Hacked Sony Emails Reveal Lack Of Pay Parity In Film Industry | Film News
The ongoing hacking into the world of Hollywood/Sony emails has revealed pay inequality between women and men in the film industry. American Hustle which starred Jennifer Lawrence was the movie to be exposed for the injustice.
Lawrence is one of the biggest stars in movies at the moment and must attract major profit for the industry, from the movies she stars in, still that isn’t enough for her to be on the same pay as her recent co-star Christian Bale. Snippets of the hacked emails sent by Andrew Gumpert, president of business affairs and administration for Columbia Pictures, can be read below, make of them what you will.
“Got a steve warren/gretchen rush call that it’s unfair the male actors get 9% in the pool and jennifer is only at 7pts. You may recall Jennifer was at 5 (Amy was and is at 7) and WE wanted in 2 extra points for Jennifer to get her up to 7. If anyone needs to top Jennifer up, it’s Megan. BUT I think Amy and Jennifer are tied so upping JL, ups AA. The current talent deals are: O’Russell: 9%; Cooper: 9%; Bale: 9%; [Jeremy] Renner: 9%; Lawrence: 7%; Adams: 7%”.
For your reference, “AA” and “Amy” refer to the other female lead in the movie, Amy Adams, Megan refers to Megan Ellison, the head of Annapurna Pictures, which financed the film with Columbia Pictures, while Warren and Gretchen are Lawrence’s lawyers, and the 5 and 7 refer to the percentage of the profits the actors earn.
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