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Black Swan

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  • Former unpaid intern files suit against Clippers, Sterling trust

    Former unpaid intern files suit against Clippers, Sterling trust
    A former intern for the Los Angeles Clippers has filed a federal lawsuit against the Sterling Family Trust, claiming the team violated labor laws by not paying interns. Frank Cooper alleges that he regularly logged 40- to 50-hour work weeks as an...
  • Interns remain unpaid at Lionsgate despite lawsuits elsewhere

    A wave of lawsuits has led some of the biggest Hollywood companies to end their long-standing practice of not paying interns. But there's a high-profile holdout in this labor controversy: the popular horror and comedy studio Lionsgate. The company,...
  • 'Birdman' flies high with rave reviews at Venice Film Festival

    "Birdman" has taken flight, and it could be some time before the Alejandro G. Inarritu-directed black comedy comes back down to earth. The film, which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero actor struggling to mount a Broadway play, opened the...
  • Film Review: 'Cure -- The Life of Another'

    Andrea Staka's long-awaited follow-up to her award-winning 2006 drama, "Fraulein," is similarly concerned with issues of displacement and belonging, though in "Cure -- The Life of Another," she pairs these feelings with adolescent uncertainty....
  • Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca...
  • Greener film shoots can also save costs, report says

    Film sets are notoriously wasteful places. Big movies can generate 225 tons of scrap metal, nearly 50 tons of construction and set debris, and 72 tons of food waste. But Hollywood crews are starting to change their ways — and the results could...
  • Sundance: 'Skeleton Twins' has Wiig and Hader making their bones

    Sundance: 'Skeleton Twins' has Wiig and Hader making their bones
    PARK City, Utah -- Comedians who make the successful transition to drama are as common a sight as David Spade on the Academy Awards podium. But Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader pull off impressive dramatic range and make for a convincing brother-sister...
  • Fox Searchlight loses key ruling in intern labor lawsuit

    Fox Searchlight Pictures has lost a key ruling in its long-running legal fight with former interns who worked on 2010's "Black Swan" and other movie productions. U.S. District Judge William Pauley issued a summary judgment on Tuesday in New York, saying...
  • Fox wraps upfront deals, Gannett buying Belo.

    Fox wraps upfront deals, Gannett buying Belo.
    After the coffee. Before cleaning five days of mail off my desk. The Skinny: I've been listening to a lot of Jackson Browne lately. Might explain the somber mood. Anyway, back in Los Angeles after five days in D.C. I'll miss family but not the humidity....
  • WIGS channel aims for TV-quality scripted shows on YouTube

    WIGS channel aims for TV-quality scripted shows on YouTube
    The wails of an infant haunt much of the 13-minute YouTube clip. On the Internet's dominant video site, recordings of laughing babies, talking twin babies, roller-skating babies long have made for amusing, sure-fire click bait. This case of a crying...
  • Bill Murray, CM Punk take part in Kerry Wood's wiffle ball benefit

    Bill Murray, CM Punk take part in Kerry Wood's wiffle ball benefit
    Rather than use a plastic wiffle ball bat like everyone else who faced off against retired Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood Saturday during Woody's Wiffle Ball Classic at Wrigley Field, former WWE Champion CM Punk briefly opted for a folding chair, not unlike...