Those who work too many hours could trigger Social Security tax payments and even healthcare obligations under the new Affordable Care Act. College credit long has been a popular substitute for pay, but to be totally safe from lawsuits, Hollywood employers also have to ensure that internships provide immediate advantage to trainees instead of benefiting those who are supposedly doing the training. It's enough hassle to make Gold wonder whether production companies will just decide to end internships entirely. Ignoring the ruling isn't smart, says St. Louis University law professor Marcia McCormick. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/black-swan-ruling-hollywood-internships-570702
Could China?s growing influence in Hollywood affect Christian-themed movies?
It has over 100 million followers of various faiths,? but that doesn?t mean the Communist Party exactly embraces content promoting a Christian agenda. ?Christian-themed movies are generally shunned by the Chinese film authorities,? Robert Cain, a veteran producer and longtime liaison between Hollywood and China, told FOX411?s Pop Tarts column. ?I doubt any of the studios would bother submitting them.? That would mean turning your back on the world?s second biggest box office, and potentially the biggest in coming years, which could be hard for many producers and studios to do. ?As much as American filmmakers want their freedom of expression, it comes down to money. The film industry is a business, and with China set to be the number one in the film market in the near future, Hollywood needs to look out for themselves,? explained entertainment litigation attorney, Dr. Dariush Adli of Adli Law Group P.C. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/06/18/could-chinas-growing-influence-in-hollywood-affect-christian-themed-movies/
Hollywood Fights L.A. Bike Lane: 'It Just Ruins the Shoot'
Industry heavyweights from the MPAA to SAG-AFTRA to IATSE petition city council to change the color of the lanes through the oft-filmed Historic Core neighborhood downtown. This story first appeared in the June 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. our editor recommends PHOTOS: Hollywood Riding Bikes The Historic Core neighborhood is one of the most frequently filmed in California, often standing in for New York. But now SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, the MPAA and Teamsters Local 399, which represents location managers, have banded together to exert pressure on City Councilman Jose Huizar to mitigate what they consider a nuisance. "That green is so visually obtrusive, it just kills the shoot," says location manager Miles Henley, who shot Fox's Touch on Spring Street this year. Adds Veronique Vowell, who worked on ABC's Scandal: "The reflectivity -- it's so fluorescent-y that it bounces up into the lofts and the storefront interiors and the cars driving by." PHOTOS: On-Set With the Gladiators: Inside the Fast-Paced World of ABC's 'Scandal' At the urging of transit advocates, Huizar was expected to present a motion to the City Council on June 14 that would restore the 12-block-long emerald strip, which has faded only 20 months after its implementation. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-fights-la-bike-lane-570520