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|ALL: Actors salary/contracts; General Discussion|
|Topic Started: Feb 12 2008, 05:26 AM (5,131 Views)|
|cassie1013||Feb 12 2008, 05:26 AM Post #1|
I've been kind of confused with DOOL over the last little while, as I constantly read "they can't afford the vets right now, it's too expensive" (like last year). This has never made sense to me, as I thought that they were on contract, and were therefore paid a base rate no matter how much or how little they appeared... until I found this:
Basically, that site lists that so and so might make $700/episode so I'm inferring that if you have a 3 year contract at, I don't know, $120,000 - every time you appear it costs 700 out of that 120, 000? This (very random and not likely to happen) means that someone can do 171 episodes within contract. So if you appear EVERY DAY for a year, or for all of those 171 episodes, they have to pay you more for appearing extra? :S
Sorry, that was a bit of mumbo jumbo but I'm just trying to figure it out. Contracts bind actors from doing other projects as well, from what I've heard.
|Rick||Feb 15 2008, 02:39 PM Post #2|
|On Buzzworthy Radio the other night Todd Rotundi (Ex-Bryant, ATWT) said that a newbie makes $1200 per episode during the first 3 year contract. He said you make anywhere from $150,000-$175,000 per year depending on how many days you work.|
|jcar03||Feb 15 2008, 06:48 PM Post #3|
||Actors can sometimes do other projects as long as the show agrees and can work around their schedule (Michael Graziadei at Y&R is currently shooting a movie).|
|luvlv_cyw||Feb 17 2008, 01:00 PM Post #4|
||That was a very interesting article to read. Thanks for posting the link. My sister-in-law, who is a NYC actress, once told me that soap opera stars make an average salary of about $60,000 per year.|
|cjknick||Feb 17 2008, 06:11 PM Post #5|
That's terrible! I make more than that and I work part time and live in the midwest!
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