'Jersey Shore' Cast Gets Massive Pay Raise Following Strike
After launching a weekend filming strike, the cast of Jersey Shore can look forward to a hefty pay raise as they head into their new season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter the cast will be getting close to $30,000 per episode for the filming of their new season "2.5." That's close to a 200% increase from their original salary for season one, which was close to $5,000.
The cast originally announced that they were on strike this weekend when they were preparing for shooting "at home" scenes for the "2.5" season. The cast was reportedly upset because they wanted to renegotiate their contracts before the shooting of the new season.
Things got complicated when show producers reportedly called the cast "expendable" but MTV didn't want to lose their magic guido cast.
Not everyone in the cast will be getting paid the same amount: Certain stars like The Situation will get massive bonuses if ratings meet certain requirements. However, we don't think that anyone in the cast is scoffing over their big pay raise.
As for the pay raise and strike, MTV released the following statement:
We don't comment on any contractual conversations. Season 2 premieres July 29 and production is on schedule.
We guess that going on strike can sometimes pay off!
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