Film Producer Can't File Wage Claim, Calif. Court Says

Law360, New York (December 7, 2012, 8:12 PM EST) -- A California appeals court ruled Friday that a producer hired to work on a friend's autobiographical short film was an independent contractor and not an employee, thus making her ineligible to file a wage claim with the state's labor department.

The Second Appellate District said it was clear that determined plaintiff Virtic Brown, who sought unpaid wages for the 1,700 hours after she was fired as a producer on her friend Jay Kamen's short film "Not Your Time," worked as an independent contractor on the project....
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