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Article inside Batman: The Killing Joke Could Be An R-Rated Movie

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During the Batman: Bad Blood First Look Panel at 2015 New York Comic Con on Friday night, director James Tucker dropped some potentially exciting news.

When an audience member asked about the shift from initially making DC Animated films about famous comics to doing original stories, Tucker answered, “At first, we were pretty much told that was what we were going to do, is to do a new universe thing coming off the New 52. But having said that, I actually really enjoy what we’re doing. And also we do three movies a year, two of them are in continuity and one is an adaptation, or an original, or whatever we want it to be. So we still do adaptations. Killing Joke is next year. So you’re kind of getting the best of both worlds, because there’s a finite amount of adaptations really. So doing one a year as opposed to three a year is probably going to make them last a little longer.”

In regards to Killing Joke, Tucker revealed, “And you know, they said we could make it a R.” The, Tucker quickly added, “Not saying that’s what it will be, but we’ll see.” r-rated-movie/

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Video inside Trevor Noah Weighs In On Ben Carson' Dangerous 'Popeyes Organization' Encounter

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Article inside Shia Lebouf was arrested for being like everyone else on 6th Street

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Actor Shia LaBeouf has gotten himself into trouble, once again. The Austin Police Department says the actor was arrested in Downtown Austin for public intoxication on Friday night.
Police say the arrest happened around 7:45 p.m. on East Sixth Street in front of the Bat Bar

According to, a witness says before the arrest Shia and a women tried walking into a bar but they were denied because they were too intoxicated.
“Obviously he gets arrested a lot, he came down here, he acted up and APD doesn’t put up with that. So he got what he got, you know?” Ben Blake, a bouncer at a bar downtown who witnessed the arrest told KXAN.

Damn Austin police gotta be trolling. Everyone is drunk on 6th street, i popped molly and snorted coke off a bi*ches titty last time I was on 6th street

Jk about the coke but I witnessed it.

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Steve Jobs' widow begged DiCaprio and Bale not to star in upcoming biopic

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Steve JobsÂ’s widow Laurene Jobs called Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale to beg them not to play her husband in a forthcoming biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

In an extensive piece on the new film, titled simply Steve Jobs, the US trade bible quotes an anonymous “key player” in the film-making process, who reveals: “Since the very beginning, Laurene Jobs has been trying to kill this movie, OK? Laurene Jobs called Leo DiCaprio and said: ‘Don’t do it.’ Laurene Jobs called Christian Bale and said: ‘Don’t [do it].’”

A separate source at Sony Pictures, which eventually passed on making Danny Boyle’s film, said: “She reached out; she had a strong desire not to have the movie made. But we said: ‘We’re going to move forward.’ My understanding is, she did call one or two of the actors.”

Steve Jobs, which will hit US cinemas on limited release this weekend as it builds anticipation for an expected Oscars run, is debuting in a very different form than might once have been expected. As well as the shift from Sony to Universal over budget concerns, Boyle eventually replaced David Fincher in the directorÂ’s chair, and Michael Fassbender stars in place of DiCaprio and Bale, both of whom were reported last year to have passed on the role of Jobs for unspecified reasons.

Boyle’s film, based on a screenplay by the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin, has drawn positive reviews from critics after debuting at the Telluride film festival last month. But as well as opposition from Laurene Jobs, it has been criticised by Apple’s current chief executive, Tim Cook, who described the biopic (and recent documentary The Man in the Machine) as “opportunistic” during an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this month.

Boyle presents Jobs as a driven genius who struggled at times with personal relationships. His refusal, for many years, to recognise his first-born daughter (Lisa) from a relationship with high-school girlfriend Chrisann Brennan (played by Katherine Waterston in the film) plays a central part in the narrative.

The Hollywood Reporter piece alleges Apple refused to license its famous 1984 commercial for the film, though Boyle was ultimately able to include it via fair use laws. Meanwhile, Disney refused to allow the use of a clip from its ABC television division, Jobs having once sat on the studioÂ’s board.

The British designer and current chief design officer for Apple, Jony Ive, has accused BoyleÂ’s film of hijacking the tech iconÂ’s legacy. Speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, Ive said he had not seen Steve Jobs, but was aware that members of the Apple co-founderÂ’s family had left screenings profoundly distressed at the biopicÂ’s approach.

“There are sons and daughters and widows and very close friends that are completely bemused and completely upset,” he said, in comments reported by The Verge. “We’re remembering and celebrating Steve Jobs’s life and at the same time there is this perfectly timed movie and I don’t recognise this person.”

