FROM Eric Glatt
Former Intern Eric Glatt, a former unpaid intern who worked on the 2010 Fox Searchlight movie, Black Swan, talks about suing the studio for what he calls "wage theft." Glatt and another former intern, Alex Footman, filed a successful class action lawsuit which the studio says it will appeal. In the wake of their ruling, they've started a trend. Glatt sees it as an issue that's pervasive in the economy but thinks that Hollywood exploits people's emotional attachment to movies and TV to get them to work for free. Glatt is now getting a law degree at Georgetown University and is looking at how the federal government uses unpaid interns.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.