China celebrity crackdown: state TV regulators reinforce policy to stop sky-high pay for actors. From left to right - Zheng Shuang, Huo Jianhua and Zhou Xun. Photo: SCMP artwork
China celebrity crackdown: state TV regulators reinforce policy to stop sky-high pay for actors. From left to right - Zheng Shuang, Huo Jianhua and Zhou Xun. Photo: SCMP artwork

China celebrity crackdown: regulator issues new ruling to rein in sky-high pay for stars in television productions

  • Actors’ pay can account for between 50 and 80 per cent of the cost of a TV show in China, compared with 30 per cent in Hollywood
  • Actress Zheng Shuang received 160 million yuan (US$25.1 million) for appearing on just 77 days in one TV show

China celebrity crackdown: state TV regulators reinforce policy to stop sky-high pay for actors. From left to right - Zheng Shuang, Huo Jianhua and Zhou Xun. Photo: SCMP artwork
China celebrity crackdown: state TV regulators reinforce policy to stop sky-high pay for actors. From left to right - Zheng Shuang, Huo Jianhua and Zhou Xun. Photo: SCMP artwork
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