Ive admitted Jobs “had his triumphs and his tragedies like us all”, but said his former colleague was having his “identity described, defined by a whole bunch of other people”, and this was a personal struggle for him.

Ive described Jobs as a man with a keen sense of the “civic responsibility to make something good”, who was concerned about making “a contribution to humanity and to culture”, adding: “I just think it’s important to remember that you could have somebody that didn’t ever argue, but you wouldn’t have the phone you have now.” ke-biopic-role

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Video inside THE GAMECHANGERS Trailer (2015) Daniel Radcliffe BBC Grand Theft Auto Movie

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The first trailer for BBC's Gamechangers, a film documenting GTA's development and its controversial clashes with American laywer Jack Thompson, has gotten a trailer out despite Rockstar's attempts to shut it down. Daniel Radcliffe is taking on the role of Rockstar founder Sam Houser, while Bill Paxton stars as US lawyer Jack Thompson.

A lawsuit was filed against the BBC in May. A statement from Take Two Interactive at the time said "Rockstar Games has had no involvement with this project" and "we have attempted multiple times to resolve this matter with the BBC without any meaningful resolution. It is our obligation to protect our intellectual property and unfortunately in this case litigation was necessary." It seems that whatever litigation was filed hasn't made much of a difference, as the drama will be shown on BBC Two on September 15th.

We spoke to a few devs of the original GTA who weren't so sure about the content of the drama, given that the BBC hadn't been in touch. It's thought that the drama may be based on the novel Jacked! by David Kushner. Unless Rockstar get in there first, we won't have long to wait to find out more. -GameRadar -gamechangers/

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Video inside Watch The First Trailer For The Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail, Caesar!’

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The Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar! (not to be confused with 1994’s Hail Caesar, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Michael Hall), stars George Clooney as the kidnapped star of a Hollywood Roman epic, with Channing Tatum and Scarlett Johansson as hot young stars, Ralph Fiennes as a pretentious director, and Josh Brolin as the studio fixer. It also stars Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton, and– STOP DRILLIN’, YOU’VE STRUCK OIL. Nonetheless, here’s the official studio synopsis:


Four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of HollywoodÂ’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.
Honestly, I’m sold based on the costuming alone. Hail, Caesar! will reportedly complete the Coens’ “Idiot Tetralogy,” (formerly the Idiot Trilogy, alternatively the Idiot Quadrilogy) that includes O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Intolerable Cruelty, and Burn After Reading. But if you ask me, this looks like it was a great excuse for the Coens to shoot an entire movie that looks like the dream sequence in Big Lebowski (with Big Lebowski cinematographer Roger Deakins returning for his first Coen Brothers movie since True Grit). He doesn’t show up in the trailer, but according to IMDb, there’s also a “submarine commander” played by Dolph Lundgren.

Not to get hyperbolic here, but if I die of excitement watching this, I want my tombstone to say “F*CK YES.”

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Video inside Marvel's Jessica Jones Teaser #4 Introduces The Voice of Purple Man

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Netflix and Marvel have been releasing dribs and drabs of Jessica Jones teasers recently—everything from trippy imagery to bar brawls and smashed alarm clocks. But this latest teaser is the biggest yet: because it finally gives us a look at the show’s major villain, played by David Tennant.

Tennant is playing Zebediah Killgrave, better known as the Purple Man: a criminal with the power to control people’s minds and a major part of Jessica’s origin story. Killgrave is responsible for some amazingly messed-up stuff—and Tennant nails the sinister, creepy vibe perfectly.

Sure, this version of Killgrave wonÂ’t be as purple-skinned as he was in the comics, but heÂ’s shaping up to be just as disconcerting, as he goads Jessica with knowledge of all her friends and all her secrets: including her superpowers. Oooh, itÂ’s enough to make you shudder!

Jessica Jones will be available for streaming on Netflix from November 20th.

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Image inside Confirmed: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Filmmaker To Direct ‘Furious 8′

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This yearÂ’s Furious 7 pulled in over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office, but Furious 8 has yet to find a director despite a release date set for April 14th, 2017. But a director for the eighth installment of the popular car heist series has been hard to nail down. Earlier this we reported that Universal Pictures had narrowed their Fast and Furious 8 director search to three finalists. But now Straight Outta Compton filmmaker F. Gary Gray confirms he has signed on to direct Furious 8.

