Celebrity Photographer: A Paparazza Confession
Is a photo what motivates people to read celebrity gossip magazines?
If there were a list of most hated professions, paparazzi might earn the top spot. Few people …
Cooing at the sparkle of a diamond bracelet, answering questions about holiday flatware and pushing laptops designed for the whole family – are these job skills? Absolutely. Welcome to the wild, live world of a QVC TV host.
These bright-smiled folks seem to fascinate viewers. Could they have one of the most fun jobs around? It's likely that plenty of people have watched QVC (I'm raising my hand. You can, too) and thought, "Heck, I could do that. I wonder what it’s like and how much they make?" So, I decided to do some investigative reporting and look into QVC host salaries, job duties, and what other jobs are available at QVC.
You may have heard that members of the Writer's Guild are on strike, but it's not just Hollywood writer salaries that are in jeopardy. According to Reuters.com, non-writing staff members of TV shows are being shown the door. NBC recently laid off the entire production staff of the Tonight Show and workers were told that their jobs might not be there after the strike. Fortunately, Jay Leno has said that he'll pay their salaries.
On the east coast, TV show staffs are also being affected by the writer's strike. Like Leno, late night talker Conan O'Brien is paying, out of his own pocket, the salaries of nearly 80 non-writing staffers and the Hollywood writer salaries of his joke scribes (the AFP reports). Why are the writers striking? What is at stake for Hollywood writer salaries? Keep reading!
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Getting paid millions to talk is about the easiest job out there, but getting there is another matter. Forbes recently covered the topic of talk show host salary. You may be surprised to learn that the largest talk show host salary belongs to Howard Stern. The outrageous radio show host receives $500 million salary per his 5-year contract with Sirius Satellite Radio. In addition to his talk show host salary, Howard received a bonus of 22.1 million company shares, reportedly valued at $82.9 million, bringing his total income (last year) to $302 million!
In second place is the more palatable Oprah Winfrey, who earned $225 million, but that wasn't all based on her talk show host salary. The popular daytime gabber has several sources of income: Her talk show, weekly XM Satellite Radio show, part-ownership of Rachel Ray's syndicated daily talk show and a voice-over role in the latest film adaptation of Charlotte’s Web; that doesn't count her magazine, books and other Oprah-related merchandise.
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Name: Lynn Hasty
Job Title: Founder/Owner/Publicist Green Galactic
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Years of Experience: 13
Employer: Green Galactic (Self)
Salary Report: Hollywood Publicist Salary
Do you love working with people, promoting arts and entertainment, or supporting creative projects? Being a Hollywood Publicist sounds glamorous, but as publicist Lynn Hasty told us in a recent interview, it's all about "making friends." We asked Lynn about a publicist's salary, publicist career descriptions, the duties of a publicist, and what jobs for publicists are really like. If you're interested in public relations, a publicist career or publicist salaries, keep reading!
Hollywood Publicist Job Description:
My work as a publicist includes helping clients get themselves or their product or service into the media: print, online, radio, TV. I deal with Arts & Entertainment-type clients and campaigns. In working with basically unknown artists, I interact with the media, to help educate, enlighten, promote and publicize. Hopefully, I get to work with a client on an ongoing basis so that we can achieve these tasks over time.