Menu 

Hollywood Salaries Revealed, From Movie Stars to Agents (and Even Their Assistants)

Who rakes in a whopping $75 million? Who are the highest-paid TV stars? And how much can you make working in an agency mailroom? In its Money Issue, THR reveals how much people are earning now, from stars including Robert Downey Jr., Sandra Bullock, Katherine Heigl and the ‘Duck Dynasty’ clan to top agents including Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell

salaries

FILM STAR

How bad is the decline in actor salaries over the past decade? Despite the huge sums still being raked in by such superstars as Robert Downey Jr. (his $75 million comes from his 7 percent, first-dollar slice of Iron Man 3, as well as his $12 million HTC endorsement deal) and Sandra Bullock (a 15 percent, first-dollar deal on Gravity and about $10 million more for her summer hit The Heat), most actors are feeling a definite squeeze, especially those in the middle.

“If you’re [a big star], you’re getting well paid,” says one top agent, “but the middle level has been cut out.” Sometimes with a hacksaw. Leonardo DiCaprio made $25 million (including bonuses) for The Wolf of Wall Street, while co-star Jonah Hill got paid $60,000. Granted, that’s an extreme example — Hill offered to do the part for scale (and got an Oscar nomination for his trouble).

But studio cost-cutting has meant that mid-level stars are being nickel-and-dimed in ways that would have been unheard of in the gilded ’90s (i.e., Marvel Studios’ reportedly offering Mickey Rourke a mere $250,000 to star opposite Downey in Iron Man 2). Before breaking out the violins, though, remember that even mid-level stars are far better off than most other actors. According to the most recent SAG statistics, the average member earns $52,000 a year, while the vast majority take home less than $1,000 a year from acting jobs.

The Hollywood Reporter | Read the Full Article

What Do Hot Sauce Labels Say About America? | Idea Channel

Peppers are the essence of hot sauce, and hot sauce is the essence of spicy. You might be a hot sauce lover, but how much thought have you given their labels? If you’ve ever taken a second to examine them, you might notice some patterns and similarities amongst them. What does this say about Americans’ attitude towards hot sauces, or even food in general?

Idea-Channel-Hot-Sauce

10 Common Mistakes People Make When Writing Press Releases

Whether you’re organising a festival or shouting about your show, keep these no-nos in mind before emailing arts editors

Press Release

Press releases are a presentation of facts, written for journalists in the hope it gets published. They are an opportunity for brands, businesses and arts organisations to reach their target audience through the media. They aim to tell the world about your interesting stories, anything from an arts product launch to a new appointment or award.

Although the press release is seen as less important with the explosion of social media and the digital revolution transforming media as we know it, they can still be very effective at securing positive media coverage and are a great way to boost your profile and attract new customers or audience members.

Press releases can be written by yourself, someone within your company or an external supplier such as a PR agency or freelancer, and there are many common mistakes people make when drafting one. Here are my top 10 and how you can avoid making them yourself.

The title isn’t working

The title of your press release is the first thing a journalist will see, so make sure it’s concise, enticing and gives a good overview of your story. Make your title something that will encourage the journalist to keep reading. Avoid lengthy, detailed titles that go on and on and on… Keep it punchy. If you must use puns, make sure they are witty and avoid using clichés at all times.

The Guardian | Read the Full Article

Dat Scene: Rediscovering Hollywood’s Iconic Locations

Phil Grishayev created an amazing tumblr recreating moments in film by scouting out their original shooting locations.

The Graduate1

The Graduate

Fatboy Slim Weapons of CHoice

Fatboy Slim Weapons of Choice

Rebel without a Cause

Say Anything

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Top Gun

Top Gun

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Fight Club

Fight Club

BladeRunner

Blade Runner

Drive

Drive

 

Be sure to check out the tumblr for more work

Newer Posts
Older Posts