‘Game of Thrones’ Stars Receive Equal Pay + More Industry News

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“Game of Thrones” appears to have pretty equal pay amongst its stars.
According to a list of salary-per-episode published by “Variety,” Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and Lena Headey each make an estimated $500,000 per episode. (Variety)

Let Judge Judy show you how to negotiate a salary.
Because she doesn’t negotiate: During testimony for a legal dispute between CBS and talent agency Rebel Entertainment Partners, Judge Judy Sheindlin said, “CBS had no choice but to pay me what I wanted, because otherwise I could take it wherever I wanted to take it, or do it myself.” (THR)

The big top lives on in Russia.
Circus arts are alive and well at the Moscow Circus School. (New York Times)

Morgan Freeman will be awarded SAG’s highest honor.
A voice that is recognized all over the world is now being recognized for a lifetime of achievement. Morgan Freeman has been awarded SAG-AFTRA’s highest distinction, the SAG Life Achievement Award. Freeman is not only being celebrated for his iconic style and proficiency as an actor, he is also being honored as an unrelenting humanitarian and changemaker in America. (Backstage)

Is Shailene Woodley running for Congress?
The environmental activist and actor recently said she's "not going to rule [out]" a run for Congress after working for Bernie Sanders last year. (New York Times)

Can you guess who the world’s highest paid actors are?
If you said Emma Stone and Mark Wahlberg, you’re correct. (LA Times)

Ben Platt is waving (goodbye) through a window to “Dear Evan Hansen.”
The Tony winner will leave his title role with a final performance on Nov. 19. “The Real O’Neals” star Noah Galvin will step into Evan’s khakis on Nov. 21 for a brief stint, followed by “Hello, Dolly!” actor Taylor Trensch, who will assume the role in January 2018. (Backstage)

It seems like James Cameron missed the point of “Wonder Woman” and Patty Jenkins is not having it.
In an interview with “The Guardian,” the male director said, “All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over ‘Wonder Woman’ has been so misguided. She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards.” To which Jenkins responded, “I believe women can and should be EVERYTHING just like male lead characters should be. There is no right and wrong kind of powerful woman.”(Vox)