Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Worth a Look

Here are a few posts from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time:

Bigger Lawsuit Over Fox's Intern Programs

Hollywood Reporter: The original lawsuit, filed last August, involved two interns who worked on Fox Searchlight's Black Swan and claimed that the company's unpaid internship program violated minimum wage and overtime laws. But as The Hollywood Reporter reported this summer, during pre-trial discovery, the attorneys at Outten & Golden began looking to add new named plaintiffs and expand the purview of the litigation after an investigation purportedly showed "that the same hiring, personnel and company policies that applied to Searchlight interns applied to all interns who participated in FEG's internship program."

Arab Cinema Could Collapse Completely, Abu Dhabi Festival Attendees Hear

The Hollywood Reporter: Yousry Nasrallah, the Egyptian director whose film After the Battle played In Competition during the Festival de Cannes, says Arab film sector faces collapse due to Middle East turmoil and Arab TV stations not buying films.

Representing Asian-American Actors on L.A.'s Stages

backstage.com: Asian American actors need more opportunities on Los Angeles-area stages. That's the message that Tim Dang, producing artistic director at East West Players, hopes four artistic directors from major Southern California theaters take away from an upcoming forum.


'Beasts' Controversy Shines Light on Child Actors

backstage.com: The hullaballoo around the indie film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and its ineligibility for the Screen Actors Guild Awards has refocused attention on child actors’ workplace protections. The producers of “Beasts” weren’t signatories to SAG-AFTRA’s Low Budget Feature Agreement. Director Benh Zeitlin cast 8-year-old Quvenzhan√© Wallis, a nonunion member, in the lead role of Hushpuppy, a girl living with her ailing father in the backwoods of Louisiana who goes on an adventure as melting icecaps unleash a flood.

An exclusive clip of Ridley Scott terrorizing the hell out of the Prometheus crew

io9.com: Watch Ridley Scott go old school and just scare the heck out of his actors in attempt to capture genuine fear on film. We've got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the director's efforts to shock actress Kate Dickie, who played Ford, the ship's doctor. It's both diabolical and wonderful at the same time. Say what you will about the plot of Prometheus — the practical sets, creatures, and landscapes were astounding. And it's pretty great to see a big-time director going back the basic "scare the shit out of the actor and catch it on film" trick. No need for green screen, just shoot a giant Hammerpede out of a dummy's mouth. Magic!

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