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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: ATTN JMS: Possible strike by writers and actors
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 9/14/2000 7:05:00 AM  

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>Uh, my understanding of it was that (at least partially), she didn't want
>to be *on contract* for the whole season--JMS gave her a gentleman's
>promise that she'd be written out as necessary, but she'd still have to
>sign for all 22 eps--TNT rules and the like, I believe. That wasn't good
>enough--she wanted contractural assurance, which JMS couldn't give.

The reason for this is very simple: if you contractually pay someone 22
episodes worth for 18 episodes, that is a de facto per episode salary increase,
which would violate our agreements with all the other actors who had favored
nation status. Some of the cast came to me privately and said that if she were
to be allowed to do that and come back, *they* would leave the show.

jms

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