Especially during Sweep Weeks!
But how do you GET all the graphic footage? And more importantly GET IT FIRST!
That’s where ambitious Lou Bloom comes into the picture. He’s smart. He’s smooth. He’s also a ruthless thief and scavenger—which leads him into the seedy the world of TV videographers.
They’re called NIGHTCRAWLERS—freelance stringers equipped with police scanners in their cars who try to reach nighttime crime, fire and crash scenes sometimes before even law enforcement does.
Then they sell their oftentimes gory footage to the highest paying TV news bidder. The rougher the video, the higher the windfall for BOTH the station’s ratings and the stringers pocketbooks.
Problem is, competition for the sexiest shots can blur the lines between being an observer…and becoming a participant. Continue reading