Is Greed Killing TV

5 Oct

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Another day another story about a TV show or character that may be killed off because the actors want more money.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ct-simpsons-20111005,0,4380485.story

The headline makes it sound like the actors are to blame for the demise of The Simpsons because they want more money, upon further reading you find out Fox and NewsCorp make billions from The Simpsons re-runs, DVD sales and merchandising. The actors want to be fairly compensated, they are the characters, it is their voices and line readings that keep us coming back.

1 week ago Fox announced plans to launch a Simpson’s channel. Interesting timing.

Like the riddle of the chicken and the egg, which came first the network’s greed or the actors who want more money. BTW actors belong to a union, and union busting seems to be all the rage now.

 

 

 

 

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