“Globalization is a fact of life. But I believe
we have underestimated its fragility.”
“Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very
nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are
talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers.
This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.”
“In too many instances, the march to globalization
has also meant the marginalization of
women and girls. And that must change.”
“Globalization has changed us into a company that
searches the world, not just to sell or to source,
but to find intellectual capital - the world's
best talents and greatest ideas.”
Many of us did not give meaningful consideration to the implications of globalization until we watched the World Trade Center buildings collapse on 9/11. The fact that the target was a statement on “world trade” could not be ignored. Suddenly, I found myself looking within to my own potential culpability as a creator of media. In the weeks after 9/11, I wrote an article about screenwriters and moral responsibility. This was followed up with an article that asked the question: What is the American Film Market really selling? I am going to begin this section with these two articles because they set the tone for the most important topic that will be explored in this section:
Does the entertainment product we make and market in America impact the increasing anti-American sentiment overseas? If so, do media content creators have a moral responsibility to the global market?
> SCREENWRITING & MORAL RESPONSIBILITY
(originally published in Creative Screenwriting Magazine, Nov/Dec 2001)
> What Is The American Film Market Really Selling?
(originally published in Creative Screenwriting Magazine Jan/Feb 2002)
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