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Could This Be The End Of Hollywood’s Pay Imbalance?

15 January 2017 1:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway looks at the inequality in what men and women get paid for movies…

There has been much made recently of the disparity in pay between men and women across all industries, and a story this week brought the issue in Hollywood into sharp relief when Natalie Portman revealed that she was paid only a third of the salary her co-star, Ashton Kutcher received for the 2011 romantic comedy No Strings Attached.

Portman isn’t the first big name female star to make her feelings known about the imbalance in Hollywood pay; with the 2014 Sony hack exposing the pay gap between Jennifer Lawrence and her male co-stars in American Hustle. I don’t know about you, but for me paying Jeremy Renner more for that film than Lawrence is nothing short of bizarre; the memorable moments of that movie all belong to her.

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- Neil Calloway

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The Oscar Week: Who was the Mvp of Phase 1?

13 January 2017 12:47 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

In this weekly feature from Murtada we follow Oscar contender appearances and interviews. With Oscar balloting closing today, who did we enjoy on the campaign trail.

This was the last week of campaigning and contenders did not disappoint. Some got a boost from the Golden Globes, while everybody continued to cram in appearances. Amy Adams got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Natalie Portman made headlines about gender wage disparity, for No Strings Attached of all her films. Many sang “I Will Survive”.

Today ends what is termed as Phase 1 in Oscar campaigning, the nomination portion. This phase started on Labor Day Weekend as films were unspooled at the Venice and Telluride festivals. So who made it through almost 5 months of interviews, appearances and came out on the other side surprising, charming and endearing to those of us who follow these things closely? Here are our favorites »

- Murtada Elfadl

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Ashton Kutcher Says He's 'So Proud' of Natalie Portman for Speaking Out About 'No Strings Attached' Wage Gap

11 January 2017 5:25 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Ashton Kutcher may have made three times as much as Natalie Portman for the pair's 2011 romantic comedy, No Strings Attached, but he's proud of her for bringing the disparity to the spotlight.

The 38-year-old actor took to Twitter on Wednesday to support Portman's claim, praising her for speaking out on the gender wage gap in Hollywood.

Watch: Natalie Portman Says Ashton Kutcher Was Paid Three Times More Than Her for 'No Strings Attached'

"So proud of Natalie and all women who stand up for closing the gender pay gap!" he tweeted.

Related: Felicity Jones Opens Up About Feminism, Pay Equality and ‘Star Wars: Rogue One

Portman, 35, revealed the disparity during a recent interview with Marie Claire.

"I knew and I went along with it, because there's this thing with 'quotes' in Hollywood," she explained. "His was three times higher than mine, so they said he should get three times more."

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Ashton Kutcher ‘So Proud’ of Natalie Portman for Shining a Light on Gender Pay Gap

11 January 2017 3:56 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ashton Kutcher is applauding Natalie Portman for taking a stand on the gender pay gap.

After the actress revealed he made triple her salary when they costarred together in the 2011 romantic comedy No Strings Attached, Kutcher took to Twitter to applaud her for having the courage to speak up.

“So proud of Natalie and all women who stand up for closing the gender pay gap!” Kutcher tweeted on Wednesday.

So proud of Natalie and all women who stand up for closing the gender pay gap! https://t.co/AV1uYY6KIe

— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) January 11, 2017

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Natalie Portman Reveals Ashton Kutcher Made ‘Three Times’ More Than Her On ‘No Strings Attached’, Kutcher Applauds Her For Speaking Out

11 January 2017 3:55 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Natalie Portman says she was only paid a fraction of what co-star Ashton Kutcher earned when they co-starred in 2011’s “No Strings Attached”. Related: Natalie Portman Reacts To Hilarious Video Of Her Nine-Year-Old Self The “Jackie” actress revealed the news in the February 2017 issue of Marie Claire U.K.: “Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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Ashton Kutcher Is ''So Proud'' of Natalie Portman for Speaking Out Against Gender Wage Gap

11 January 2017 2:49 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ashton Kutcher is on Natalie Portman's side. In a recent interview with Marie Claire U.K., the actress revealed she earned three times less than her male co-star in the 2011 rom-com No Strings Attached.  "I wasn't as pissed as I should have been," the Jackie star told the mag. "I mean, we get paid a lot, so it's hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy."  Kutcher has since spoken out on Twitter, sharing a message of support for Portman and gender equality. "So proud of Natalie and all women who stand up for closing the gender pay gap!" the actor wrote online Wednesday, also sharing a link to the interview.  In Natalie's »

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Natalie Portman Reveals Extent Of The Gender Pay Gap In Hollywood

11 January 2017 12:28 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Natalie Portman is arguably one of the most respected actresses working in film today. Aside from having the giant franchises of both Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe on her resume, she has a lengthy list of impressive titles whose cast lists bear name – beginning with the remarkable Leon back in 1994, when she was just 11 years of age. So, as she promotes her latest project – the award-winning Jackie – we pay close attention when Portman draws back the curtain to reveal the reality about the gender pay gap, using her 2011 film No Strings Attached as an example.