F. Gary Gray confirmed he has signed on to direct Furious 8 by posting the above photo and message on Twitter: “Cant ask for better partners than Vin, Neal & Universal. Excited to bring u the next chapter of the #FastFamily saga ” Our original story which ran with the headline ‘Straight Outta ComptonÂ’ Filmmaker Enters Exclusive Talks To Direct ‘Furious 8′ on October 5th 2015 at 11:30pm.

THR has confirmed that Universal has settled on F. Gary Gray to direct Fast and Furious 8, and sources say “Gray has told the studio he wishes to initiate negotiations for a deal.” Gray met with Vin Diesel on Monday and the Fast & Furious star posted a photo on Facebook of himself with a smiling Gray in front of Fast and Furious images (seen above).

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Our original story about the long road to find a Furious 8 director and the Furious 8 short list from 4pm on October 5th follows. The site previously reported that the following three directors are in contention for the Furious 8 directing gig:

F. Gary Gray: the filmmaker who just directed the commercial and critical hit Straight Outta Compton. Gray has been working in Hollywood for two decades now, launching his career with Friday, and has been involved in films ranging from The Negotiator to Be Cool, The Italian Job to Law Abiding Citizen. Gray also has experience working with Vin Diesel on the 2003 film A Man Apart. or-short-list/

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Article inside ANT-MAN & THE WASP July 6th 2018 - & 3 More Untitled Marvel Phase 3 Movies Announced

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Marvel has announced an “Ant Man” sequel and three untitled films as part of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The second installment, “Ant-Man*and the Wasp,” will hit theaters on July 6, 2018. The sequel marks the first Marvel movie named after a heroine.

The three untitled Marvel Studios films will premiere on May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and November 6, 2020.

“Ant-Man’s” second adventure will shift “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel’s” release dates. “Black Panther” is moving up to Feb. 16, 2018 and “Captain Marvel” will now now on March 8, 2019.

“Ant-Man,” has hauled $178.5 million in the U.S. and $409.8 million worldwide. The pic opens in China — its final international market — on Oct. 16.

More to come.

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Article inside How did Jerry Seinfeld become so rich?

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Jerry Seinfeld net worth: Jerry Seinfeld is an American comedian and TV star who has a net worth of $800 million. Jerry Seinfeld spent almost 15 years grinding out a career as a stand-up comedian before hitting it big in TV. He was a successful comic, the kind that regularly appeared on the Tonight Show and David Letterman. It's true that the nine years he spent writing and staring along with co-creator Larry David and starring in his own television series Seinfeld was no cake walk. It takes hard work to create the most successful television show of all time. Of course the last ten years of family life and semi-retirement have been busy, and not always relaxing.

Yes, the hilarious Mr. Seinfeld has built quite the piggy bank. While much of his income has come from his eponymous show and its years of lucrative syndication, Jerry has also made millions as a bestselling author and public speaker. His endorsement deals have also hit gold most notably when he was paid $10 million to make a handful of ads for Microsoft in 2008.

It took some work, but Jerry has also been successful in his private life. After dating a 17 year-old girl while he was in his late 30s, Jerry broke up a newlywed couple in the late 1990s so he could marry the lovely Jessica Sklar. The pair have been married for ten years and have three children. Together they share a $50 million estate in East Hampton, a Manhattan apartment overlooking Central Park and a home in Telluride, Colorado. When he's not making his kids laugh, Jerry spends his free time tending a serious love of cars. He is one of the largest collectors of Porsches in the world. He owns 46, including a $700,000 Porsche 959. Jerry's first attempt at returning to television was the short lived NBC reality show "Marriage Ref". On the show, married couples presented real-life disputes to a panel of celebrities, comedians and sports stars, who then decide who's right and who's wrong.
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How/why is Jerry Seinfeld so much richer than other television/movie/stand up comedians?

Bill Cosby has a net worth of 400 million, yet Seinfeld is worth twice as that! How is Seinfeld more richer than Cosby, Eddie Murphy, etc? Cosby and Eddie Murphy dominated the 80s yet Seinfeld still achieved more wealth. Cosby had a successful show as well, yet Seinfeld has a net worth twice of him!

Does it just come down to luck and being in the right place/time? Is Seinfeld funnier than those guys? How come there are no minority comedians amassing that kind of wealth?

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Video inside Do You Remember: Fox’s All-Black-TV Thursday Night Line Up?

