How A Pay Dispute Almost Shut Down The Sopranos

The drama of one of HBO’s most acclaimed series extended well beyond the confines of its slot on the schedule.

Before filming was set to commence on the fifth season of “The Sopranos,” the cast felt that they needed a contract re-negotiation, namely one that would include a substantial pay raise.

When considering how much money “The Sopranos” was making HBO (projected to be around $100 million in 2003), it’s no wonder that the cast felt they deserved compensation rivaling that of popular network stars of shows like “Frasier” or “Everybody Loves Raymond.”One cast member in particular went so far as to take HBO…The post How a Pay Dispute Almost Shut Down The Sopranos appeared first on /Film.

Read full article