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Director Patty Jenkins Discusses Wonder Woman 2 Salary And James Cameron

Written by Tim Midura on Friday, October 13 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Director Patty Jenkins Discusses Wonder Woman 2 Salary And James Cameron

Cameron criticized Wonder Woman for being a step backward.

Source: Variety

In an interview with Variety, director Patty Jenkins addressed equal pay, Hollywood sexism, and James Cameron. The director recently negotiated her contract for Wonder Woman 2 for a reported $7 million to $9 million, the highest salary for a female director.

"You're of course aware of the money," says Jenkins on a sunny afternoon in Los Angeles. "But I've never been more aware of a duty than I was in this deal. I was extremely aware that I had to make sure I was being paid what the male equivalent would be."

Jenkins is using her position of power to help women across Hollywood.

"Women who have not been in a system that allows them to build up the same level of pay as men are not able to be paid the same as men forever if that's the way it continues," Jenkins says. "You have to ask for it to happen, and you have to ask when you're the appropriate person."

The director also responded to criticism by Cameron, where he said the film was a step backward.

"I actually was not upset at all," Jenkins says. "Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. But if you're going to debate something in a public way, I have to reply that I think it's incorrect."

Wonder Woman 2 is set to release December 13, 2019.


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