And don't forget the corrosive effects on the freelancing labor market of illegal, unpaid "internships." Many of these studio and network shows increasingly use the label "intern" to avoid paying minimum wages, with the effects of excluding many people from what should be paid jobs, and creating downward pressure on the wages of everyone else.
Look for the Facebook group "Internships for Education (Not Labor)" to have your voice heard: www.facebook.com/groups/125481824195915/
I have started a FB group to address this, "Internships for Education":
It's a "closed" group, meaning you have to ask to join; I only do that as no employer needs to know you're in it. It's my hope to get enough like-minded people together to do something about the problem, including the possibility of starting a nonprofit clearinghouse to "certify" companies that use internships in compliance with the law, and to whistle-blow on those out of compliance to the appropriate attorneys general.
Feel free to join!!
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