Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stop The Choddy

Under a tight deadline? Small budget? Social client, stop the choddy:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Re: SOCIAL MEDIA WHIZ ( (NYC or anywhere))

Re: SOCIAL MEDIA WHIZ ( (NYC or anywhere))

Date: 2011-01-30, 9:51AM EST
Reply to: see below

It boggles my mind how people are able to put together a feature film, with known actors no less (which implies that there is some sort of monetary budget floating around somewhere), but is not able to put together any sort of budget to pay for somebody to create and maintain the film's website and utilize all of these social media websites Blogs, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, My Space, Twitter. Oh yeah, and not to mention have SEO expertise. Because after all, the well-known public perception is that anybody who has web design/development skills, social media/SEO, etc is expected to work for peanuts because all of this stuff happens by magic.



A feature film with known actors attached is looking for a Social Media Whiz to publicize the film beginning now. NO Film Experience Required.

This is part time and can be long term if it suits you. Schedule is VERY flexible. We are a New York City based Film Production Company BUT you can work virtually from anywhere in the world.

SCREEN CREDIT: Unit Publicist
PROJECT: Feature Film. (known actors attached)
SCHEDULE: Start NOW-Work Independently from home or school or the beach!
SKILLS: Social Media Networking – Blogs, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, My Space, Twitter, Web Sites. SEO expertise a plus.

DUTIES: Create and maintain film web site, Youtube uplinks of interviews/clips interfacing with multiple social networking links.
STIPEND: Stipend Available.

  • Location: (NYC or anywhere)
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
  • Compensation: no pay
PostingID: 2187992504

Monday, October 11, 2010

GAP gets a rebrand...and hate mail.’s-new-logo-a-crowdsourcing-black-ops/

Thursday, January 14, 2010

RE: Photo shoot - SHAME ON YOU (everywhere)

Date: 2010-01-14, 11:30AM EST
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

I had to post this info so people like this can't hide behind the anonymity of craigslist while taking advantage of others.

Best selling author Anna Lappe can't afford a modest fee for photography that she will use for further commercial gain? What the hell is wrong with people. I find it especially discouraging that said author is in ways a social change advocate - someone who researches the root causes of hunger and poverty. I have a big tip for you: look at how you devalue others hard work for your own gain. Photo credit is great - I take it to the bank all the time and use it to pay rent and buy groceries. Oh wait, no I don't. Shame on you.

>>Are you a photography student looking to practice your skills, or a photographer who wouldn't mind an uncompensated gig? We're looking for someone to do a photo shoot, mainly for headshots, of a best selling author who has a book coming out this spring. You could get photo credit in a national magazine.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Re: Luxary Fashion Shoot

Date: 2010-01-05, 9:13AM EST
Reply to: see below

My response to your offer:

it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: You should be paid damn well to work with supermodels!
PostingID: 1538128555

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

unpaid internships are illegal (bk)

Date: 2009-12-22, 8:17PM EST
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

I will personally flag any and all companies seeking unpaid interns. According to the 1947 Supreme Court case of Cohen and Wolf, if a student does any work that benefits an employer (i.e. delivering mail, organizing files, making appointments, writing reports, NORMAL INTERNSHIP ACTIVITIES) they must be paid at least minimum wage or the employer is in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This act literally says the internship has to follow this guideline: "The employer that provides the training derives NO immediate advantage from the activities of the trainees and, on occasion, the employer’s operations are actually impeded." That's right, in order for an unpaid internship to be legal, the intern must not contribute to the company, but RECEIVE from the company the service of EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE at the company's own expense.

Posting on CraigsList seeking a student intern and describing in that post the various tasks that will be involved in that position, means you are in violation of the law. Any company that can't afford to support a student with 10 bucks an hour obviously isn't a respectable place.

STUDENTS, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! You have to be paid at least minimum wage; it's the law.

Flag all unpaid internship posts!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Artist Strike (NYC)

Artists, Illustrators, Photogs, Graphic designers...

I'm posting this to pledge allegiance with all of you. Do not work for free - and more - avoid working for exaggerated low rates or so called internships. If you are a student, there should be more than enough resources at your school to present internship possibilities.

If you have an interest in a project that can't pay you right away - suggest to the poster that you may be interested in signing on as an equity partner. Meaning you are going into a business arrangement with them that can benefit you somewhere down the line.

If you are really itching to get some new work out there, try a collaboration with some other creative working in a complimentary form - graphics people need photographers, illustrators need zine or small press publishers, etc...

So often I see posters asking for interns, and then go on to offer a JOB description in the body of the post. Legally an internship is supposed to benefit the intern in her or his area of interest. For the business owner, this creates a highly qualified candidate for their particular business. That's the way it was done for hundred of years, and it works.

Contrary to popular belief, art, expression, and creativity are extremely important. This people that belittle your work with comments like: " if you are good with ( insert medium here ), it shouldn't take much time!" Are fucking dreamers, to be frank. If their business is legit and really going places, paying for distinctive quality work will not be a problem, trust.

Best of luck to you all, and hello to the other art and craftspeople posting below me!