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Netflix Hit With Sex & Racial Discrimination Suit By Mo’Nique Over Comedy Special Pay

At the heart of the 10-claim and jury seeking document is Mo’Nique’s contention that the $500,000 the Reed Hastings-run streamer offered her back in 2017 for a special was not just an insult but illegal. “Netflix’s business practice of paying Black women less than non-Black women for substantially equal or similar work causes harm to Plaintiff that outweighs any reason Netflix may have for doing so,” the jury seeking complaint states. – Dominic Patten, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/32J5FPv


Sendhil Ramamurthy Joins Mindy Kaling’s Coming-Of-Age Series

Ramamurthy will play Mohan Venkatesan, a warm, caring father and husband with an adventurous streak (he owns a moped). Along with his wife, he moved to Los Angeles from Chennai in 2001. He loves America and is determined to give his teenage daughter the best life possible here. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RFCrB9 [photo:20th Century Fox/IMDb]

‘On My Block’ Season 3 Starts Production As Cast Completes Contract Renegotiation

On My Block is a rare Netflix series with a cast whose members are actors of color, so the issue of equal pay is coming up in conversations. Additionally, On My Block, which depicts a group that has been underrepresented on TV, inner city youth, has been used by Netflix executives as an example of their commitment to diverse storytelling following the recent cancellation of One Day at a Time. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2Mt9Kmc

Netflix deal with Hollywood union promises better conditions for actors

The service has signed a roughly three-year contract with SAG-AFTRA that provides expanded coverage for union work. It now recognizes “performance capture” (think motion capture) and dubbing as covered work, giving actors in those fields the same labor protections as others. The people voicing the English-language version of your favorite anime might have better pay and working conditions, to put it one way. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2Y81gTE

‘On My Block’ Season 3 In Limbo Over Cast Contract Renegotiation Impasse

While actors sign multi-year deals when cast in a series (usually around six), it is customary for the performers of successful shows to seek raises after Season 2. The impetus for the salary demands by the On My Block cast was likely the big raises that the young casts of two hit Netflix series, Stranger Things, and 13 Reasons Why got heading into Season 3. The kids on Stranger Things reportedly went from around $30,000 to around $250,000 an episode, while the young cast members of 13 Reasons Why are said to have gone from $20,000 – $80,000 an episode to $150,000 – $200,000. an episode. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2LgPAMF

APA Fires ‘Stranger Things’ Star’s Agent Following Sex Abuse Allegation

“Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard then left the agency Friday, days after the allegation against Grasham surfaced. Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler on the Netflix supernatural drama series “Stranger Things” and also starred in “It,” had been represented by Grasham — whose client list consists predominately of child actors — but has now left APA. He has not yet signed with another agency. – Daniel Holloway, Variety http://ift.tt/2yGeCO3

UTA Signs YouTube Star Caeli

CaELiKe is one of the biggest digital stars in the Hispanic market with more than 20 million followers across platforms, including 10.2 million on YouTube alone. Her online success has translated into partnerships with Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble and Kit Kat Mexico. She voiced one of the leads in the Spanish-language version of DreamWorks’ animated film “Trolls” and had a role in AwesomenessTV’s “Out of My League.” – Justin Kroll, Variety http://bit.ly/2uKqkDm
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