Taylor Swift BFF Jaime King Asks Studios To Pay Actors For Streaming

Originally she had made a post on instagram with the following open letter of her own. The instagram post has since been deleted:

"Congrats and thank you Tay for supporting artistry and the support of artists big and small. I hope that these kinds of changes can be made in Hollywood- where actors are actually paid for the episodes watches on Netflix and Hulu etc. (except those shows that are original series for Netflix/Amazon/Hulu etc),” Jaime wrote in an Instagram post. “Hart of Dixie is one of the top watched shows on Hulu and helped us receive renewal many times- yet they say it’s not ‘quantifiable’ so we don’t get paid. Period. Not one cent,” she continued.

Before streaming, actors, writers, producers & directors were paid residuals for every episode watched. Which is how those in our industry would live in between work. And people rarely watch live TV- or buy TV’s- they stream, so actors etc. do NOT receive any money for episodes watched in this format. It’s imperative that ALL artists are paid for their work and for the loving that they put into in whilst the corporations make hundreds of millions yet claim they no nothing. It’s a conflict, because we want you to watch our shows and are grateful for streaming because it allows people to discover new series. I LOVE Netflix and Hulu – yet, there must be a change of course from the studios that make direct deals with them and get the money directly yet do not pay the people making the shows come to life. Thank you for encouraging change @taylorswift and I really hope that one day that will cross over into our field. With gratitude- your friend, JK.”


Sorry about the pic, mods!

How many of Taylor's BFF's do you think will get in on this? I think she has kind of a point, but at the same time, if your show doesn't make it to syndication status - should you see that kind of money?