Devon Sawa has revealed that he didn’t get paid a cent for his cameo in Final Destination 5.
Devon Sawastar of Final Destination is just the latest in a long line of actors to make a startling revelation about what’s been going on behind the scenes in Hollywood over the years: in his case, it’s the use of source material ‘archive in Final Destination 5sequences that he was never paid for and that he wasn’t even aware of until the film’s premiere.
The SAG-AFTRA actors’ strike began last week, with many reasons given for the need to do so. From pay rates to the future use of AI, many posts have been made regarding royalties payments, and both directors and actors have revealed details on how little they have been paid for some projects.
While Sawa’s isn’t a case in point for a studio doing something that wasn’t agreed to in previous contracts, the actor’s revelation demonstrates how complicated it can be for performers to negotiate contracts that don’t expose them to future usage issues. of old material filmed without their consent.
As reported by Comicbook.com, Devon Sawa said: “I never got a dime for Final Destination 5. They didn’t even tell me I was in the movie when they invited me to the premiere. In the first contract for the first part there was a section that stated that they owned the material and could use it in the future. I thought it was just for promotional purposes. I was wrong.”