TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

NBCUniversal Hit By Intern Lawsuit, As Floodgates Open

A proposed class-action lawsuit from former interns for MSNBC and “Saturday Night Live” could kickstart a new round of lawsuits against the big media conglomerates.

THR’s Eriq Gardner has the details of the NBCUniversal lawsuit.

After a judge ruled that former interns for Fox Searchlight could sue for unpaid wages during their internships, lawsuits began to spring up against companies like Gawker and Conde nast.

Late last year, the production company owned by Charlie Rose agreed to pay $250,000 to former interns who sued alleging that they were not paid for their work.

While many media companies now pay their interns at least minimum wage, all of them at one point had unpaid interns roaming their halls. Don’t be surprised if the other big media companies, including 21st Century Fox, Disney, CBS and Turner Broadcasting, are also facing lawsuits from former interns in the months ahead.

Mediabistro Course

Podcasting

PodcastingStarting July 31, learn how to develop and create your own podcast in just a a matter of weeks! In this course you'll learn how to determine the goals of your podcast, pinpoint your concept, contact and book guests, distribute and market your podcast and more. Register now!