Peter Nelson, an attorney representing the actors, said the actors "fully intend to honor their agreement as long as Warner Bros. honors its agreement."
declined to say definitively whether the actors would stay off the set today if the contract issue remained unresolved.
Sources said the actors' salaries have been in the low- to mid-five figure range per episode and that they are looking for a bump to the high-five figures, with increases in subsequent seasons.
noted that "West Wing" has proven its long-term value to Warner Bros.
through international sales and the initial sale of rerun rights to the Bravo cable network for a healthy $1.2 million episode.
But Warner Bros.
is known to have been grappling with budget overruns on "West Wing," an expensive production that strives for a realistic portrayal of the life of a U.S.
president and his
The studio's highly publicized dispute with the four "West Wing" actors comes on the heels of a controversy that flared last month over the show's decision to forgo raises for some of its writers and consultants next season as a cost-cutting move.
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