Indie Films at Studio Prices
In Hollywood, there's a studio price and an indie price. There's a two-tiered system in place. On the studio side, the top movie stars cost $20 million against a share of the gross, and the top directors command $10 million (unless you're Peter Jackson coming off "The Lord of the Rings").
Movie stars know the rules today: Sucker the studios into paying your price and go to the indies for the quality parts that will sustain your career.
(via A&L Daily