Money money money - Jay Maynard

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Monday, 17 May 2004

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1233 - Money money money

I got a check today for my first appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Not a whole pile of bucks, but not chump change, either. (It might be for a star, but not for me.) I'm expecting another check this time next week, and it'll be for a little more money - I was listed as a panel guest for the first show, and a principal performer for the second. (Dunno what the difference is, but it's about a 30% raise.)

The real hit will be when I get a bill for the AFTRA initiation fee, though; it'll probably wipe out my earnings to date.

Update: They won't send me a bill. If I do more than a specific number of appearances in a certain length of time (the talent coordinator said she thought it was 3 in a month, but she wasn't sure), then I'll have to agree to send future pay to AFTRA until the initiation fee is paid. I get to keep the money I've already received.

current mood: [mood icon] pleased

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Congrats! I hope they paid for the plane fare too. :)

It came to mind that you've got an opprotunity if you want to use it. You could either begin selling TRON suits, or maybe sell your TRON suit on Ebay. (It'd be a shame, but there's always more to be made if you could get a good price for it.) Not sure about the legalities from Disney on selling TRON suits, but it came to mind so I figured I'd offer the idea.

What's AFTRA?

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They paid for all of the expenses, so that's not something I had to pick up.

I've been asked several times if I'd be willing to sell my costume, or make them for others. Mine is not for sale. I don't think I'm good enough to charge what I'd have to get to make them for others, at least not yet, and I don't think there's enough of a market there for them to do it full-time.

AFTRA is the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, the radio/TV actor's union. I'm now a member (or will be when my initiation fee is paid, probably; I don't know how the mechanics of that will work).

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