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Old 01-19-2019, 06:03 PM
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I doubt she’ll get any from movies she’s done, as she was mainly a bit player at best supporting, and she was not of high enough profile to be given residues (she might have asked).
She may get some from Suits (edit: looks like the show went past it’s 100 episode last season), but again she was a supporting actress and the contract she had when she left may have well been the same she signed when the show began - which mean whatever percentage she may get will be very minor. You must remove, Suits was not (and still is not) a highly watched or known publicized show (even among the cable & low rating shows), I highly doubt it will have much syndication prowess once it’s run will be over- as is the case with most similarly low rated and barely known shows.
I'm sorry, but where did you get your info from? Suits, for a cable show has very high ratings especially for the last few years. Trust me, it wouldn't have survived cable tv if it didn't and NBC has a really bad reputation for axing shows that are not profitable. Also, Meghan was not a "supporting" actress in suits. She was one of the main 5 characters on the show, which means behind the two males "leads", she was a starring character. In fact, the entire premise of Suits relies around an ensemble cast. I will agree with you on her movies. She was not in any notable movies that would bring in a substantial residual check, but as for Suits, she will be getting a hefty pay-check yearly or bi-yearly now that it's in syndication. I think this is why she was so grateful once it got past 100 episodes. If a show does well and gets past that threshold, that is a sigh of relief for most actors as they can definitely count on a check for the rest of their lives, barring a severe incident, i.e. the Cosby show.

Also, we have to remember, she was on for years, which means there were negotiations throughout that time, which probably means once NBC decided that it was worth it, the actors probably were in a better place for to negotiate for the event of syndication.
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:57 PM
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I have a friend who did a national commercial 2 years ago. She still gets money from it. Heck she pays her rent off that commercial to this day as it still airs.

You will be surprise how much that can continue. It is all about contracts. Some people if they don't know can very well be ripped off and see nothing. Others can really protect themselves and make a nice penny.

And with Meghan's new profile her movies have been getting a lot of airtime worldwide which is great for those other actors involved. Meghan will be getting checks from Suits and the other stuff but no doubt will be going right into a trust.

What she makes all depends on how she negotiated and we have to remember the cast renewed their contracts after the 3rd season I believe. Many got raises and no doubt the syndication contact was also a factor.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:19 PM
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I'm sorry, but where did you get your info from? Suits, for a cable show has very high ratings especially for the last few years. Trust me, it wouldn't have survived cable tv if it didn't and NBC has a really bad reputation for axing shows that are not profitable. Also, Meghan was not a "supporting" actress in suits. She was one of the main 5 characters on the show, which means behind the two males "leads", she was a starring character. In fact, the entire premise of Suits relies around an ensemble cast. I will agree with you on her movies. She was not in any notable movies that would bring in a substantial residual check, but as for Suits, she will be getting a hefty pay-check yearly or bi-yearly now that it's in syndication. I think this is why she was so grateful once it got past 100 episodes. If a show does well and gets past that threshold, that is a sigh of relief for most actors as they can definitely count on a check for the rest of their lives, barring a severe incident, i.e. the Cosby show.

Also, we have to remember, she was on for years, which means there were negotiations throughout that time, which probably means once NBC decided that it was worth it, the actors probably were in a better place for to negotiate for the event of syndication.
Exactly. I know people like to downplay her acting career, but I knew of a lot of people in my social circle who watched Suits. I still remember a friends texting me "Prince Harry is dating Rachel from Suits???" when he released the statement. Suits wasn't/isn't a prestige drama or anything, but it certainly has a lot of fans, especially in the 20/early 30s demo.

I didn't watch the show until a few months ago/after the wedding myself. I tried to watch the current season, but honestly the show took a left turn in season 4 or 5 for me and the latest season is just terrible IMO.

