Friday, February 6, 2009
Ah yes... the credits
Credits are so important to television and film.
But it's not like you'll pick up a toaster and see a list of people who were involved in making that toaster, is it? It's not like, when you stop at traffic lights, you can't go until you have viewed the names of everyone involved in the design and placement of that traffic system, is it?
But then they aren't totally ego-driven businesses. Or maybe they are. I don't know enough about 'real jobs' to be sure.
Credits do matter though. I guess, in this business, it's your C.V., your resume. In this current example, if you were a producer and liked the show and wanted the creative force behind it, you'd end up looking at the credits and hiring the writer.
And, in doing so, you could end up with the wrong guy.