What on effing Earth?
They understand that these positions are generally unpaid in Hollywood, correct?
Alex Footman and Eric Glatt, two former interns who worked on the production of Black Swan have reportedly filed a lawsuit with Fox Searchlight over what they claimed to be improper use of their position, violation of federal and state wage laws, and are seeking back pay for the work they think they should have been done by paid employees.
Apparently, they had positions as production interns, and was required to - GASP - make coffee, clean the kitchen, and take lunch orders for the cast and crew. Furthermore, Footman claims that the only thing he learned on the set was “how to be more picky in choosing employment opportunities.”
Okay, wait - seriously?
What planet did they come from to assume that jobs in this business would just be handed to them?
It may be different in other industries, but half the battle in Hollywood is working from the bottom up as an intern, and doing it with humility and a smile on your face, and therefore proving to the actual employees for which your working that you are capable, efficient, and go above and beyond what's required of you while simultaneously learning about the industry by OBSERVING what's going on around you!
You only get from your internship what you put into it, and if they wanted a paid internship, they should have sought them out! There are plenty in this town, and thousands of other students would be happy to have had the experience on the set of that movie, and GRATEFUL!
But we seriously doubt that anyone in this industry is going to hire them after this silliness.
Too bad! So sad!
Tags: alex footman, black swan, bullshit, eric glatt, file, lawsuit, production, ungrateful, unpaid interns