6. Take a strong position on subsidies. Subsidies destroyed employment in Los Angeles where a huge number of your workers have/had lives. Sure LA may be a sucking sewer of smog and corruption, but it is *our* sucking sewer and we should defend it.
7. Finally I think that one of the largest problems visual effects has is that everyone tries to be like everyone else. As long as they do that they will be treated like the commodity that they are. Only by creating their own vision as artists will they be unique and be able to command a better price, or so I argue. We do see a little bit of that in this field, but I think we should see a lot more.