearing sunglasses, and talking to lawyers on the cell phone?

To answer your question, because everyone gets offended when their question doesn't get answered - No.
post #574 of 666
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I would be willing to bet money (what do you get on welfare?) - that you are totally wrong.

Name some movies you were the producer on.

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I do disagree with how the film industry and music industry are run. No big revelation there.

Your principles, that you have posted on and on and on and on about here, seem to mean very little to your IRL. Good think you think prostitution should be legal, as ethically you're a complete whore.
post #575 of 666
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I do disagree with how the film industry and music industry are run. No big revelation there.
Then you also disagree with having your job, as you can only have a job if movies are a commodity. So I ask you again..
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How would you support one's right to make a movie as a commodity, while also supporting one's right to steal such a commodity (in this case by downloading)?
post #576 of 666
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Originally Posted by Hey Man View Post
To answer your question, because everyone gets offended when their question doesn't get answered - No.

If I were a producer, that's what I would do. I'd say "talk to me babe!" and just go the whole way with the gig.
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I read page one.
Can I get a summary of the next 14?
post #578 of 666
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
I read page one.
Can I get a summary of the next 14?

Hey Man has opinions. Many people have differing opinions. This makes Hey Man angry.
post #579 of 666
Hey Man thinks America sux.
Fight over whether Hey Man's Leftistness is genuine or an assortment of sound bites from MSNBC.
Hey Man mellows a bit when other posters don't call him bad names or go Jerry Springer on his ays.
Hey Man makes $$ from rentals of DVDs and movie attendance because he produces movies.
Hey Man does not conduct himself like a stereotypical movie producer.
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post #580 of 666
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If I were a producer, that's what I would do. I'd say "talk to me babe!" and just go the whole way with the gig.
I was at this marvelous country estate hotel in Ireland ... having a quiet breakfast in the dining room ... when out front a Mercedes limousine pulled up and out hopped a Telly Savalas look-alike "producer" and his girls. We didn't have to wait for them to enter to overhear his boasting, "Stick with me baby, I'll show you the world." Once inside it was ... oh my ... "Have some kippers, gorgeous." Then before we knew what hit us ... a cell phone call came in from "Hollywood."

The manager came over and helped put our embarrassment to rest ... "We know that not all Americans are that way."
post #581 of 666
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Originally Posted by XenoX101 View Post
Then you also disagree with having your job, as you would only have a job if movies were a commodity. So I ask you again..

Every job in the world has it's problems or people that work for a company where they feel change is needed to better the company or the industry. Why would I be any different than everyone else is in the world that has a negative opinion about the company they work for or the industry that they are in?

The film and music industry are still run using many outdated ways of thinking and doing business by old men that don't get how things are today and are scared to make changes - but would rather stick to old school ways of doing things and just sue everyone. This is why the music industry dropped the ball on downloading, when they had the opportunity to update the music industry for the better. So as a younger free thinking kind of person, I understand why people are downloading as opposed to paying 15.00 to 25.00 for a new CD, when it should be under 10 bucks. Sames goes for movies.

But I love what I do and I hope that eventually those changes will be made as those old people die and new young blood starts running these companies.
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I was at this marvelous country estate hotel in Ireland ... having a quiet breakfast in the dining room ... when out front a Mercedes limousine pulled up and out hopped a “Telly” Savalas look-alike "producer" and his girls. We didn't have to wait for them to enter to overhear his "Stick with me baby, I'll show you the world." Once inside it was "Have some kippers, gorgeous." Then before we knew what hit us ... a cell phone call came in from "Hollywood."
I would love to spend about an hour or two talking to that guy. I would ask, "You know you're not real, don't you? You understand that this is a character, right?" I am really interested to know whether they take the schtick seriously. It would be fun, like walking into a movie for a while.
post #583 of 666
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Name some movies you were the producer on.



Your principles, that you have posted on and on and on and on about here, seem to mean very little to your IRL. Good think you think prostitution should be legal, as ethically you're a complete whore.

I am curious as to why you think I am a complete whore ethically? Because we don't share the same opinion or views on how things should be? Good thing I work in the film industry - everyone knows that we are all whores.
post #584 of 666
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Originally Posted by Hey Man View Post
Every job in the world has it's problems or people that work for a company where they feel change is needed to better the company or the industry. Why would I be any different than everyone else is in the world that has a negative opinion about the company they work for or the industry that they are in?

The film and music industry are still run using many outdated ways of thinking and doing business by old men that don't get how things are today and are scared to make changes - but would rather stick to old school ways of doing things and just sue everyone. This is why the music industry dropped the ball on downloading, when they had the opportunity to update the music industry for the better. So as a younger free thinking kind of person, I understand why people are downloading as opposed to paying 15.00 to 25.00 for a new CD, when it should be under 10 bucks. Sames goes for movies.

But I love what I do and I hope that eventually those changes will be made as those old people die and new young blood starts running these companies.

So if movies were cheaper, would you then disagree with people downloading them?
post #585 of 666
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Originally Posted by XenoX101 View Post
So if movies were cheaper would you disagree with people downloading them?

Downloading is never going to stop and I can accept that, but the film and music industy could absolutely be doing more than there are.

You do know that many filmmakers and musicians have actually encouraged downloading, because they think the film and music industry are fucked right?

Let me give you a scenario. If a distributor drops the ball on a film that audiences want to see it and they can't find it anywhere - download away if that's the only way you can see it.

Beyond that - films have been bootlegged for decades, it's not a new concept. The technology is just better. But the film and television industry (not so much the music industry) are still having record years financially. Obviously Avatar wasn't hurt by downloading and many films still make over a 100 million domestically and hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide. The next Batman and The Avengers for example are going to make a killing despite downloading.

The bottom line is this - we can accept downloading, because even if we take a slight hit because of it, at the end of the day - we still make a ton of cash. I am not trying to sell CD's here. People still go to the movies, watch TV and buy DVD's into many billions of dollars.
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