Money in Politics and How Creative People Respond

There are the political ads made by political professionals. They cost a ton of money. They make you feel slimy just by watching them.
Then there are the videos made by creative people who have an axe to grind. Take this short video in support of Los Angeles’s Proposition C, which seeks to reverse “corporate personhood” and limit the effect of money in politics brought about by the Citizens United decision.
Michele Sutter wrote and produced the spot. She’s a former story editor at HBO, and was previously the co-artistic director of The 29th St. Project, an NYC theater cooperative. She also won a Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Who’s the rich guy? Michele’s husband, Hubert Hodgin. He’s appeared on numerous LA stages, in commercials and TV shows, and will next be seen in an upcoming episode of True Blood.
No matter how you vote, please make sure you vote!

Posted May 15, 2013

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