The Simpsons dispute
October 5, 2011 by staff
The Simpsons dispute, The future of the cartoon series The Simpsons U.S. is in doubt after the 20th Century Fox Television, said he could no longer afford to produce the show without his voice actors to take a huge pay cut.
The company issued a statement after a report said he had threatened to end the cartoon unless the players agreed to a payment of 45% reduction.
“We believe that this brilliant series can and should continue, but can not produce the next seasons in the current financial model,” the statement said.
“We hope we can reach an agreement with the cast of voices that allows Simpson to go on entertaining the audience with original episodes for many years to come.”
The Simpsons, the greatest comedy series in television time in the U.S., is in its 23rd season on Fox’s show generates billions of dollars worldwide through syndication and DVD sales and goods.
Fox’s statement followed a report in the Daily Beast website News, who said members of the main voice cast – including the voices of Homer (Dan Castellaneta), Marge (Julie Kavner), Bart (Nancy Cartwright) and Lisa (Yeardley Smith) – are struggling to renegotiate the contracts currently see them winning about 8 million (5 million pounds) each season.
The report, quoting an unnamed insider said that the cast had tried unsuccessfully to negotiate a 30% pay cut in exchange for a portion of the benefits of the program. Fox did not dispute the report.
The Simpsons is broadcast in over 100 countries and 50 languages ??and has become a staple of American culture.
Industry sources said that TV producers have enough episodes to keep comedy in the air until the end of the 2011-12 television season in May.
The sources said the dispute should be resolved by the writers of December, so you can work either at the end of the season or the end of the series, depending on the outcome of the talks.
Other cast members and the team also was asked to take pay cuts.
In recent weeks, executives at News Corp, owner of Fox, have said they are looking for ways to make more money with the program in the future, both trade union rights and other areas.
The company’s accounting operations, the statement Carey said in an investor conference on Sept. 14 that the executives had held several meetings in the past six months to “pursue opportunities from A to Z”.
“Whether the channel, digital, ourselves, to others, is a unique series on television, with a volume that is unprecedented,” said Carey.
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