In a very rare move for the entertainment giant, Netflix has reportedly paid bonuses to the cast & crew of the hit series Squid Game. Despite this, reports also reveal that the bonuses issued by Netflix are less than what the cast of HBO series ‘Succession’ make per episode.
Squid Game director Hwang Dnog-hyuk had revealed that he had not earned a lot of money for the series’ first season, despite its global success and evolution into a cultural phenomenon. Unlike most entertainment industry structures, Netflix does not normally pay bonuses or shares of proceeds with time, but issues a one-time payment upfront.
Netflix is never obligated to pay extra to casts and crews of successful films or series, but when a series like Squid Game makes the streaming platform over $900 million with a production cost of $21 million, you don’t really blame them.
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