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Old 05-11-05, 06:30 PM
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How much do she thinks Wanda Sykes gets paid?

Watching the Daily Show and Wanda Sykes is in that new movie "Monster in Law " with Jane Fonda & JLo... Just curious, how much you think Wanda gets paid for her role? She is a bit of a name in comedy.. Is she getting paid hundreds of thousands or is it 1 or 2 mil?... or is it all based on a % of sales
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she's got a bit of a name but there's no way her take is over $1 million for one month of work. frankly, i'd be surprised if it was over $250,000. this of course is all specualtion on my part.
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I think you ought to look into hooking up with Oprah instead, cuz she's fuckin loaded. Wanda probably has a nice house and would take you out and pay for a nice dinner and whatever, but with Oprah you would get parting gifts and cars and stuff.
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Too much. Whatever, Wanda gets paid, it is too much.
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Old 05-11-05, 07:25 PM
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Hopefully, it's not based on her comedic abilities. Because if so...she's dirt poor.

(In my opinion, of course).
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Old 05-11-05, 07:42 PM
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I think she gets an extra $35,000 if she makes the all-star team and $500,000 if she leads the league in home runs.
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I told you not to give that damn Loch Ness Monster no tree-fifty!!
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I once heard Janeane Garofalo talk about how people were always assuming that she was a millionaire many times over because she had been in so many movies, when the truth was she had never made more than a few hundred thousand dollars for anything.

Now, several hundred grand is nothing to sneeze at, but when people hear about Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts making $25 million a picture, you start to think everybody with a line in the film must be making a fortune.

To make millions, you have to be The Movie Star, the face on the poster, the name that brings in the fans... after that everyone else in the movie is just a glorified extra.

Someone like Wanda Sykes, who's in a major supporting role and who has a certain amount of recognizability is getting paid very well --probably the very low six figures. But when the contracts are being signed, she's certainly not in any position to demand anything. She's playing the sassy black woman role, and it's not as if that would be difficult to cast.

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Old 05-11-05, 11:31 PM
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I'd take $250,000 to be in a movie.
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Old 05-12-05, 02:40 AM
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I only read this post because I wanted to know "How much do she thinks she gets paid?".
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Whatever it is, she probably thinks she gets paid more.
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Originally Posted by Grimm1
I only read this post because I wanted to know "How much do she thinks she gets paid?".

thanks grammar police
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Originally Posted by Grimm1
I only read this post because I wanted to know "How much do she thinks she gets paid?".
I only clicked on it because of the intentionally vague thread title.
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about tree-fitty....
Damn it, that's what I was gonna say!
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Tree-fitty-Tree. Anybody wanna go for four?
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
I only clicked on it because of the intentionally vague thread title.

you have to sell the reader on the thread... try and invite them in.. it worked
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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say $500, a TV production deal, 3 HBO Comedy Specials and her own 900 number.
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Old 05-13-05, 08:12 AM
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Wanda Sykes is hilarious on Curb your Enthusiasm, haven't seen her in anything else. I'll bet she got 300K for this movie.
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How much do she thinks Wanda Sykes gets paid?

Probably a lot more than she used to, since her productive has gone up.
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Wanda Sykes is hilarious on Curb your Enthusiasm, haven't seen her in anything else. I'll bet she got 300K for this movie.
She was also very good as a cast member of The Chris Rock Show. She is very much a niche comedic talent (probably far more for performing than writing) and used within or close to that niche, she is very good.

I'd say that time has shown that she lacks the comedic versatility to transition to real stardom but she could still have a very nice supporting role career ahead of her in comedic films.
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She looks like the boogeyman phantom in that interview! AAAAAAAAH NIGHT CRAWLER
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Old 05-14-05, 01:23 AM
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She is so fucking agrivating... Anything she makes is too much. Everytime I see her in a movie I can picture the producers in the office...

Producer 1: "Hmmm we need a wacky, comic relief that will say and do anything... And if it could be a black woman, even better!"

Producer 2: "Hey what's Wanda Sykes doing?"

Casting Director: "Nothing?"

Producer 1: "Fine, get her."

Yes Man: "Briliant!"
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