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The Fab 5 need a better agent.

Old 09-11-03, 10:22 AM
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The Fab 5 need a better agent.

From The Smoking Gun.com

SEPTEMBER 11--The "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" guys may be the hottest things on TV, but you'd never know it from their paychecks. That's because Fab 5 members are only getting $3000 per episode during the show's first year, according to contracts signed months before the Bravo program's July debut. And the show's stars, who locked themselves into six consecutive one-year options, will be getting annual raises of just five percent, which works out to $3150 per episode next season and $3307.50 the following year. The "Queer Eye" deals are also virtually perk-free. For instance, if cast members have to travel, they'll be flying coach. And while given a relatively small piece of merchandising proceeds, the show's stars will not have their voice and/or likeness used to sell "firearms, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, lotteries, gambling products, intimate personal hygiene products, medication, and/or intimate apparel." The "Queer Eye" quintet's combined $15,000 salary this year is quite a bargain when compared to the heftier sums paid to ensemble players like Lara Flynn Boyle, let alone seven-figure superstars like Ray Romano or Kelsey Grammer. Boyle earned about $45,000 per episode during last year's season of "The Practice,"
Queer Eye For The Straight Guy is one of the highest rated cable shows on TV today, and is bringing in mega bucks to Bravo.

I just found the article interesting.
Old 09-11-03, 10:24 AM
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I think just like NBc did with Will & Grace after it's first season these boys will be looked after, it's good business sense to look after something which is a huge hit
Old 09-11-03, 10:26 AM
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Yep, they'll band together and get a lot more money next year. In their agents' defense, who would have thought it would take off like this?

IIRC Jennifer Garner had a terrible contract when she started Alias but recently renegotiated for a whole lot more.
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Will they be stuck at that pay for the remainder of the contract? That really reeks. These guys have a major hit.
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wow, looks like the studio is screwing them from behind....

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I really enjoy the show. I think they need to be paid more especially if the show continue to do well or attract even more viewers.
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$3000 for 1 day of work isn't all that bad.....
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uh, it's not only 1 day's work...

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