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"Modern Family'" cast a no-show for script reading in contract dispute.

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by SayWhat?, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    http://www.eonline.com/news/332677/...itches-first-day-of-work-in-nasty-money-fight
     
  2. oldschoolecw

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    This is one of mt favorite shows, I hope in the end everyone gets what they want
     
  3. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Ditto. It's one of the few sitcoms I look forward to seeing every week.
     
  4. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    Greed is good. Unreasonable actor demands took down "Friends". Could "Modern Family'" be next?
     
  5. SayWhat?

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    But, popular shows are NEVER cancelled right?

    (Channeling the AMC thread)
     
  6. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    They, with the exception of Ed O'Neil, want to go from $60,000 an episode to $200,000 an episode? Screw that. The show isn't that great, cancel it and move on.
     
  7. SayWhat?

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    Isn't that quite low for a top rated sitcom?
     
  8. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Top rated in comparison to what? Winning awards doesn't make you "top rated", winning the ratings does. I don't recall them ever winning the ratings war for any night. Maybe Phrelin can provide stats on that.

    I'm not saying they don't deserve a raise, but 140% raise???

    Go tell your boss you want a 140% raise or you don't show up and see what happens. :)
     
  9. sigma1914

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    I found this: http://cliqueclack.com/tv/2012/07/24/modern-family-cast-sues-higher-pay/
     
  10. yosoyellobo

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    If all they gave were 10% raises nobody in show business or sports would be making a million dollars.
     
  11. RunnerFL

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    Ok, not the top rated show but better than most.

    So take them to $100,000 and Ed to $140,000. Or just take the top rated show, find out what their cast makes, and pay the cast of Modern Family 10% less per position in the ratings.

    What they are asking for however is just insane.
     
  12. hilmar2k

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    Your math is off. 60,000 to 200,000 is a 233% increase. I think 60,000 is low for a show of that quality and popularity, but you're right, 233% is a hefty amount to ask for. I am sure it's a negotiating ploy to end up somewhere in the middle.
     
  13. RunnerFL

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    You're right, I forgot to carry the 1. :D

    So who's going to be the first one to ask their boss for a 233% raise or else? :)
     
  14. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

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    NBC pushed for a tenth season even after those demands.
     
  15. dpeters11

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    Back in 2010, three of the Big Bang Theory stars (Leonard, Sheldon and Penny) went from $60,000 to $200,000 (per episode) with an automatic $50,000 increase for each season through season 7 plus money from the backend etc. Granted, this particular show is spectacularly popular, even reruns do extremely well on CBS not to mention syndication.

    The Simpson's actors gets $400,000 an episode I believe.

    But then I don't think the Big Bang cast ever were no shows for coming into work.
     
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    They weren't no shows, they handled themselves like adults. And they certainly didn't take CBS to court like the Modern Family cast is doing with ABC. At the time of their negotiations they were second only to American Idol in their time slot. Lately they've been beating American Idol. A far cry from where Modern Family is. And they, along with How I Met Your Mother, are a goldmine in syndication. And yes, $200,000 is still too much for what they do.

    As for the Simpsons, I can't explain that one. The show isn't nearly as popular as it was. I think during the last negotiations they just wanted to make sure they were on the air long enough to take the record for longest running show ever. When the contracts are up again if they come to an agreement they're just in it to be putting the record out of reach for everyone else forever.

    If anyone from ABC is reading this I'll do the show for $50,000 per episode and be quite happy.
     
  18. SayWhat?

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    In case you missed it, Sofia doesn't need the money since she was recently named at the top of Forbes list of highest paid female entertainers.

    And I'm sure Ed is still getting something from all the Married reruns.
     
  19. renbutler

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    The fact that every one of them -- EVERY ONE OF THEM -- just got an Emmy nomination probably helps their cause. Of course, it probably gives a few of them a big head too.

    (Or, in Eric Stonestreet's case, and even bigger head.)

    :D
     
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