DO YOU PAY BY THE WORD?
We just finished a film and need to buy a one sentence quote from someone who calls himself a film critic. Thanks.
Now, in my relatively brief tenure as a full-time journalist, I’ve had my share of unprofessional favors asked of me, including one that permanently estranged a years-long camaraderie because I refused to watch a friend-of-a-friend’s movie with the explicit purpose of giving a pullquote for their forthcoming DVD. Yet while I laugh at the above posting because it was clearly instigated by a filmmaker who doesn’t understand the professional position of a critic, I half-worry that an unscrupulous somebody might just take that person up on the offer. On the other hand, perhaps it’s a positive sign for critics, that our opinions still hold a monetary value.
And re that Craigslist post, please not that it is NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests!