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Re: FW: Taking control of the documentary situation, an immodest proposal
I have talked with a couple documentary producers at meetings (environmental
conferences, AGU meets, GSA meeting, and one
SVP meeting) and I can say with some degree of certainty that NONE of the
producers I talked to would be willing to give up even an iota
Producers call the shots, and if it is their money, I can't see any way for a
Talking Heads Union to exert any amount of control over the experts' own
contributions to the documentary.
Still, I think that such a union, or council (or whatever you want to call it)
is a *very* good idea......in theory.
---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Re: FW: Taking control of the documentary situation, an immodest
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 21:24:41 -0500 (EST)
dale mcinnes wrote:
> I like Paul's proposal. But producers can easily sidestep this. Perhaps
> there is another
> way? Something that would really be a lot of fun. Sticking a knife to
> every producer that
> misrepresents the science of palaeontology. They do it for cars. They do
> it for movies. Get together the real academics for a scathing critique on
> every new dinodoc that goes awry. BE TERRIFYING. BE BRUTAL. You may have
> to piggyback a film critique show. Let
> them know you 're available when a dinodoc surfaces. It adds to their
> show. RIP THE DOCUMENTARY APART ...... if you have to.
> The real problem of course. We don't fully control our field. We don't
> have our own palaeodoc industry. We are not a franchise. We work for
> outsiders ..... Universities,
> gov't ...........
I can say from extremely recent (like, 5 minute ago) experience that there
are production teams who are paying very close attention to this on-going
discussion on the DML and Vertpaleo lists and are concerned!
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Faculty Director, Earth, Life & Time Program, College Park Scholars
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Mailing Address: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology
Building 237, Room 1117
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA
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