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'Black Swan' Unpaid Interns File Lawsuit Against Fox Searchlight

Sep 21, 2011 / Media Coverage /
ABC News—Christina Ng Two men who interned for the film "Black Swan" have filed a class-action lawsuit against Fox Searchlight on behalf of hundreds of unpaid interns, taking aim at a long-accepted practice in the entertainment industry. The lawsuit alleges that the film production company violated federal and state labor laws by using unpaid interns. "This is a widespread practice and most of the time it's unlawful," said Elizabeth Wagoner, one of the attorneys representing the interns. "I haven't seen other suits like this, at least not on this scale. I hope their example will make others...
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