Monday 25 September 2017

Pay Deal reached by adult Modern Family cast - but kids want rise

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: The cast of 'Modern Family' pose in the press room with their Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series award for 'Modern Family' during the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: The cast of 'Modern Family' pose in the press room with their Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series award for 'Modern Family' during the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

A PAY Deal between the adult Modern Family cast and studio bosses has been reached after weeks of drawn out disputes and legal wrangling – however now the child stars of the hit comedy are seeking a pay rise.

The new deal between studio bosses and the adult cast sees their salary increased to $150,000 (€122,000) per episode, a rise of $85,000 (€69,000) per episode.

In return the cast have agreed to add an eight season to their contract, which will see them earn $350,000 (€285,000) an episode.

The child stars of the comedy are now said to be following the example of the adults – and have banded together for joint salary negotiations.

Ariel Winter, 14 (Alex), Nolan Gould, 13 (Luke), and Rico Rodriguez, 13 (Manny), will attempt to gain an increase in agreement for an eighth series.

Actress Sarah Hyland, (21) who plays Haley, will negotiate separately as she had several acting credits to her name before she joined the show.

The child star negotiations are not expected to disrupt filming as the adult ones did last week, when the first table read had to be postponed.

The fourth series of the comedy will focus on the repercussions from Gloria’s (Sofia Vergara) pregnancy.

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