This is me after 'negotiating' for film drivers minimum work and pay conditions.
I get budgets and the exhorbitant costs of productions but they do know we get to see their box office takings right?! Drivers are earning less an hour than they were 10 years ago and some productions still try to drive down our minimum work conditions. Then there are those who take on new inexperienced drivers because they can pay them much less and the new drivers don't know any different and would do it for even less just to get their foot in the studio door.
This financially and professionally undermines the dedicated career film drivers who've got years of on and off set experience, multiple licenses and endorsements and put themselves through further training between gigs.
My motives for creating and pushing the Film Drivers waka has been questioned lately and it's the same now as a driver as it was when I was a payroll accountant - so that crew get what they're entitled to, and that's also why I do all the admin for any drivers I represent. For free.
Now - any advice for moisturiser?!