This article was written by Brad Brevet.
Yesterday The Hollywood Reporter’s Kim Masters posted a rather ominous article detailing the production budget of James L. Brooks’s upcoming romantic comedy How Do You Know starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson.
Why do I bring this up? Well, in Masters’s article it says the film cost upwards of $120 million with $50 million of that going just to the talent. Reese Witherspoon ($15 million), Jack Nicholson ($12 million), Owen Wilson ($10 million) and Paul Rudd ($3 million) received their quotes, and Brooks will earn about $10 million plus backend for writing, producing and directing.
Read the rest of this article from Rope of Silicon.
Sign up now for your own FREE monthly subscription to “The Director’s Chair” filmmaking ezine and get the first 28 pages of my 210 page Film Directing Multi-Media Online course, “The Art and Craft of the Director Audio Seminar.”