crazy rich asians sequel writer pay

The immense critical and commercial success of Crazy Rich Asians last summer was a watershed moment for Asian representation in a major Hollywood movie. But behind the scenes, things haven’t been quite so rosy. We became aware of Crazy Rich Asians‘ crazy rich problems last week when writer Adele Lim exited the sequel over a huge pay disparity between Warner Bros.’ starting offers to her and co-writer Peter Chiarelli.

The controversy didn’t look good for the project which, for all its talk of representation on the screen, apparently wasn’t keeping up with representation behind the screen. Now Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu, who is returning to direct the sequel, is weighing in on the Crazy Rich Asians writer pay disparity dispute.

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crazy rich asians sequel

Crazy Rich Asians, last summer’s box office hit that marked a significant touchstone for Asian and Asian-American representation in Hollywood, is currently slated to have two sequels. But the first of those follow-ups will be moving forward without co-writer Adele Lim, who walked away from the sequel after realizing there was a huge pay disparity between Warner Bros.’ starting offers to her and co-writer Peter Chiarelli: WB offered Chiarelli $800,000 to $1 million, but only $110,000-plus for Lim.
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Warner Bros Movie Prop Warehouse

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a tour of Warner Bros. Pictures old movie prop warehouse featuring iconic pieces from movies like Batman, the Harry Potter franchise, The Matrix, and more. Plus, check out Shazam! star Zachary Levi’s man cave in his garage where he seems to be a bit of a doomsday prepper, and find out some things you might not know about Quantum Leap. Read More »

2019 costume designers guild awards

Two favorites to win the Oscar for Costume Design were also highly favored at the 2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards. The guild handed top awards to Oscar costume design front-runners Black Panther and The Favourite at its ceremony on Tuesday night, which recognized the best in Hollywood costume design.

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crazy rich asians 3

Since 2010, the movie that won the Producers Guild of America award for best picture also went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars six out of eight times. (Only La La Land, The Big Short, and Gravity didn’t take home the top statue at both ceremonies; Gravity shared the PGA prize with eventual Oscar champ 12 Years a Slave in 2013.) That impressive prediction percentage means that folks who care about award season are very interested in which film takes home the PGA prize this year.

The PGA Award nominations have been released, and crowd-pleasing favorites like Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians are both in contention. Find out what else is on the list below – does it contain the future Academy Award winner for Best Picture, too?
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2018 Box Office on Track to Set New Record

2018 box office total

Despite the persistent fear that streaming will kill off movie theaters, the 2018 box office is on track to break records, domestically. The domestic box office revenue for the year just hit $11 billion, and will only continue to increase in the remaining days of 2018. This puts 2018 on the path to obliterate the previous record-holding year of 2016, where the annual box office topped-out at $11.4 billion. In short, it was a very good year for the movies. But some films weren’t so lucky…

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2019 SAG Awards Nominations

This morning, the nominations for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced. This is the ceremony where Hollywood’s actors nominate their own, ultimately voting on the winners. This year’s roster features quite the diverse array of performances across film and television…and suggests who may be suiting up for the Oscars in a few months.

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crazy rich asians sequels

Fans of the cultural phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians will soon be flush with sequels. We already knew that a Crazy Rich Asians sequel, based on author Kevin Kwan‘s follow-up novel China Rich Girlfriend, was in the works, but producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson have revealed that two Crazy Rich Asians sequels will be filmed back-to-back, likely in 2020.

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crazy rich asians box office

Crazy Rich Asians finally made its premiere in the second biggest movie market in the world, but sadly, China wasn’t crazy about the rom-com phenomenon. Though Crazy Rich Asians became a summer hit Stateside, raking in more than $173 million at the U.S. box office, it would be lucky to score more than $1 million in its opening weekend in China.

Meanwhile, Ralph Breaks the Internet is breaking the bank at No. 1 at the domestic box office, holding steady against The Grinch and Creed II.

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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Sorry, Mario won’t appear in Ralph Breaks the Internet.
  • Bill and Ted 3 will start production “pretty soon.”
  • Meet Newt’s new menagerie in Fantastic Beasts 2 featurette.
  • Also: Fantastic Beasts 2 opens the same day in China as it does in the U.S.
  • Crazy Rich Asians sequel will shoot in China.
  • V/H/S is being revived as a Snapchat show.
  • Buyers are flocking to Rambo V.
  • David Arquette would like a Scream 5, please.
  • It Chapter 2 receives a very boring announcement poster.
  • Cobra Kai episode 1 has passed 50 Million views on YouTube.

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