Tuesday, July 25, 2006

"Crash" Talent Still Waiting For Their Profits

Only a movie like "Crash" -- which cost $7.5 million to make and grossed $180 mil worldwide via movies and DVD -- could ever be expected to turn a net profit in Hollywood. And even still, the actors who deferred their salaries or took a much lower base just to make it happen are kept waiting. My favorite quote: “You’d think that for a movie that won best picture, what you would do is write the actors a check against their profits, or you give them a car, or something,” said a representative for one of the leading actors. Oh if only someone would toss me a car (or an apartment or whatever) until the REAL money started rolling in.

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