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If you are over the age of 27, a Black person or supporter of urban-ethnic culture who lived in North America and you DONÂ’T remember FoxÂ’s All-Black TV show line-up on Thursday Nights, I kindly request that you leave your Black Pass & Hood Accreditation at the door with security. Right now. Now clearly if you lived somewhere where Fox wasnÂ’t available to you then you get a temporary STAY, but the rest of yÂ’all should be ashamed for missing what was probably the greatest weekly 2 hours of Black television since NBA on NBC.

Now I KNOW there’s a lot of people who may be reading this like “WTF?” so allow me to explain what I’m talking about. Back in the early-to-mid 90’s before Fox News became the pulpit for crazy white conservative racists disguised as political intellects, Fox was a channel that actually invested in MANY hip Black shows, some successful [In Living Color] and some not so successful [Anyone remember the PJ’s?]. This was so unprecedentedly amazing because hip-hop culture and Black television was still FAR removed from the mainstream society’s collective conscience, so getting 120 minutes of EXCELLENT programming was giving a nation of young urban youths wet dreams across the country.

But let’s just get to the point – the amazing shows. On Thursdays at 7:58 pm I would sit down in front of my television with my sister while we sat in anticipation for [in MY opinion] the FUNNIEST black sitcom EVER [YES, funnier than the Cosby show]:

8:00 – 8:30 PM: Martin

Not all the episodes were hilarious, but EVERY ONE of Martin’s caricatures was funny as hell. After me and my sis were finished DYING of laughter, we made sure to catch the start of the next show, not just because it was funny, but also because it had the BEST THEME SONG ever [Yes, even better than GOLDEN GIRLS – and that theme song is the SH*T]:

8:30 – 9:00 PM: Living Single

Sidebar: If youÂ’re a NERD like me you watched every 2:26 of the clip above and violently bobbed your head all throughout.
Before Girlfriends was ever aired, Living Single was the program showing young Black men and women living large and in charge [remember those talks?] yet still kept a realistic balance and just was an all-around great show. After laughing our young asses off to that, we would then prepare ourselves for some drama – some hood, police drama:

9:00 – 10:00 PM: New York Undercover

Sidebar: That smooth Jazz part in the middle always makes me want to do a manly tootsie roll.

This show is classic for two reasons: 1) It was the first police drama on American TV to feature two ethnic minorities in the lead roles [this is how we got introduced to Malik Yoba and if you didnÂ’t think he was the man you needed to KILL yourself] and 2) The show was just consistently well-written and featured characters that young Black & Latino people could FINALLY relate to. If you didnÂ’t get a little choked up when Eddie was blown-up, you got NO damn heart.
But the main reason I’m so proud of this TV line-up was the fact that it was going head-to-head against NBC’s “Must See TV” which included megahit shows like Seinfeld and Friends, and it STILL managed to DOMINATE Black viewership with NON-coonery. And all these great shows were airing 15+ years ago – so please understand why we in the Black community get VEX when channels like BET can’t even get right what we did damn near two decades ago.

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Image inside Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Looking To Cast Rising Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens will soon be upon us, and Star Wars: Episode VIII will be here before you know it. We don’t know how many of the Force Awakens cast will make it to the next installment of the sequel trilogy, but we now have the film’s first bit of major casting since Benicio del Toro signed on back in July to play a villain role.

Tonight, we can exclusively report that Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights) is joining the cast. While negotiations can always break down and nothing is official until Disney announces it, we feel confident in our reporting.

We don’t have any details on her role, which isn’t surprising (come to think of it, we’re a couple months away from The Force Awakens and we still don’t really have any details on those new characters either). Will she be a total newcomer into the universe? Is she related to any of the characters we’ll meet prior to Episode VIII? Is she playing a human or an alien?

All of these questions will be answered in due time, but I’m just glad that they’ve gone after such talented actresses for major roles, especially Mbatha-Raw, who was due for a breakout role in a blockbuster following her acclaimed performances in Beyond the Lights and Belle.

Curiously, Mbatha-Raw flew under the radar when it came to Episode VIII casting. Latino-Review did report a few days ago that she was being eyed for the film, and at the beginning of September, we reported that Gina Rodriguez, Tatiana Maslany and Olivia Cooke were on the shortlist for the female lead and that they were doing chemistry reads with Force Awakens star John Boyega. Earlier tonight, THR reported that Maslany was signing on for the Boston Marathon Bombing movie, which would likely make her unavailable for Episode VIII. Whether she passed on Star Wars or they passed on her, it looks like they have someone in mind, and it appears to be Mbatha-Raw. However, it’s also possible there’s more than one female lead and Rodriguez (or some other actress) is still in the running for the other part.

