EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Brosnahan, head of the humorous series of Amazon The wonderful Mrs Maisel, renegotiated his market, getting a big pay raise, I learned. I hear that co-star Tony Shalhoub has also completed his contract renegotiation with Amazon Studios, while co-star Alex Borstein is in the finals.
No one would comment, but hear me say that Brosnahan will triple his previous salary, earning around $ 300,000 per episode in the third season to come. At first, she was less known than her co-stars, and I learn that she had to audition for the role, which has since made her a well-known name (and a SNL host). In addition to his salary, I hear that Brosnahan is about to get an item from the background of the series, among others.
Shalhoub was a highly accomplished film and film actor, three-time Emmy winner, when he was chosen The wonderful Mrs Maisel so he started higher on the salary scale. I heard that he was receiving a significant salary increase of over $ 250,000. Borstein is still finalizing her agreement but I have heard that she would find herself in a similar range.
Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, The wonderful Mrs Maisel has been on a roll since its launch, winning the best comedy series Emmy and Golden Globe. Brosnahan has won two Golden Globes, an Emmy and a SAG Award; Shalhoub won a SAG Award and an Emmy Award nomination. Borstein, an Emmy Award and nominations for SAG and Golden Globes. In addition, the trio shared a SAG Award comedy set with the rest of the cast, which also includes Michael Zegen, Kevin Pollak and Marin Hinkle. (It is also believed that other members of the cast are undergoing pay bumps.)
It was during the SAG Awards last month that Shalhoub made reference to renegotiations in his acceptance speech.
"I want to thank everyone from Amazon, Jen Salke, and especially James Sterling for the legal affairs and not just because I'm in full renegotiation," he joked on stage accepting his third SAG Award in the actor in a humorous category series, first for Ms. Maisel (He had already won twice for Monk.)
Salke is the head of Amazon Studios, while Sterling is the Senior Business Affairs Executive.
It is a tradition in the television industry that successful series actors renegotiate their contracts and suffer wage increases after the first two seasons.
This practice has been used by broadcast networks for decades, with the support of NBC This is us as a recent example, and has also been adopted by streaming platforms, illustrated by the recent post-season 2 salary increases for Netflix players. Strange things and 13 reasons why.
Originally picked up with an order of two seasons, Ms. Maisel was renewed for a third season in May, a few months before its premiere in November.
In addition to their praise for Ms. Maisel, Shalhoub also won a Tony last year for The group visit, and Borstein won an Emmy last year for his dubbing work on Fox Family Guy.