Netflix’s Love is Blind producers have asked a photographer to work for no pay

Netflix’s Love is Blind producers have asked a photographer to work for no pay

Netflix’s Love is Blind producers have asked a photographer to work for no pay

Getting asked to shoot 5 weddings for a massively well-liked Netflix present may look like a dream alternative, however in accordance to photographer Megan Saul, the present’s producers weren’t planing on paying for it. In a Fb put up on Could 4th, she says she was contacted by Kinetic Content material (the corporate producing Love Is Blind for Netflix) about working with them on the present, however was informed in a follow-up electronic mail that, as a substitute of cash, the corporate was providing the chance for her work to seem in promotional supplies and magazines (by way of PetaPixel).

In her put up Saul says that getting the e-mail was “tremendous thrilling for all of 20 minutes,” till she came upon that she was being asked to principally donate her time and experience. She known as the request “insulting to artists,” calling on firms to pay contractors and artists when they need work executed. “Backside line, this is offensive,” she wrote.

Asking artists to work for free could also be audacious, however frequent — there are entire Twitter accounts devoted to firms and folks asking for unpaid work with guarantees of “publicity,” or getting their work seen by others. Some folks see this as a possibility to get their title out, within the hope that a future paying consumer will see their work and speak to them. Others say it undervalues artists’ work — would you ask an engineer to design a constructing for free as a result of a lot of individuals may see it?

No matter the place you fall within the debate, the producers are asking for a lot. Capturing weddings is grueling, exhausting work and Kinetic Content material is asking the photographer to try this 5 instances. Plus, as Saul factors out in her Fb put up, getting her work in magazines and Netflix promos isn’t going to pay for her gear, insurance coverage, or staff that she wants to assist shoot a wedding ceremony. “It’s clearly greater than my time I’m donating for a main company to revenue on my work,” she writes.

Netflix makes a lot of cash, and has a large finances for producing content material. We don’t know why Kinetic Content material needed free work, since neither Kinetic Content material nor Netflix responded to a request for remark.


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