Well, this explains why Days would still be in production during a strike. It still seems odd though, when it can halt other productions, but I haven't had a chance to dive deeper into the exception she references.
"Do you like my mask? Isn't it pretty? It raises the dead."
Good for Linsey. It's hard for a lot of people to wrap their heads around the fact that the 700-800 super-famous actors are only in the top 2-5% of salaries. Most actors make like $4000 a project or something. I think I saw something about Edward Norton said he doesn't make any money when he works on Wes Anderson movies, he gets paid the basic $4000 because he wants to work with him. Granted, Edward Norton is wealthy and comes from a wealthy family so being paid $4000 for a movie isn't a big deal for him but just imagine you're a working actor and you book a role for $4000 and then you get nothing for 6 months.
I know Chrishell Stause talked about how she got her realtor's license because she wasn't making enough money acting. Ari Zucker and Shawn Christian have their life coaching business. A lot of actors have second jobs. Remember when Geoffrey Owens was "shamed" for working at Whole Foods? He needed a job!
Anyway, there's a lot of money in the entertainment industry, and it seems as though there's just a small percentage of people who have it. I am a big believer in fair pay. I also think the actors and writers are right to be concerned about AI and now is the time to put provisions in place to protect themselves and their work/likeness.