I worked on a film and they required me to sign a clause that stipulated I could not say anything negative about them – ever. This became weirder by the time I grasped they were absolute assholes. I needed the money, I needed the job but I also need my dignity and it took the fall.
Two lawyers later, I decided I won’t do that again and addressed it in subsequent jobs. If you have a clause like that get someone else, I’m the wrong guy and the weirdest part is it’s not a problem. The issue has absolutely nothing to do with whether someone is the right composer for the movie it has everything to do with out of control power and insecurity.
Cleave: Why do you play the solo from our big hit song different every night?
Bob: Because I like the challenge, I like not knowing what I’m going to do. I like trying to make it different.
Cleave: I prefer seeing someone play the solo exactly like the record.
Bob: I never thought of that.