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League of Extraordinary Human Beings

Equity Cares. Really, Really Cares
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An old halfbaker posted on Facebook today his shock at just how expensive tickets to Hamilton continue to be -- higher now on resale sites than directly. Obviously a certain amount of herd instinct is at play, but clearly, certain shows and movies struggle, while there seems to be no end to superhero movies breaking $1B at the box office for the foreseeable future.

Let it not be said that [tc] has NEVER met a redistribution idea he liked!

It seems that a sports league type of system would be warranted here. The Yankees consistently make more money than other baseball teams, but they share it to continue making the other teams competitive -- they can't as it were play against themselves, can they. Salary caps et.al.

Why don't we institute the same exact system for movies and Broadway shows, and, voila, no more starving artists!

Sure your lousy play about the suffering you endure when the Starbucks gets delivered late by Uber Eats and the driver gives you a look like you're supposed to tip him even though the coffee is cold. But you can still continue to struggle, and create!

Oh, the cultural forces we will unleash! The number of new shows we can produce! The benefit to humankind is incalculable!

Please discuss on the flight back from Cannes, and take it easy on the Chateau Latour

theircompetitor, Jun 07 2019

I swear I did not see this link prior to posting https://www.nytimes...profit-sharing.html
[theircompetitor, Jun 11 2019]


       This might have the highly undesirable effect of encouraging the likes of Frederico Garcia Lorca (q.v.), who wrote "The house of Bernarda Alba".   

       Thankfully, Franco had him shot before he did any more damage.
8th of 7, Jun 07 2019

       lol, in the Times
theircompetitor, Jun 11 2019

       Already baked by record labels and film studios.
sninctown, Jun 12 2019

       I was talking about a much larger scale profit sharing than using the revenues from a set of artists to develop new ones. And a successful label certainly doesn't share with an unsuccessful one.   

       As you can see in the article, the thought has permeated Broadway
theircompetitor, Jun 12 2019


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