Wheel of Fortune‘s long-time letter-turner Vanna White final had a pay enhance 18 years in the past, and so she is on the lookout for a major bump as negotiations proceed for a brand new contract.
It was reported final week that White had agreed to a brand new contract for ABC‘s Movie star Wheel of Fortune, however she remains to be negotiating a pay bump for the syndicated present as her present contract runs via 2024.
In response to TMZ, White’s lawyer Bryan Freedman instructed Sony Footage his shopper is on the lookout for 50% of what [Pat] Sajak makes.
Nevertheless, a supply has instructed Individuals that the earlier report was “inaccurate,” together with the declare that White accepted a proposal of $100,000 per episode to proceed the Movie star version of the present.
“50 % of Pat’s wage is so outrageous that nobody of their proper thoughts may say that it’s honest,” the supply said. “The negotiation is asking for rather more than 50 % of his wage. It’s asking for a similar pay — if no more.”
The supply added that for years, “Vanna was instructed, ‘When you struggle this, you’ll lose your job. You’re fortunate to have the job.’ And when folks inform you that for thus lengthy, you imagine it,’” earlier than including that White is now able to struggle for her future. “She’s a extremely, actually candy particular person. She deserves a lot extra.”
White has co-hosted Wheel of Fortune for over 4 a long time alongside Sajak, who just lately introduced he might be retiring after the present’s forty first season. American Idol‘s Ryan Seacrest might be taking up Sajak’s position beginning in late 2024.
The supply instructed Individuals that White made roughly $3 million a 12 months for the previous 18 years for her work on Wheel and has by no means had a pay enhance in that point.
Sony Footage have but to touch upon the matter.
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