If she does sign on, it shows that the Star Wars movies are continuing to crush it when it comes to casting. I don’t know how it will all shake out, but producer Kathleen Kennedy and her directors have shown a sharp eye for spotting emerging talent like John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Felicity Jones, Gwendoline Christie, and more. If you haven’t seen Beyond the Lights, you can watch it on Netflix right now. You’ll immediately be a Mbatha-Raw fan.

Mbatha-Raw will be seen later this year in the NFL drama Concussion and early in 2016 with The Free State of Jones. She’s also co-starring in the live-action Beauty and the Beast, which opens in 2017. atha-raw-cast/

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Article inside :sadto: Daniel Craig: I'd Rather 'Slash My Wrists' Than Do Another James Bond Movie

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Daniel Craig: I'd Rather 'Slash My Wrists' Than Do Another James Bond Movie

LOS ANGELES — There's been endless headlines speculating about who could play the next James Bond, and now the current famous superspy has stepped forward with his thoughts on the role.

In an interview with TimeOut, Daniel Craig spoke candidly about the role and its future.

"Look, I don't give a f--. Good luck to them," Craig said when asked if he cared who played Bond next. "All I care about is that if I stop doing these things we've left it in a good place and people pick it up and make it better."

Right now, the blue-eyed Bond, who appears next in "Spectre," can't fathom doing another 007 film.

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"Now? I'd rather break this glass and slash my wrists," Craig said. "No, not at the moment. Not at all. That's fine. I'm over it at the moment. We're done. All I want to do is move on."

Craig went on to say that if he were to decide to go ahead with another Bond movie that "it would only be for the money."

Whenever he does choose to hang up the Aston Martin keys, Craig did say that he would have one bit of advice for his successor.

"Don't be s--," Craig said. "You've got to step up. People do not make movies like this any more. This is really rare now. So don't be s--."

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Studio Tour Guide

Yukking it up with tourists around the lot pays $26 an hour, but only after a training period during which compensation is $20 an hour.

Television Actor

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Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" make $1 million an episode.

Newcomers can expect to earn just $15,000 to $20,000 per episode on a network or cable series. Experienced actors take home as much as $75,000 to $100,000 an episode, and bigger stars can earn $150,000 to topline a series in its first season.

Raises (usually about 4%) come each subsequent season (James Spader made $160,000 per episode for season two of "The Blacklist"; Jeff Garlin made $84,000 per episode on season two of "The Goldbergs"), but the real money comes after contract renegotiations (usually for season three). In breakout success, the stars of hit shows eventually can earn as much as a cool $1 million an episode ("The Big Bang Theory's" Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons).

Film Writer

Established movie scribes can make $1 million a script, plus a bonus if they get final credit. Selling a spec screenplay can range from the low six figures to $3 million (what Sony paid James Vanderbilt for "White House Down") or more. The most lucrative work can come via rewrites or touch-ups, where bankable script doctors can make $500,000 for just a few weeks of effort.

Craft Services

Dispensing celery sticks and Twizzlers to the cast and crew earns these workers about $1,200 a week.

Television Writer

Staff writers can start at WGA scale — $37,368 for an hourlong script, $25,408 for a half-hour — or earn $7,000 to $15,000 an episode in weekly fees. Seasoned scribes also get episodic producing fees of $20,000 to $30,000, even for episodes they don't write. Raises come in subsequent seasons.


They make $45 an hour and work 10 to 15 weeks per film.

Film Producer

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Will Smith and James Lassiter's Overbrook Entertainment made $2 million for producing last year's "Annie."

On-the-lot overhead deals have been squeezed, but for a studio release, seasoned producers can make $1.5 million to $2 million upfront and often much more in backend (though first-dollar-gross deals are nearly extinct.)

Will Smith and James Lassiter's Overbrook Entertainment made $2 million for producing last year's "Annie."


A unit publicist hired by a studio earns about $2,750 a week, or $41,000 per film.

Personal publicists employed by stars earn much more, with some making $400,000 or more a year.

TV Show Creator

They make most of their money in producing fees, with raises in subsequent seasons. Vince Gilligan got $50,000 per episode of "Better Call Saul," Jon Bokenkamp earned $37,500 per episode for season two of "The Blacklist," and Adam Goldberg got $50,000 per episode for season two of "The Goldbergs."

Film Actor

A-list stars still can make between $5 million (Meryl Streep's pay for "Ricki and the Flash") and $20 million (what Denzel Washington got upfront for "The Equalizer") to much more with backend (Robert Downey Jr. reportedly made $50 million for "The Avengers"). Supporting actors don't fare as well (Kevin Kline made $350,000 for his part in "Ricki").

