Variety must be worried worried about inflation. They’re publishing sketches of what actors are commanding for acting in movies, what Netflix is paying Hemsworth and Millie Bobby Brown, what Paramount spends to keep Tom Cruise happy.
$20 million for Joaquin Phoenix to make “Joker 2?” There’s no movie without him. Pay the man.
Yeah, Netflix is spending money like drunken sailors, seeing the wealth. And? They’re figuring out how that pays off. Or doesn’t.
At least it’s not the hypocrites at Forbes scratching their heads and wringing their gnarled hands over why some worker bees are creating value and insisting on being compensated for it.
Here’s the Variety piece.