Writers strike – Dave and Jay losing £500,000 a week?

Writers strike – Dave and Jay losing £500,000 a week?

According to showbiz news website Showbiz Spy, the WGA writers strike is “costing talk show kings David Letterman and Jay Leno half-a-million dollars each a week”. Dave and Jay usually get around $500,000 from their networks (CBS for the Late Show and NBC for The Tonight Show). The Late Show gets its network payment to Worldwide Pants (Letterman’s production company that produces the Late Show and the Late Late Show) and The Tonight Show gets its network payment directly to Jay. Showbiz Spy says “Leno last week stopped receiving his $520,000 weekly salary, according to production sources”. Letterman’s yearly salary is reported as being over $30 million. The writers strike continues.

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