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TRUTH IN PACKAGING

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in Filmmaking
on May 6, 2006

Screenwriter turned director Jessica Bendinger (Stick) interviewed on Box Office Mojo discussing the issue of writing credits and multiple writers on a single picture:

Bring It On is the only original movie I’ve written. On First Daughter, I was the 15th of 17 writers and we all know what happens when you write by committee. I think the [writer’s union] and movie studios need to get real. I’m not opposed to truth in labeling. If you have so many writers, I think it should be required to say how many wrote it and then people wouldn’t go see it. Certain genres can sustain [having numerous writers], like animation and comedy. I’m just trying to make an honorable living.

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