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Netflix 'model has to change', says 'The Office' actor

'The Office' was one of the most-watched show on Netflix

By Web Desk
July 24, 2023
The Office was one of the most-watched show on Netflix
'The Office' was one of the most-watched show on Netflix

David Denman has said his residuals cheque has remained unchanged despite The Office streaming number hits sky-high on Netflix.

Talking to The Associated Press, the Brightburn star said, "Netflix, they created a model that everyone else followed, which is, 'We're gonna buy you out, we're gonna pay for your services for a cycle, which could be three months," the actor added.

The residuals are the payments given to the actors for their work rerun and other airings after their original release.

"And it doesn't matter if you watch that show once or you watch it 100 times, you're not gonna get any more money because more people watch it," he said.

The 49-year-old continud, "the only person that makes more money is the person who licensed that to Netflix."

"So Universal [Studios] licensed that to Netflix. And when it was the No. 1 show on Netflix, they're able to make a significant profit off of that. But that doesn't trickle down to a blue-collar actor like me," he revealed.

"I'm sorry, but it just doesn't. And so, the model has to change," added Denman.

In early 2021, The Office was returned to its original home, NBC's Peacock, after being licensed to Netflix.