Are You Outraged?


Are reality TV gems like Are You Hot? stained with the blood of Hollywood writers story editors? AP reports:

Hollywood writers have filed a lawsuit against producers of TV reality shows, including The Bachelor, as well as several networks alleging violations of California's labor laws.

The suit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims that writers, who work under a variety of titles including "story editor," have experienced "sweatshop" conditions, often working 80-hour weeks without overtime pay or breaks and meal periods required by law.

"What we're responding to is conditions that outrage the conscience," said Daniel Petrie Jr., president of the Writers Guild of America, west, which assisted the plaintiffs in filing the lawsuit.

Whole thing here.

Definition of sweatshop here.