After reading Tuesday’s MDJ article “Upcoming ‘Selma’ filming expected to disrupt business on the Square,” I would like to propose a win/win solution for the movie company, as well as the local businesses.
If a fair recompensation could be determined by the workers, businesses and movie company for the loss of revenue for the week during the filming, folks would not have to take “the hit in pay.”
In my opinion, the future advantages of being the site of such a notable film more than likely would be a boon to the revenues of restaurateurs and employees.
Also noted in this article is the fact that the film will be produced by Oprah and Brad Pitt. I can’t help but believe that if either of these people were made aware of the financial dilemma happening as a result of their production, that they would see clear to justly take care of those in need.