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Playwright's Estate: Oscar-Nominated Film Ripped Him Off

Paul Zindel's people say 'The Shape of Water' borrowed from a 1969 play

(Newser) - The Shape of Water has been nominated for 13 Oscars, including best director, best picture, and best screenplay—but the estate of a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is pushing back on the latter. David Zindel says in an email to the Guardian that the acclaimed movie is "obviously derived" from... More »

Coffee-Making Interns Didn't Work for Us: Fox

Statement insists 'Black Swan' lawsuit is invalid

(Newser) - Remember those Black Swan interns suing Fox Searchlight for not paying them to make coffee? Turns out they may not have actually worked for Fox Searchlight. The interns were employed by Darren Aronofsky’s production company, which made Black Swan, "well before Fox Searchlight even acquired its rights in... More »

Black Swan Interns Sue Over Having to Make Coffee

They should have been paid for non-educational tasks, they argue

(Newser) - Conventional wisdom states that being an unpaid intern means making an awful lot of coffee, but two such interns decided not to take that sort of treatment lying down. Alex Footman and Eric Glatt are suing Fox Searchlight Pictures over their Black Swan internships, claiming that the production company violated... More »

Gentlemen Broncos Falls Flat

No magic this time from Napoleon Dynamite director

(Newser) - Director Jared Hess became a critics' darling with Napoleon Dynamite. Safe to say he's a darling no more thanks to Gentlemen Broncos , a farce about a teen sci-fi writer.
  • Sean O'Neal , AV Club: "Every frame of Hess’ new film—the wood-paneled walls coated with winking unicorn posters, its characters’
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