$100? Really? : Celebrities [Sometimes Totally] Suck
I shouldn't be blogging about this, and I will (for the moment) retain complete confidentiality to protect the individual in question. But I've recently become part of a situation I find -- in equal parts -- absurd and hilarious all at the same time. If roughly $11,000 wasn't on the line... it would certainly be a touch more top-heavy on the latter.
I run two webdesign companies -- one caters to the "struggling" actor, the other to the successful corporate conglomeration, product, or celebrity. It's obvious which one pays the [very high] overhead I have, maintaining a loft in Venice, CA and a space in New York.
And while I've been doing webdesign professionally for over nine years, sometimes the whole "young female / struggling actress" thing comes into play.
I was recently referred an A-list film celebrity to my services. Three weeks of dedicated work, pushing aside all other clientele, and loosing former (neglected) actors was the end result of taking this job. Thus, the work was billed accordingly. At a basic hourly rate -- the exact same rate that a struggling actor pays.
Celeb client flips out at the bill. Which -- not to reiterate -- but the same number I've had musical theatre performers holding a second job while working on Broadway gladly pay.
Funny, celebrities. Hundreds of millions and squabbling over why they weren't included in a $100 special. Really? Have we fallen that far?
If I mentioned who it was... disappointment would ring through SAG like a bell through the Vatican.
Supremely Disappointed, Ashley Avis