The Screen Actors Guild of America are on strike to attempt to claw back some of the money they really should be earning from the billions consumers spend, and to safeguard their futures.
The fact a studio started insisting they to pay actors for one days work to scan them and then use them in any project forever for no extra fee should be enough to get everyone’s support. Sadly, it isn’t.
Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame has been on the picket line, and he’s been talking about how Netflix just aren’t paying him residuals for Breaking Bad, and he’s one of the main actors in a massive show. How are minor actors surviving?
“I don’t get a piece from Netflix on Breaking Bad to be totally honest and that’s insane to me,” Paul told Euronews. “I think a lot of these streamers know that they have been getting away with not paying people a fair wage and now it’s time to pony up.”