First AD

First assistant directors get paid about $8,000 a week and generally work 15 to 20 weeks on a major shoot, for a total of $120,000 to $160,000 per film.

Script Supervisor

They get paid about $40 an hour and typically work 12 days on an hourlong TV drama, taking home $7,000 an episode.

Supporting Actor

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The kids on season two of "The Goldbergs" earned $20,000 to $25,000 each.

Sidekicks, next-door neighbors, and other nonstarring TV roles pay in the mid-five-figures per episode. Jonathan Banks got $65,000 per episode on "Better Call Saul's" first season, and the kids on season two of "The Goldbergs" earned $20,000 to $25,000 each.

Warm-Up Comedian

Those super-pumped comics who keep studio audiences entertained before TV tapings get paid $3,000 to $5,000 a show.

Studio Chief

Running a studio pays a base salary of $3 million to $5 million (what Jeff Robinov reportedly got at Warner Bros.), but bonuses can bring the amount to the mid-eight figures.


The director of photography makes $10,000 to $20,000 a week on a 15-week shoot. A few, like Roger Deakins, earn much more ($30,000 or more).

Film Director

Studio paychecks range from $500,000 (what newcomer J Blakeson got for "The 5th Wave") to $3 million (what Sony offered Danny Boyle for "Steve Jobs") to much more (Michael Bay reportedly earns $80 million from backend on "Transformers" movies).

Makeup Artist

They earn about $60 an hour and work about 14 weeks per film.

TV Cameraman

Lead camera operators make $75 an hour, or about $8,000 for an hourlong drama episode (which takes eight days to shoot; sitcoms are about five days and pay less).

TV Director

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Joe Carnahan, who directed the pilot for "The Blacklist," got a $5,000 check for every episode of the latest season.

Directors of hourlong dramas make about $42,000 an episode; sitcom directors earn $35,000. But direct a pilot and you'll get paid for every future episode, even if you never set foot on set again. Joe Carnahan, who directed the pilot for "The Blacklist," got a $5,000 check for every episode of the latest season.

TV Studio Chief

Sony's Steve Mosko earned $2.8 million (plus bonuses) as president, with execs that oversee both a studio and a network potentially making more.

Head of Distribution

Typical base pay is nearly $1 million (plus bonus). The person with this title at Sony, for instance, makes $885,000.


The top bean counters earn a lot of beans: Sony's financial chief makes $900,000 a year, not including bonuses.

Production Chief

He or she usually earns about $1 million a year, though Michael De Luca was making more than his Sony coworker with the same title, Hannah Minghella ($1.5 million vs. $900,000).

General Counsel

The top attorney at a studio can expect to earn in the high six figures. Sony's top lawyer earns a base salary of $800,000 plus bonuses.

Head of Marketing

The job usually pays about $1 million a year. Sometimes more if the executive is heavily recruited.


Stunt Horse

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An upstate New York farm provided horses for "The Patriot" and "Winter's Tale" and says they've even "FedExed" horses to sets.

They earn up to $1,000 a day ($500 for a "background horse") but can cost studios much more in transport fees (the farm in upstate New York that provided horses for "The Patriot" and "Winter's Tale" says they've even "FedExed" horses to sets).

Stunt Person

Most get paid $889 a day, or about $50,000 a film, if they work every day of a 12-week shoot (and don't break a leg). But they pay for their own insurance.

Second Unit Director

The director responsible for shooting stunts and other supplementary footage, usually on location, earns about $20,000 a week.


These unsung actors earn about $150 a day, or $200 if they're wearing a hairpiece or working in rain or smoke.


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The wigmaker who gives Bruce Willis and Nicolas Cage full heads of hair gets paid about $1,500 a week.

The craftsman who gives Bruce Willis and Nicolas Cage full heads of hair gets paid about $1,500 a week.

Location Manager

They make about $3,000 a week but work many more weeks than most of the crew and cast — as many as 30 weeks per film.


Piloting a StarWagon pays between $30 and $36 an hour.

Prop Master

The person in charge of the fake swords and alien artifacts makes $45 an hour, usually working 20 weeks on a film (including preproduction).

Costume Designer

Pay rates range from $3,000 a day up to $12,000 or more, depending on the size of the film and the experience of the designer. Renee Kalfus earned $6,500 a week for "Annie," while David Robinson got $4,500 a week for "The Equalizer."

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