Posted by Dennis Lewis on March 29, 1999 at 22:12:35:
In Reply to: Re: Have Some Courage! posted by Dave on March 28, 1999 at 01:49:08:
: : Many thanks to my dear friend Steve Olds for making me aware
: : of the message board. Unfortuanely, this charade is prevalent
: : throughout the entire commercial arts business. Your assessment
: : of the industry is ‘RIGHT ON THE MONEY...’ I am so glad that
: : someone has the courage and boldness to speak out on this continued
: : abuse.
: : I’ve also noticed that many of the comments made on this board by
: : our artistic brothers are operating in fear.
: Hmm. Not everyone is in fear but not everyone is totally gungho to attack with the same blind bravado that we artists have been attacked with. My feeling is that there are problems that need to be addresssed but not without identifying specific individuals causing them. I feel it is as important to support the good execs as weed out the bad ones.
Rather than weeding out good execs over bad ones how about spending that energy by helping to create options for artist. Giving them the opportunity to develop an industry with enough independent projects and budget to create an alternative employment. This seems to be what Charles is promoting.
I think that Charles has made it very clear that this is not some 'blind bravado' attack but, rather that the entire situation of abuse is a known 'fact.' Artist will have to face up to those facts and stand up for what they believe in. Charles at least has the courage to take on the challenge and confront the issues head on while so many are not even willing to deal with their most deepest fears (losing their jobs).
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