NewsWire: 'Lord Of The Rings' Stars Rebel Against Studio - Newline

Eighteen members of the Lord of the Rings cast rebelled against New Line Cinemas over their bonus payments, according to the BBC. The actors, who have not been named, are said to have complained that their bonus payments for the second movie were less than their first. The actors are said to have noticed that the bonus payments, which are paid for promotional work and premieres, had excluded certain people. The 18 people group are said to have written a letter to New Line chairman Richard Parsons in which they appealed to him over the payments. The group are now said to have struck a deal for the final movie in which a bonus pool will be created, and which the whole cast will share.
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