Allyn Gibson wrote:
Nick Ryder wrote:
how BBC can make a 14 episode "series" take two years to tell and yet you can have a modern American tv 'season' of maybe 22-23 episodes and have do the same in less than a year. I'm thinking of a show like Sons of Anarchy which has quite a bit of stunt work, sfx, and a very large cast of regular characters.
Hollywood tolerates (and pays for) a lot more overtime than British productions will. As a side-effect, Hollywood has more money to throw around, which also means more crew. Matt Smith doesn't work a lot of 16 hour days. On House
, Hugh Laurie routinely worked 16 hour days. Different cultures.
Different salaries too - how many millions did Hugh get per episode ?
Yea, it's actually very common for US actors to work 14 or 16 hours per day.
Hugh Laurie in 2011 earned 250,000 pounds or US$409,000, according to his Wikipedia.
The Friends actors and Seinfeld making $1M or more per episode for a comedy is a rarity, and can only be sustained by incredible ratings. US$100,000 to $200,000 seems to be average lead actor fo a Series (which is what Big Bang Actors get). Kiefer Sutherland is apparently getting US$400,000 an episode for his new show
So, yea, definitely nothing to whine about, nd still totals to $2M and up per year, but, $Millions per episode is an exaggeration