How are the cast and crew of Orange is the New Black making any money?
June 19, 2014 7:09 AM Subscribe
How does an on-demand streaming site pay a cast and crew?
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper to Grab Bag (26 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Orange is the New Black is exclusively on Netflix, so unlike YouTube, no advertisements. The subscription fee is not very high, and I assume that that's what was being used to run Netflix in the first place before it started having its own shows. So where is all the money coming from to fund them? Did Netflix have a bunch of extra money around from subscriptions that they could use to pay the cast and crews of two original shows (House of Cards as well)? They're hiking the price by $1, but I can't see that making enough money to pay all the people involved in these shows with gigantic casts. How does this work?