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Frank Hegyi

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  1. Thanks for taking the time to write that up. Cool stuff.
  2. You're missing my point. The personal recommendation system IS the problem. You gotta change the structure. Focusing on symptoms like the demographic breakdowns won't get you anywhere. Here, I'll give you another structural example: PA's get paid straight-up poverty wages. You gotta have some kind of subsidized existence for at least 12 months in order to break into the freelance production world. I wonder why we have demographic issues????
  3. No one applies for anything. All the hiring is personal connections and word of mouth. If producers formalized the hiring process I bet 90% of this issue would go away tomorrow.
  4. Hey y'all, I'm looking for an entertainment lawyer to help me draw up a contract for a documentary I'm producing. I've negotiated access to an event in Atlanta next month, but I need it written up in a formal agreement. Does anyone have any recommendations?
  5. Wow, I honestly had no idea his movies made that much money. That's quite the racket he's got goin' there. Obama's America: $33.4 million America: Imagine the World Without Her: $14.4 million Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party : 13.1 million Death of a Nation: Can We Save America a Second Time?: $5.3 million
  6. I'm shocked by how much "non-fiction advertising" gets played at major documentary film festivals.
  7. That guy, Dinesh D Sousza is a goofy propagandist. I wouldn't take him too seriously. He's been doing those movies for years, but no one ever pays attention. But yes, there are tons of these kinds of "documentaries." I also love the trend of famous people/companies producing documentaries about themselves. The Netflix Fyre Festival documentary was PRODUCED by F-Jerry, the advertising company who helped organize the festival! I'm pretty sure the Justin Bieber doc on netflix was paid for by his label. I could come up with a bunch of examples. They're easy to spot. Any time the storyline is: famo
  8. Could it be possible that your signal is getting converted to 60 fps at some point in the chain? I've run across issues with older smallHD monitors and 60fps.
  9. I see a lot of people in this thread saying that society has to choose between: 1. Stopping work and bankrupting everyone on earth who lives paycheck to paycheck. 2. Continuing to work, letting the virus run its course, and killing untold millions of additional people. There is a third option, temporary socialism. All we have to do is briefly suspend what we typically believe to be "fair" in a capitalist system. In America that would entail drastic war-time-style government action: 1. Medicare for all during the crisis. People have to feel safe going to the hospital withou
  10. The pitchforks are going to come out once the insurance companies start sending bills to people. This is going to be the straw that broke the camel's back for America's "market-based" healthcare system.
  11. Be careful not to downplay the risk to young people. Yes, it's worse the older you are, but I personally know two people in their 20's who got it and ended up in the hospital. They're not going to die, but pneumonia is no fun. If the hospitals were full right now, they would both be dead. I worked at Harvard Med School for a long time and sat in on plenty of epidemiology classes. There's a reason doctors sound like "alarmists" on this. Our healthcare system is not capable of handling a pandemic. We're hyper-vulnerable to spikes in demand. And we're hyper-vulnerable to disruptions to the g
  12. I just don't see how we're all supposed to sit at home and twiddle our thumbs for the rest of the year without getting paid. No one's gonna be able to pay any bills. I guess some people are lucky to have savings or cushy remote office jobs, but everyone else is screwed. The foundation of capitalism has always been an implicit threat that if you stop working you'll starve to death on the sidewalk, but this is different. I'm already hearing stories about supermarket cashiers working while they cough their lungs out because they can't afford to skip a paycheck. It's barbaric. The inequa
  13. Any guesses on how long it will be until productions start up again? The anecdotal evidence I've heard is that most LA shows are down until April 1, but I can't imagine anything will be back by then. The virus is just getting started. What are ya'll planning to do?
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