14 Kids + 15 Interminable Minutes of Fame for OctoMom
It's a dream come true for the woman known as OctoMom: A European production company has hired the 14 children of the OC's Nadya Suleman and papers have been signed and filed guaranteeing each kid a $250 a day salary for their upcoming work in a reality TV show, reports the LA Times. The Suleman brood, including the octuplets born amid a flurry of flashbulbs and headlines earlier this year, will begin work September 1st.Suleman has been very upfront about her wish to have her and her children appear in a television series, but has taken her time in finalizing any sort of deal. Dutch production company Eyeworks counts other reality hits like "Breaking Bonaduce" and "The Biggest Loser" among their successful endeavors.
The contracts, which will require a judge's approval, stipulate that "Suleman's kids will collectively earn $125,000 for 36 days of shooting in the first year of production, $75,000 for 21 days in the second year and $50,000 for 14 days in the third year. Any extra shooting days will be compensated at the same rate." Further, "15 percent of the gross compensation will be deposited by Eyeworks into" trust accounts mandated by California law that hold the monies until the kids turn 18.
No details have been made available about the format or shape of the show, its title, or if broadcasting rights have been secured.