So, my business partner asks me to come on to this "Feature" she's producing as the Line Producer and 1st AD. As you know, that's a lot of work. So, she gives me the impression that since I'm doing the budget, to just make sure I budget myself into the payment of this whole thing. After receiving the script, I have to reformat it into the correct formatting, character introductions are missing, there are shots and transitions written into every scene, there are 2 scenes listed back to back for a scene that doesn't change & has the same characters in, there's an overabundance of descriptions written into the action sequences and it's just a hot mess. I get the script, and start condensing it down so that I can do a breakdown on it, both the producer and screenwriter/producer/director/actor know this. So, yesterday, I have a meeting with him and he is not able to fully wrap his head around the edits I've suggested. For instance, "Bob is walking by. He is mad and scowls" vs "Bob angrily walks by". Not major, in my opinion, but I try to explain to him that action just really doesn't have to be wordy and some of what he has is repetitive. So, we go over all the edits I suggest, I emphasize that he needs to introduce each character, which kinda baffles him. He literally asks, "So, I choose introduce them before they speak?". Yes. He then proceeds to tell me that I won't be getting paid and that while he is in front of the camera, one of his friends will be there to take over as the director. (Pause) Am I offended? No. Am I stupid? No. I turn to him and say, well, just have him do it, it would take a load off of me. If he can be there, there's no point in having me do both jobs. Later, I speak to the producer, who again, is my business partner and politely inform her that everyone is trippin' if they all think I'm going to do 2 jobs, for free, and someone else is going to be there to do part of my job instead of just doing the whole job myself. So, in essence, they were under the believe that I would just be doing all the work while this other person comes in and does creative stuff while I sit my butt in a corner quietly? I don't think so. As a Line Producer, I'll breakdown the script, I'll get him on point and I'll help in any capacity, but for free, don't expect me to devote all my time as 2 positions and then talk about how someone else gets to do the easier of the parts. Crazy. So, I've declined to be the 1st AD, since he already has someone to do it. I'm just ranting because I cannot believe that this is happening and he expects for me to be treated like a slave. Who shoots a 105 page feature for free? Am I wrong here? I'll take your opinions into consideration.