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Are France’s actors getting paid too much?

New polemic emerges on the heels of the Depardieu scandal

In an op-ed published on December 28 in the French daily Le Monde, Vincent Maraval, president and C.E.O of Wild Bunch, a major European distributor, decried what he views as the excessive pay earned by certain French actors with few, if any, titles turning out a profit. The blame, according to Maraval, lies in the French movie financing system. "Why pay these fees if the results do not materialize ... more >