Meghan is going to be getting a tidy sum, regardless, thanks to syndication. If she invests that well and just lets it grow, that could be a nice little sum for one of their children when they are older.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:43 PM
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Yes, on YouTube there are a couple of posters that start each clip referring to "Meghan Markle the former D list actress'. Really subtle.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:31 PM
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The significance of 100 episodes is that is the usual benchmark where a show can be sold for syndication but then the show's episodes have to actually be purchased and then broadcasted. AFAIK Suits is not syndicated in the U.S. It could be syndicated in other countries but my understanding is that the compensation model is different and not as generous when it comes to foreign markets.
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Exactly. I know people like to downplay her acting career, but I knew of a lot of people in my social circle who watched Suits. I still remember a friends texting me "Prince Harry is dating Rachel from Suits???" when he released the statement. Suits wasn't/isn't a prestige drama or anything, but it certainly has a lot of fans, especially in the 20/early 30s demo.

I didn't watch the show until a few months ago/after the wedding myself. I tried to watch the current season, but honestly the show took a left turn in season 4 or 5 for me and the latest season is just terrible IMO.

Meghan is going to be getting a tidy sum, regardless, thanks to syndication. If she invests that well and just lets it grow, that could be a nice little sum for one of their children when they are older.
I only casually followed Harry until this. I didn’t even the royal wedding in 2011 because I didn’t find it worth my while to wake up early. I was, however, a long term follower of Suits. One of the major ways TV stars get paid is the show airing internationally. Apparently that’s a BIG source of money, which is why they send actors to promote the show locally, which is also how Meghan met Violet von Westonholz, who is rumored to have played match maker between her and Harry.

While Suits doesn’t pull in the number of some non-cable network shows, it had its loyal followings. USA is known for well developed characters in fast moving storylines. She’s not on her original contract. All of them has had to sign renewals, and another renewal was coming at the end of season 7, which is why Emily Andrews got so pissed when NBC lied to her as she dug into that as an indication of Meghan possibly being engaged to Harry soon right before the engagement.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:09 PM
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Meghan was part of an ensemble cast of a long-running, world-wide syndicated tv show. Even before Meghan started dating Harry it was long established that Suits had one of the best and biggest syndication deals on TV at the time. Frequently cited along with Breaking Bad and Walking Dead as cable shows that could be doing 0.1 demos on their own channel and still get renewed because of how lucrative the syndication money is to NBC.

It was one of the first shows that realised how much money could be made on streaming platforms(Netflix and the like) and continues to be included on 'trending' lists every quarter since then.

IIAK, the entire ensemble cast receives royalties every quarter, which is then divided among them equally. (in this case among 6 people) That's for certain. Of course each actor can have certain added bonuses that were negotiated during contracts renewals, but that would not affect the royalties of the other actors.

While she is not making millions off Suits every year now, a steady low 6 figure is a fairly conservative bet.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:38 PM
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hum I wonder how will be with her taxes, she still hold American passport and she will have to file that .
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:18 AM
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Meghan also wasn't just a "bit player" in the movies she did. She had the lead role in Hallmark's "Dater's Handbook" which still airs on Hallmark channels from time to time. Royalties from appearances can amount to quite a bit of money. For example, Friends. The show's success still pays dividends for the cast. In 2015, USA Today reported that Warner Bros. earns $1 billion a year from “Friends.” Meghan has quite a long list of films to her name. Some I've heard of and seen and some I haven't. At that time, it was more likely to remember the film rather than her name as the actress in it.

I would imagine that Meghan has it all set up that any royalties she earns goes into a specific portfolio and is invested. I am totally illiterate when it comes to the tax problem so I can't help there.
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Old 01-20-2019, 02:56 AM
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hum I wonder how will be with her taxes, she still hold American passport and she will have to file that .
Until she gives up her citizenship, she’ll pay taxes on her earned income like the rest of us.
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:21 PM
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Until she gives up her citizenship, she’ll pay taxes on her earned income like the rest of us.
Absolutely. She will probably just file separately each year the straight forward forms as she doesn't have any other assesses here. Quite a common practice for citizens permanently living in other countries. Forms very easy to complete and you can even see copies required on Internet.
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I only casually followed Harry until this. I didn’t even the royal wedding in 2011 because I didn’t find it worth my while to wake up early. I was, however, a long term follower of Suits. One of the major ways TV stars get paid is the show airing internationally. Apparently that’s a BIG source of money, which is why they send actors to promote the show locally, which is also how Meghan met Violet von Westonholz, who is rumored to have played match maker between her and Harry...
Where is it confirmed that's how Meghan met Violet? I'm not disagreeing. It's just that I don't think a lot is definitively known about the detailed chronology and genesis of Meghan's close friendships, which eventually led to her meeting Prince Harry. I have a feeling that Meghan met Violet through Misha Nonoo, although I could be wrong. Here's the trajectory I think transpired: Meghan likely met Jessica on the set of Suits where Jessica was a stylist, but I haven't seen confirmation of that either.

