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Sony Salary Leaks Cause Chaos for Future Projects, Negotiations

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By    |   Monday, 29 Dec 2014 09:17 AM

The Sony salary leaks precipitated by North Korean hackers have made pay negotiations with stars and internal executives a nightmare.

"We're told some execs are furious at the bonus structure they got, because they believed they were top of the heap when they weren't," wrote TMZ, whose reporters have spoken with multiple sources inside and outside of Sony.

"Same principle applies to movie and TV stars, who now have comps to use against the studio."

Hackers going by the moniker Guardians of Peace began leaking internal emails, contracts, company credit card numbers, and more from Sony Pictures Entertainment in late November.

Entertainment lawyers, talent agents, and others have told TMZ that they feel a little guilty for using the leaked contracts as leverage in negotiating future projects, but said that there's no doubt in their minds that everyone is doing it.

Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton quoted one source as saying Sony's top brass has been "getting nailed to the wall" as mid- and high-level execs seek to renegotiate their pay.

In one data dump in early December, salary info became headline news as the contracts of Seth Rogen and James Franco were revealed to be $8.4 million and $6.5 million, respectively, for "The Interview" — the movie that upset North Korean leadership and prompted them to hack into Sony's databases in the first place.

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