Imagine being a writer. You've written draft after draft of a script, it gets some attention of some literary manager who sets you up with a meeting, then you get staffed at a show or offered to write for a major character. You've made it! You're making some great stories! New stories! The ones you would want to read! Then it all comes crashing down.

Creative types dream of working for Hollywood. Just imagine -- the scenarios you dreamed up, fully realized with top-of-the-line special effects; your characters brought to life by A-listers; your creations changed for all kinds of bullshit reasons. That’s the sad reality of it -- when you’re playing for the big leagues, the stakes get impossibly high. Producers, lawyers and stakeholders all get to have a say on what goes, and often you have no choice but to listen to them -- with results such as these…

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