Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Simpsons Get More Dough!

After months of negotiations, 'The Simpsons' voice cast has agreed a pay increase with 20th Century Fox.According to Reuters the top actors will be paid €256,000 ($400,000) per episode, a significant increase from their current paycheques of €192,000 ($300,000).
In the new four-year deal Dan Castellaneta, who voices Homer Simpson and has penned several 'Simpsons' episodes, will be named as a consulting producer.

Castellaneta and most of the other key 'Simpsons' actors, Julie Kavner (Marge), Nancy Cartwright (Bart), Yeardley Smith (Lisa) and Hank Azaria (Moe), are due to begin work today on the upcoming 20th season.

The contract status of Harry Shearer, who voices Mr Burns and Ned Flanders, among other characters, is still unclear