i like how fox tries to word it like they cant continue making the show under its current budget, rofl
we all know its really cause of all the scandelous shit rupert murdoch's been gettin into over in europe and how its causing them massive debt. lieing, greedy, bastards, lol
They aren't even asking for a raise, they want a pay-cut in exchange for a share of the profits.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_murdoch deserves those extra millions even more?
How many "good lives" do you think he can live with his billions? Two thousand lives? Three thousand? I could live a good life with just a few hundred thousand. It's still not the point.
I stopped liking the Simpsons about 7 years ago, it wasn't funny, and became too silly for my liking.
It'll be a shame to see it being canned, as i did watch it when i was younger, but honestly, why do actors have to ask for more money then they can possible spend.. $8million is a lot of cash for someone to spend per year for a normal life style. It's the greed that ruined Two and a half men, now it's the greed that can stop The Simpsons?
I don't think we're going to see eye to eye on this. I just don't think these actors deserve to get payed 10 times more money then a brain surgeon and they should be more then happy with what they are getting, but hey, that's capitalism for you.
Well now this topic sure has egg on it's face, doesn't it? :P
The actors agreed with a cut to max 30% and the directors said they would fill in for the other 15%...stop making such a drama over it. If I was an actor I'd act the same way, you can never have enough money.
I can't say that I'll miss it. The Simpsons has been a terrible show for years now.
well i hope it dies horribly, why would anyone need more than 1mil a year i don't know, the average person won't make 1mil in their entire life time.
The show ran it's course several seasons ago. As much as I enjoyed the first 10 or so seasons, I can hardly watch a show to completion now. I find myself in the last few years not laughing at all over the course of an entire show.
The actors are being asked to take a pay cut because fewer and fewer people are watching the show. The management and ownership have already been taking a pay cut each passing season that less people watch the show. There comes a point where you can't pay top dollar acting (voice) salaries for a show that is no longer on the top.
This sequence of events was bound to happen, with the show's future in the hands of the actors and their decision regarding what they believe to be fair compensation.
I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want.* If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money; but what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I've acquired over a very long career, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.* If you let my daughter go now that will be the end of it.* I will not look for you, i will not pursue you but if you don't;* I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.
Well this is thread is pointless as seeing that the Simpson cast accepted salary cuts.
"Didn't we have some fun...though? Remember when the platform was sliding into the fire pit and I said 'Goodbye' and you were like 'No way' and then I was all 'We pretended we were going to murder you'......that was great"
Harry Shear issued a statement that said EXACTLY what the contention was. Here I'll link it for you.
Fox can afford that money, and they make millions more from the Simpsons. So yes, they make a fortune for "little work", but Fox makes millions more then they do and they just air that "little work". Wich is, even less work for even more money.
And its not like the actors refused a pay cut or demanded a raise, read the article damnit. They would accept a paycut, but they wanted to give up no more then 1/3th. So they were still being reasonable and willing to meet more then halfway, but fox wanted even those extra couple of millions.