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Grey’s cast cashes in….

Posted in Grey's Characters, Grey's News by iluvgreys on March 12, 2007

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Pay rise…Cast members of Grey’s Anatomy settled a pay dispute with their employer and will be paid more for past and future shows. / The Sunday Telegraph

 Grey’s Anatomy cast cashes in

March 11, 2007 12:00

Article from: The Sunday Telegraph

 

THE pay dispute that threatened production of one of the world’s most popular TV shows has been resolved.

A number of Grey’s Anatomy castmates settled their pay claims yesterday, and most were handsomely rewarded, according to industry reports.

Series namesake Ellen Pompeo was the best compensated of the lot, signing a new contract that will see her rake in roughly $US200,000 ($A256,150) per episode.

Co-stars T.R. Knight, Justin Chambers, James T. Pickens Jr. and Chandra Wilson fared almost as well, with each now set to receive $US125,000 per episode.

The news comes in the wake of the ABC hit’s Golden Globe win for Best TV Drama and the cast earning a SAG Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series.

The pay rises are reportedly retroactive, meaning that the actors will also receive a major one-time payout compensating for the difference between what they were making and what they will be making per episode, dating back to this season’s premiere.

While each of the cast members was already under seven-year contracts, it is typical for actors on breakout hits to renegotiate after the second season.

Grey’s Anatomy is in its third season.

Sandra Oh, Patrick Dempsey, Katherine Heigl and Isaiah Washington are still either negotiating pay rises or are happy with their current deals.

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