KBS is being sued for unpaid fees by a total of 102 actors: 99 actors including actors Choi Soo Jong, Seo In Sik, and Lee Hyo Jung.
The 102 actors are upset with KBS for paying them unfair wages. According to “My Daily,” they were supposed to be paid for 70 minutes of broadcasted time but they were paid for 10 minutes less (60 minutes). The actors feel they should be paid for every minute that they are on air.
The Korean Broadcasting Actors Union spokesperson mentioned the following: “The production company is the one that pays the actors; however, KBS is the ultimate decision maker on how long an episode should be aired. That is why we took action against KBS.”
Unfortunately, the payment strategy that KBS has established has been like this for 10 years. If the actors do win the lawsuit against KBS, KBS will lose more than 10 million dollars from the case. One of the lawyers in the suit explained, “The amount KBS has to pay to each actor is 100 thousand dollars. So in total, it becomes 1.2 million dollars.”
The KBS Staff mentioned: “We are very sorry about this incident to happen; however, KBS will take the rightful action.”
Article By: Rachel & Jenny
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