irate at Deidre being on a lot??
- Nov 19 2008, 05:14 PM
Well, if each were making #2M a year, then it truly was wasted money. Heck, even anything north of $1M in this "new business environment" is a bit much. And also a no-brainer that they were let go.
Let's say they were given 2-day-a-week guarantees. That works out to 100 episodes -- or $10,000-20,000 per work day. Compare that to a newbie runs less than $1000 a day per the AFTRA contract.
Granted, both were used heavily in early 2008 (Dee 113 episodes YTD, Drake 126 YTD), but the past couple years have been pretty much twice-a-week.
Dee had 81 episodes in 2007. Drake had 49.
Dee had 105 episodes in 2006. Drake 111.
Now, perhaps $1M for a four-day-a-week would be more in line (making it only $5000 per day of work). Personally, I could handle seeing Marlena four days a week. But I recall how irate many were when Dee appeared for 30+ consecutive days to start 2008.
And I would be so totally on board for a dozen cast members all appearing four days a week instead of thirty "cast members". Integrate main characters into all stories and stunt-cast, day-player, recur the rest.
According to Jason's numbers, she hasn't been on a lot since the SK story.