Harlan Ellison – Pay the Writer


[YouTubeUlar] <— 524,719 Need some balls to justify your freelance ability to do anything? Remember these words of Harlan Ellison... this is your answer.

“All you got to do is pay me. Everybody else may be an asshole but I’m not. By what right would you call me and ask me to work for nothing? Do you get a paycheck? Does your boss get a paycheck? Do you pay the telecine guy? Do you pay the camera men? Do you pay the cutters? Do you pay the teamsters when they shlep your stuff on the trucks? Would you go a gas station and ask to give you free gas? Would you go to the doctor and have them take out your spleen for nothing? How dare you call me and what me to work for nothing…

…there is no publicity value. The only value for me, is if you put money in my hand.

I don’t take a piss without getting paid for it.

I get so angry about this because you undercut by all the amateurs. It’s the amateurs who make it tough for all the professionals.”

Now that we have that clear… lets talk about some creative thinking.

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