Networks Want
Anthony Interview

Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, in 2008. Will she get paid big bucks to tell her side of the story on television?

The race to secure Casey Anthony's first post-acquittal interview is already heating up -- and it's likely that the major networks are clamoring to come up with enough money to make it happen.

Casey Anthony found not guilty of murdering her daughter

"Know 2 producers who are already calling her people to get first interview!!!" PopEater's Rob Shuter tweeted less than an hour after she was found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.

Too soon? Perhaps, especially since Anthony still faces four years in prison for providing false information to police. However, a Casey Anthony interview will most certainly mean huge ratings for the 'lucky' network -- and huge ratings equal big money.

Many major news organizations say they refuse to pay for interviews, but sometimes networks admit to paying interviewees a 'licensing fee' for photos and videos. Most recently, ABC News paid Anthony Weiner's online sexting partner, Meagan Broussard, between $10,000 and $15,000 for the photos the disgraced senator sent her via Twitter and text message.

ABC News also paid the so-called "Botox mom" a $10,000 licensing fee for her story. She later admitted that she lied about injecting her daughter with Botox.

"Licensing footage is a standard industry practice done by television to produce a visually complete story," a spokesperson for The Early Show on CBS told Adweek after the Weiner story broke.

The closest we have to compare to the Anthony trial is OJ Simpson's double murder trial in 1995. The acquitted Simpson wanted to share his side of the story on a pay-per-view tell-all, but networks backed off when word got out. He eventually told his story on BET and hawked his $29.95 video that told the 'real story.'

Simpson later made headlines when he published a book If I Did It, a 'hypothetical' book that detailed how the former NFL star would have killed Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. Many took the book as his confession to the murders -- and he was reportedly paid an advance of $3.5 million for the rights to the book. The book's rights were eventually transferred to Goldman's family so he didn't receive the profit he hoped to get.

How much Anthony receives for her interview is anyone's guess, but it'll likely be in the hundreds of thousands or millions in 'licensing fees.'

Do you think Casey Anthony should tell her side of the story?

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Comments on "How much will Casey Anthony get for her first tell-all interview?"

ARIEL LAFEE January 01, 2013 | 2:39 PM

No one should profit from the death of a child. Shame on all who even have the nerve to consider this. We will never know what really happened to caylee. I can assure who ever steps forward will soon regret their mistake. The public has a very soft spot for this child and the back lash will be heard from all over the world. Let her rest in peace as you would want if this were your child.......................LA

Just Me July 06, 2011 | 2:39 PM

I pledge to never allow Casey Anthony to profit from anything related to the death of her daughter, Caylee. I pledge to never allow Casey Anthony's family members and or friends to profit from anything related to the death of Caylee Anthony. I will not allow made-for-TV movies, or any and all paid or unpaid interviewer TV shows to achieve higher ratings in my home. I will not purchase books, ticket movies, any and all interviews in magazines, print photos, any of Casey's FUTURE EMPLOYERS PRODUCTS or anything else that would result in any type of financial profit from the death of Caylee Anthony. FOREVER

Denver's Mom July 06, 2011 | 12:03 AM

I would like to believe as intelligent people that the majority would not watch nor endorse such a show. People as a group are powerful and if the major broadcasters know the disgust with which such a show would be received then it to will end up on a lower rated struggling network. Don’t we as a society owe it to the beautiful girl that will never grow up? Just an opinion and I believe in the power of our society not to condone profit for murder.

Kitty July 05, 2011 | 8:46 PM

Murderers should not make money to live in a house and party all day and nighthttp://www.sheknows/entertainment/articles/835325/how-much-will-casey-anthony-get-for-her-first-tell-all-interview

J_Hurst July 05, 2011 | 4:16 PM

I think this murderess and the rest of her lying family have already gotten quite enough media attention. I think people owe it to CAYLEE to make sure none of those horrid excuses for human beings see ANY profit or "fame" whatsoever. But, who am i kidding? Cute, white and "misunderstood" sells. It's a pathetic reflection on American values.

uhmwhat? July 05, 2011 | 2:22 PM

Please stop using scare quotes around things like "licensing fees." It's what they're called. Also, decide on double or single quotes, and stick to it.

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