Rory… I need you to know that I believe you. I believe that I will be — was gone when you needed me the most. It’s taken me a long time to accept that because I know what it feels like to be abandoned by a parent. To feel… Well, to feel rejected. I was angry at my father too… for a long time. But I was also angry at myself. I thought I was a monster. That — I must have done something or been something to make myself unworthy of his love. I hope you never felt that way.
post from a friend who works on film/tv sets about the IATSE strike, feel free to repost
I would like to add that this strike is mostly back lot/ below the line locals. “Below the line” workers are all the people who don’t make royalties off the shows they work. Actors and directors and the above the line people get money every time you buy or watch their shows/movies/etc. Below the liners just get paid for their hours worked.
They aren’t making extreme requests either. It basic stuff like better pay and guaranteed 12 hour turn arounds- that means you get twelve hours off from the end of a call until the start of your next call. I have worked on projects with six hour turn arounds before and it is BRUTAL and it gets people killed when they fall asleep behind the wheel on their way home. It’s part of why I got out of the industry.
Additionally, near and dear to my heart, the costumers guild is looking for pay increases to bring them up to that same levels of comparable guilds. The costumers have been historically underpaid because they are- you guessed it- mostly women.
Support your IATSE unions! Their hard work makes all the shows you enjoy possible!
“I almost killed Le Mec. I wanted to. It was… so close. But when I looked in your eyes, I knew you understood my anger and the guilt more than anyone else could.
You said you wished you could be there for me when I needed you most. Dad… you were. You saved me.”