SOAP OPERA - Y&R..Do you think that they should have shown all the oldest soaps first?
That way ppl will have a better understanding on what this soap is about..Like back in the 70's when Snapper was around?
Inastead of jumping around back and forth like they are doing now?
- KathyLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Not really. I stopped watching it for now until they start with the new episodes again.
- LadyMertonLv 72 months ago
much has to do with Money- many actors get paid for Repeats- depending on the contract and union rules actors /writers/directors get "residual" checks
Residuals are based on how much time the actor spent on production and where it’s shown, according to the Screen Actors Guild. When TV shows are syndicated, actors can expect their paychecks four months after air date. For basic cable, it’s usually quarterly.
Let's briefly discuss how those checks that make our mailbox magic are calculated. In the context of SAG television programs and films, the term residuals refers to the money actors receive when a production is reused. After the initial use, which is either the first run in the theatre or on television, the production company or distributor must pay the performers in order to show the motion picture or television program again. For work on a film, residuals are due if the movie appears on video or DVD (including Internet rental and/or download), basic cable, and free or pay television. For work on a television show, residuals are due if a show starts reruns on the same network or is released to video or DVD (including Internet rental and/or download), pay television, broadcast television, or basic cable. All performers hired under or upgraded to a principal-performer agreement whose performance remains in the final product receive residuals. Background actors do not receive them unless they are upgraded to principal performers.
Calculation of residuals is remarkably complex. Residuals are based on formulas that take into account such things as the contract in place during the production, the time spent on the production, the production type, and the market where the product appears, whether it be television, video or DVD, pay television, or basic cable.