Octo-Mom OKs Deal for Kids to Appear on Reality Show
Octo-Mom Nadya Suleman has inked deals for each of her 14 children to appear on a reality TV series.
Contracts signed and filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday net the collective brood about $250,000 over three years — or $250-a-day per kid, says The Associated Press.
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The contracts, which now require a judge's approval, call for the kids to collect $125,000 for 36 days of shooting in the first year, $75,000 for 21 days in the second year, and $50,000 for 14 days in the third year.
If the workload seems a bit "light" — at least in comparison to what Jon, Kate and their brood take on — that's by design. Suleman's attorney has said that her "quasi-reality" series will focus on select milestones in the children's lives, as part of a concerted effort to be less intrusive and to deviate from Jon & Kate Plus 8's everyday-living style.
The Suleman series will likely air first in Britain before playing in the United States, it was previously reported.
As required by California law, 15 percent of the children's pay for the series will be socked away. U.K.-based producer Eyeworks (Breaking Bonaduce, The Biggest Loser) must put it into a trust account that can't be touched until they turn 18 or acquire legal emancipation.