“I knew and I went along with it because there’s this thing with ‘quotes’ in Hollywood. His [quote] was three times higher than mine, so they said he should get three times more. I wasn’t as pissed as I should have been. I mean, we get paid a lot, so it’s hard to complain, »

- Sarah Myles

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Newswire: Natalie Portman’s No Strings Attached salary was three times less than Ashton Kutcher’s

11 January 2017 11:02 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Is Ashton Kutcher three times as famous as Natalie Portman? Or is it maybe that she’s only one-third as talented as him? That doesn’t seem right. So, unless Hollywood salaries are decided by height, it seems pretty indefensible that Kutcher was paid three times as much as Portman (who really is quite tiny) for their dual leading roles in 2011’s No Strings Attached. The 35-year-old Academy Award winner revealed the gross financial asymmetry in a recent interview with Marie Claire.

“I knew and I went along with it because there’s this thing with ‘quotes’ in Hollywood,” she explained. “His [quote] was three times higher than mine, so they said he should get three times more. I wasn’t as pissed as I should have been.” And before a battalion of intentionally obtuse alt-right types storm Twitter to balk at Portman’s complaint at not being quite ...

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- Dennis DiClaudio

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Natalie Portman Reveals Male Co-Star Was Paid Three Times More Than Her

11 January 2017 10:28 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a new interview, Natalie Portman said she was paid a third of what one of her male co-stars earned.

As part of an interview for her cover story with Marie Claire U.K., Portman said that she knew about the pay gap during her time working with Ashton Kutcher on the 2011 film “No Strings Attached,” but revealed that she wasn’t as troubled about the issue as she now believes she should have been.

“I knew and I went along with it because there’s this thing with ‘quotes’ in Hollywood,” Portman told the magazine. “His [quote] was three times higher than mine so they said he should get three times more.”

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No Strings Attached” was released in January 2011, just before Portman won an Oscar for her performance in “Black Swan.” At that point she had already been nominated for an Academy Award »

- Sarah Ahern

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Natalie Portman Reveals Ashton Kutcher Was Paid Three Times More for No Strings Attached

11 January 2017 8:23 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Natalie Portman has joined the long list of actresses who are speaking out about the gender pay gap in Hollywood.

The 35-year-old actress revealed to Marie Claire UK that costar Ashton Kutcher was paid three times more than her for their 2011 film No Strings Attached.

“I wasn’t as pissed as I should have been. I mean, we get paid a lot, so it’s hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy,” Portman said.

“I knew and I went along with it,” Portman added, noting that Kutcher’s standard fee to take part in a film — his “quote” — was higher than hers. »

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Natalie Portman: Ashton Kutcher Was Paid Three Times My Salary for ‘No Strings Attached’

11 January 2017 8:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Natalie Portman’s latest performance in Pablo Larraín’s biographical drama “Jackie,” about the life of Jacqueline Kennedy after her husband’s assassination, has garnered plenty of awards attention this season. She was recently nominated for Best Actress at the Golden Globes, won the award at the Critics’ Choice Awards and placed second after Isabelle Huppert in IndieWire’s own critics poll.

Read More: Natalie Portman Slams Hollywood’s Diversity Problem: ‘Movies Are All About White Men’

But despite all the acclaim Portman has received in her career, including an Oscar win for her performance in “Black Swan,” she still faces the same struggles that many women face in the film industry, especially with regards to pay disparity. In a new interview with Marie Claire UK, she says that her co-star Ashton Kutcher “was paid three times as much” for his work in the romantic comedy “No Strings Attached,” about »

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Natalie Portman: I Should’ve Been More ‘Pissed’ Over Pay Gap With Ashton Kutcher

