Monday, January 21, 2008

Do animation execs make too much?

Interesting conversation over at Cartoon Brew ...

Bob Iger and Winnie-the-Pooh

... accompanied by the above portrait of Bob Iger and his agent, which was too funny not to appropriate.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes.

Floyd Norman said...

I've always found this a funny question. What's too much? Does Bill Gates or Steve Jobs make too much money?

I remember the salad days at Disney when it seems everyone was raking in the dough. I still found it hard to ask for a raise even though kids just out of school were making more than I was.

Then again, I never got in this goofy business for the money.

CR said...

The executives I deal with are no Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.

So to answer the question, YES.

stevenem said...

The boss is making too much too much when his salary becomes the justification for sending my job overseas or telling me what I charge for freelance work goes over the "budget." Otherwise, who cares what he makes?

Justin said...

Iger is the CEO of a multi-national company that pulled in $15 billion of revenue last year, not just the head of an animation studio. Cartoonbrew members need to get over themselves. They should be looking at the salaries of Ed Catmull and John Lasseter, and then comparing them to the salaries of other animation heads such as Jeffrey Katzenberg and whoever is in charge of animation at Sony and Warner Bros.

Hoopcooper said...

Hey!

Don't forget the point here. "Who cares what execs make?" You should. You make something, even if you do it for love, and they turn around and sell it. How much we make should have some vague relationship to that. Even if you love your job, don't forget that you're the guy who does the job no one else can do. Also, don't forget that when we're talking about Execs, we're not talking just about Bob Iger...but every suit down the ladder who's flipping through your storyboard or script telling you "how comedy works." Remember, your one script or storyboard is enough to keep five or six to them in BMW's.

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