As I said, there's no stopping Victoria for asking the same levels of pay soon but I hope she doesn't. the pay doesn't match the show. Yes, they are all talented but I think it's overboard over that number. Wait till you really break into the movie world first.
I strongly disagree. Nick makes so much money off of these shows. Advertising, products, iTunes sales (music and episodes), DVDs etc. They make so much money. There is absolutely no reason these kids should have to make less than their adult counterparts would on a show on a different network when they actually bring in more revenue than many shows do. It is explotive to expect stars to sit back and not ask for a bigger share of the huge revenues they generate.
Victoria Justice makes more money for Nick than she would for any studio she was making a movie for. Above you said salaries like Miranda's is excessive capatilisim but it is really the opposite. Increased salaries for increased profit is how it should be. Nick making more and more money while continuing to pay less is excessive capatilism (all of the wealth held by the corporation and not shared). You wouldn't say the team who worked on the iPhone shouldn't expect more money from Apple after it was a giant success.
But Victorious has never and will never get anything close to the ratings iCarly got in its height (season 3) so she probably isn't quite as valuable. Although, iCarly doesn't have that iTunes revenue but in the end Nick is a tv network and they need ratings. Nick is the reason for its current woes but still a 1.9 isn't going to cut it.
Well, on one hand, most of the iCarly cast gets serious money, if only by their seniority on screen, which probably eats a good chunk of the budget ; on the other hand, Victorious has a cheaper cast, so most of the money probably goes into new sets. And the show has exteriors, with the tables outside of the school. So yeah, that's probably why Victorious looks less "studio-y" that iCarly.
Yeah, I also think iCarly is a more intentionally artifical world than Victorious. Everything is so bright and big. Victorious's sets generally feel more natural. Some of the "cheapness" is really just reinforcing the cartoonesque style of that world.
She started Drake and Josh and then immediately started iCarly afterwards and I think with Victoria, Dan Schneider didn't get the idea for her star vehicle until Nickelodeon asked him to make it.
True but I do think he had Victoria Justice in mind himself. That is why he used her for Shelby Marx on iCarly after her Zoey 101 run was up to keep her in the mind of the network and viewers.
Edited by Betsyb, Apr 18, 2012 @ 9:54 AM.