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  • Calvin Starnes, grip

    Michael Curtin, Kevin Sanson

    Chapter from the book: Curtin M. & Sanson K. 2017. Voices of Labor: Creativity, Craft, and Conflict in Global Hollywood.


    Over the past two decades, Calvin Starnes has worked as an assistant director, a grip, and most recently, a screenwriter. This interview focuses especially on his work as a grip, a career he recently quit due to his frustrations with changes in the industry. In what follows, he recounts his concerns about diversity, safety, training, work hours, and relentless budget cuts. Starnes blogs about his experiences in the industry at http://writercalvin.tumblr.com

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    Curtin M. & Sanson K. 2017. Calvin Starnes, grip. In: Curtin M. & Sanson K, Voices of Labor. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.26.j

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    Published on March 3, 2017