We do know that Meghan is a great friend of Markus Anderson, an executive of Soho House. Markus launched the opening of Soho House Toronto in late 2013 or early 2014 (the Soho House Toronto launch is reported during that time with Markus being touted as one of 50 Toronto movers-and-shakers). It's been suggested that Meghan's relationship with Cory Vitiello placed her in contact with Markus. Via Meghan's connection with Jessica, the cast of Suits began dining at the Harbord Room (formerly a restaurant of Cory's in Toronto). That's how Meghan met Cory and they eventually began dating in 2014. Cory served as one of the guest chefs on Meghan's Tig website, which she launched in 2014.

In December 2014, Meghan and Cory attended a charity/art event in Miami (Soho Beach House, Art Basel Miami). On that occasion, Meghan met designer, Misha Nonoo, and they hit it off immediately after striking up a conversation over lunch where they sat next to each other. I believe that Markus is the one who introduced Meghan to Misha at that event, as Misha once gave an interview mentioning how she and Meghan were introduced by a mutual friend and sat together at a luncheon in 2014, during which they bonded. On Meghan's former Instagram, there are a number of pictures of Meghan, Markus, and Misha enjoying good times together (and many more of Meghan with Markus, whom she references as being like a 'brother'). One of Meghan's mottos, posted on her former Instagram: "Find your tribe, love them hard."

Here's an article about the Soho Beach House Miami 2014 event:
https://fashionmagazine.com/culture/...o-beach-house/

One of the photos taken of Meghan, Markus and Cory at that event in Miami:
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2...3458256772.jpg

A photo of Misha Nonoo at the same event with Alexander Gilkes (her husband at the time and a former school friend of Harry and William):
https://cdn.fashionmagazine.com/wp-c...h-house-14.jpg

At the same event, Markus with Misha & A.Gilkes, et al; Nick Jones, founder of Soho House is the man in the middle of the group photo:
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...5074?s=612x612
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What do you mean?
Simply that Meghan is still asking people's names. A habit that she clearly developed earlier on (and I am sure it is appreciated by whomever asked the question) as evidenced by this interview when she was interviewed by the audience at the end. It's a nice little trick to give people the idea of a personal connection. She clearly makes a point of it to use it to greet that person by name ('hi X'), she is not necessarily trying to remember it. It's a strategic way to connect with your audience and make them feel valued. I recently noticed at an event that she even introduced herself by starting with 'Meghan, what's your name?'.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:59 PM
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Anna Wintour's thoughts about Meghan Markle: https://www.vogue.com/article/anna-w...markle-texting
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Oh Anna. Pigeons. Love her or hate her, she doesn't play around.

BTW, this 5 o'clock thing. Maybe she can dish some advice for motivation. I've been TRYING to do it consistently, but always give in to sleep.
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That was a great video. Anna had a lot of nice things to say but the pigeons was priceless.
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Great video clip!


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I do not understand the issue of sending early morning text messages. Just don’t answer them until you’re at work.
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I do not understand the issue of sending early morning text messages. Just don’t answer them until you’re at work.
I don't think we should conflate the two. Neither the "source" tabloids used nor Anna said texting at 5AM. She wakes up at 5AM, and texts several times during the day according to what was reported.
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IF, and its a big IF, she was sending text messages I wouldn't agree with it. E-mails yes - you only access them if you choose to go into your e-mail account but a text shows up and is, for most people harder to ignore.
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