That leaves me with 220k for myself. Some of that will pay my rent and will care for my childen. The rest I will do terrible, horrible things with and none of that is any of your business. In any case, to me, 220k is enough out of a million.
I never viewed money as being “my money” I always saw it as “The money” It’s a resource. if it pools up around me then it needs to be flushed back out into the system.
Interesting time for this what with the 99% vs. the 1% movement going on right now. I know lots of billionaires have signed pledges and such to request higher taxes but Louis C.K. seems to be the only guy putting his money literally where his mouth is.
Yes I know this is not about taxes but his sentiment here is what I think the 99% movement is really all about.
Louis CK is a hero. From a professional point of view, not only did he buck the system by showing the world that he could produce and distribute this special on his own, but he did it by charging a fraction of what a major distribution company would charge ($5 vs. $20). The entertainment industry will be paying close attention to this. This event will be a historical turning point when look back upon it 10 years from now.
From a personal point of view, not only did he made sure that the people who helped him got paid, but he listened to his fans, and contributed a huge percentage of the take to their favorite charities. How much more can an artist connect with his fans?
Last week a Credit Suisse analyst reported that paid TV services like Cable and Satellite will lose 200,000 subscribers next year citing that there is a generation of viewers called ‘Cord-Nevers’ that will never subscribe for those services.
Cord-nevers - This is the most troubling group for the traditional operators. They are graduating college, leaving the nest and have become comfortable finding their viewing choices online. They don’t recognize networks - they know “shows.”
Before ‘on-demand’ viewing became prominent, the only way to ensure a viewer would have access to their favorite content was to bucket them into networks. This was the great allure of cable. A channel dedicated to music, comedy, sports, cooking, etc. Cable networks found that there was a growing number of viewers interested in niche content and that those viewers would watch their network as long as they knew that they could find content that would appeal to them on that specific channel at any given time. They were the Independents. They were underdogs.
Now that viewers can watch pretty much anything they want on demand, the position on the dial is less important. I can’t remember if ‘Mad Men’ is on AMC or Bravo. Or if ‘It’s Always Sunny..’ is on Fox or FX or TBS… no idea.
The new generation of viewers know shows, not networks.
This will continue to be true for network TV programs as well as independently produced web series. It won’t matter if a show was created for FX, TBS, HBO, or if it was distributed online only. Great shows will reach their audience no matter how remote and quirky they are. As long independent web series continue to be creative and unique in their approach to creating content, these cord-nevers will find the content they want.