We no longer count the number of South Korean series who flock to the Netflix platform every week. Massive imports from the “Land of Fresh Morning” reveal subscribers’ unwavering enthusiasm for “k-dramas”. As evidence the huge box of Squid Game of which season 2 is particularly awaited. South Korean fiction continues to proliferate and bring in big revenues for the streaming giant. A report published last year revealed that the pure player had invested invested 2.5 billion dollars over four years to afford these productions. If more than thirty original creations were developed in 2023, the pace could drastically slow down due toa surge in production costs in Korea.
The crazy demands of Netflix stars
The platform at the red N Would she no longer have the means to keep up? According to the representative of a broadcasting company, mentioned by the site k-gen, the whims of Korean stars could be right for one of the juiciest partnerships in the history of streaming: “The main players are now demanding exorbitant feest, with reduced timings, production companies find themselves obliged to pay hundreds of millions of won per episode to recruit actors. These requirements would thus contribute to the worrying increase in budgets. If it proves impossible to respond favorably to their incredible demands, Netflix could decide to turn off the tap, to the great misfortune of fans.
These salaries that drive Netflix crazy
According to a well-placed source, “ prices tend to double when switching to Netflix, and do not decrease thereafter“ . For recent castings, South Korean actors would ask to pocket of the “stamps of 400 million won (270,000 euros), 650 million won (450,000 euros) and 700 million won (485,000 euros) per episode.” These crazy demands would also have the consequence of lowering the remuneration of technicians, the biggest losers in history. The affair is finally furiously reminiscent of that which broke out last summer in the midst of an actors’ strike in Hollywood. We then learned that salary Sean Gunn, aka Kirk Gleason in Gilmore Girlshad practically not benefited from the enormous profits generated by the series. “Ted Sarandos (Netflix CEO) pocketed $40 million from bonuses they earned from their company profits. I don’t understand why they can’t reduce these bonuses to share more wealth with the people who created the content that made them rich.”he blurted out in the columns of Hollywood Reporter.