Sunday, October 2, 2011

Score one for the lil' people: "Interns" fight back!

I hope this makes your day as much as it has made mine. There is a very thin line between volunteering and helping out versus being an "adult intern." I have already touched on this subject in the past, urging for the blatant abuse of labor law to stop. It may never happen, but let's face it: something has to change to stop runaway productions and slapped together second-rate product. The people demand more for their money nowadays. The industry still needs asses in seats, and a strong economy, one with jobs, will allow that to happen. New York Times reports,
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, claims that Fox Searchlight Pictures, the producer of Black Swan, had the interns do menial work that should have been done by paid employees and did not provide them with the type of educational experience that labor rules require in order to exempt employers from paying interns.
The rest of the article is here. The Indietalk discussion about this article is here.

Happy Filmmaking.

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