Re: Jerry Doyle hopeful of B5 revival

 Posted on 9/4/2003 by to

>>> I know what "the Claudia" situation was: she wanted a full season's
>>> pay for a partial season's work and walked when you and/or WB
>>> rightfully refused.

>Word was she and/or her agent
>wanted 4 paid but unworked episodes (~30k).

Just to recap: Claudia, after promising to sign the contract extension, and
helping get all the other cast members to do so, chose not to sign after all.
Her people (and she) wanted time off to do other projects, a movie in
particular. She might need 3-4 eps off.

Fine, said we, so we'll pay her for all the eps in which she appears, and not
for the ones in which she doesn't appear. That seemed fair. But they wanted
us to commit, in writing, to paying her the full 22 salary for the reduced
number of episodes, which would constitute a per-episode increase in salary
when all of the other actors, many of whom had favored nations agreements,
could not negotiate any such increase. It would, in essence, screw all the
other cast members.

We refused. She walked.


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