Sunday, June 30, 2013

On Internships (bleh)

On Internships (bleh),

For more information, visit http://variety.com/2013/biz/news/alien-dawn-intern-files-class-action-suit-against-producers-over-unpaid-work-1200502786/

Funny thing about internships now, since Black Swan, is that they actually have to be internships. Go figure. Newcomers to the work field used to be desperate and happy enough to go through a day or two, or possibly several weeks without even THINKING to ask for pay, just because they were surrounded by professionals and had the chance to let their face be seen on set. This is surely the way things have been done in a lot of places for a long time. And the time you put in can be so brutal that the last thing you want to do is turn on the company of folks you developed the work-bond with over a couple hundred bucks.

But then again, that could be a bill, or a very big chunk of the rent due that month and the time that could otherwise have been spent creating that stability was used being exploited, essentially. If you are able-bodied and have your own allowance of common-sense, you either have the capacity to work or the right to self-invest in an educational opportunity without the two being confused and the proper reward forgotten. Sure these situations might make production companies less attracted to intern programs in the future, but the alternative of earning paid positions out of, what, pity? - You've paid dues (worked for free and burnt yourself out) and have finally earned the right to proper compensation? For the people that accept this without question, you deserve to look inward and remember yourself.


Lets get what we came for,
C. M. Sanchez III

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