screening fees

From: ev petrol (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Apr 06 2009 - 08:53:51 PDT

hey folks!

was just asked to screen my flix for free at a non-profit art space, for a month ...
cool space, exposure &c, no problems there - but they can't afford even a symbolic fee of $100

which has got me thinking ... how has it become acceptable to programme films without budgeting to pay their makers? happens to me a lot, don't think I'm alone in it (?)

maybe we need a bit of collective bargaining going on ...
any thoughts?
cheers Moira

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