Date: 12th December 2000

Another Good Year For Actors

The Screen Actors Guild reported record earnings by its members during 1999, a total of nearly $1.66 billion, up 1.3 percent from the previous year.

In its annual report, however, the guild observed that earnings for extras dropped 4.2 percent to $68.1 million. While some of that drop could be accounted for by the increasing inclination of producers to fill out crowd scenes with figures created digitally, a guild spokesman suggested Monday that the drop may be largely due to "runaway production."

Source: Studio Briefing