Friday, May 11, 2018

5/11/2018 09:16:00 AM
A few years ago a friend of mine casually mentioned "residual" checks coming in from a television show that they were on. I had heard about actors making money from shows that go into syndication, but I was never really sure how much. In this case, I didn't inquire because I felt it was probably rude ask something like that.

I imagine that the amount you get paid for those reruns is going to heavily depend on the level of involvement with the show. If someone were an actor, producer, and writer, I would imagine the checks would be considerably larger. I suppose it would also depend on your contract. I doubt that bit parts, or extras get residual checks... but I could be wrong.

The video below dives into some of television's biggest shows and stars from the past few decades, covering the money they make from reruns. They talk about Friends, Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, and a few others. It's pretty high level, but still really interesting.


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