11 January 2017 7:45 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher split the screen in 2011’s “No Strings Attached,” but they didn’t split the film’s salary budget right down the middle. Looking back at the pay disparity, which she was aware of at the time, Portman told Marie Claire: “I wasn’t as pissed as I should have been.” “I mean, we get paid a lot, so it’s hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy,” she continued. Also Read: Oscars Gender Gap Extends to Actors and Actresses Portman only went along with the whole thing because of Hollywood’s reliance on “quotes, »

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Natalie Portman Admits She Should've Been More ''Pissed'' When Co-Star Ashton Kutcher Earned Three Times More Than Her

11 January 2017 5:17 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The gender wage gap in Hollywood? Natalie Portman has something to say about it.  The Jackie star appears on the cover of Marie Claire U.K's February issue, inside revealing yet another startling incident in which a female actress earned far less than her male co-star. For her performance in 2011 rom-com No Strings Attached, Portman tells the mag that she earned three times less than Ashton Kutcher.  But according to the 35-year-old Oscar winner, Natalie wishes her reaction was less indifferent: "I wasn't as pissed as I should have been. I mean, we get paid a lot, so it's hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy." She added, »

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Natalie Portman: Ashton Kutcher was paid three times more than me on No Strings Attached

11 January 2017 3:04 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor reveals the salary disparity for a romcom released the same year she won an Oscar for Black Swan

Natalie Portman, whose performance as Jackie Kennedy in a forthcoming film has many tipping her for repeat Oscar glory, has reignited the Hollywood gender pay gap controversy in a new interview.

Speaking to Marie Claire UK, Portman, 35, said her co-star in 2011 romcom No Strings Attached, was paid considerably more than her. “Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as much as me on No Strings Attached,” she told the magazine, ascribing the disparity to an inflated asking price for Kutcher, based on his projected worth.

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- Catherine Shoard

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Natalie Portman Says Ashton Kutcher Was Paid Three Times More Than Her for 'No Strings Attached'

10 January 2017 6:07 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Natalie Portman is speaking out.

The Jackie star revealed to Marie Claire UK that "Ashton Kutcher was paid three times as much as me on No Strings Attached,” the 2011 romantic comedy the pair starred in together.

Marie Claire

More: Jennifer Lawrence Chants for Equal Pay During a Surprise Drop-In at the Women in Film Pre-Oscar Party

“I knew and I went along with it, because there's this thing with 'quotes' in Hollywood," Portman explained. "His was three times higher than mine, so they said he should get three times more."

"I wasn't as pissed as I should have been," she added. "I mean, we get paid a lot, so it's hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy."

More: Felicity Jones Opens Up About Feminism, Pay Equality and ‘Star Wars: Rogue One

And while successful actors do make a more than comfortable living, Portman pointed out that the disparity is worse than the national pay gap »

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‘Kushuthara: Pattern of Love’ Exclusive Trailer: A Western Journalist Falls For Bhutanese Girl as Past and Present Collide

10 January 2017 2:38 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bhutan has a population of less than one million people but nevertheless contains a thriving film industry. Though the Bhutanese film industry has largely looked east for inspiration, modeling itself on Bollywood, director Karma Deki has decided to adopt a more Western style with her new love story “Kushuthara: Pattern of Love,” the first Bhutanese film to star a western actor, and one that will receive a North American release.

Read More: How to Launch an International Film Festival in a Small Buddhist Country

Set in parts of the Himalayas usually inaccessible to foreigners, the film stars Emrhys Cooper (“Vanity”) as Charlie, a western photojournalist who engages in a love affair with Bhutanese girl Chomiko (Kezang Wangmo). As the two get to know each other, they realize that their lives are entangled and they’ve been destined to meet. The film also co-stars Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuck, who starred alongside Brad Pitt »

- Vikram Murthi

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Jamie Foxx Calls Robin Hood Remake Gritty And Real, No Tights Involved

4 January 2017 6:16 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Competing films in Hollywood are nothing new. We’ve seen it many times before, whether it be Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down, Mirror, Mirror and Snow White and the HuntsmanNo Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits or countless others. It’s a common trend and one that looks to continue in the near future. That’s because the iconic story of Robin Hood is gearing up for the big screen treatment once again and will be arriving from a couple of different studios.

First up, we’ve got Lionsgate’s Robin Hood which, from what we’ve heard, will be a mature origin story for the character. On the opposite side of the spectrum, there’s Nottingham & Hood from Disney, which will be a family friendly adventure. Then, somewhere in between, we’ve got Sony’s take on the tale, which is apparently titled Hood and said »

- Michael Briers

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