Archive for October 2011

This Wasn't What I Had In Mind When I Said I Wanted to Be a Groundbreaking Filmmaker, But OK

I was asked to say a few words last week at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new ArtSpace building that is going up in Elgin. ArtSpace, in case you haven’t heard of it, is an organization out of Minnesota that builds affordable live-work lofts for artists and their families. Now that is an organization that... Read more »

Paid in Peanuts: Unpaid Internships in the Film Industry Trenches

As I was looking up trivia on IMdB the other day (as I am wont to do) I stumbled upon an article about a pair of formerly-unpaid-interns who were suing the production company of “Black Swan” for minimum wage. (http://www.imdb.com/news/ni16023725/) I should preface my comments by saying that whenever I read “Black Swan” and “lawsuit”... Read more »