Australian television stations are competing to deliver Schapelle Leigh Corby’s experience in prison in Bali, Indonesia. This drug inmate is predicted to earn three million dollar or more than Rp30 billion from the television interview.
Quoted from news.com.au, a superstar agent, Sean Anderson, claimed to have been negotiating the highest paid in the Australian television history for Corby. It is predicted that in December 2013, Corby (34) will be released from prison, though it gets plenty of censure and criticism.
Corby family apparently is considering various options and have not take a decision yet. Anderson told the News Corp that Corby has attracted the attention of Australian public since 2004 when she sentenced to 20 years in prison for smuggling 4.2 kilograms of marijuana into Bali is still considered to have a high news value.
Although Mercedes, Corby’s sister, and her mother had often got paid for the interview with the magazine, the story from Corby herself is still considered attractive. “Many questions remain unanswered and nobody knows what happened to Corby,” said Anderson.
“A lot of intrigue and if she could talk, then this could be an exclusive interview that will be continued for two or three nights. It is a television drama that will encourage everyone to watch it. What actually happens with narcotics carries, her experience in jail, what happened to someone who crouched so long in prison,” said Anderson.
However, payment for the interview is still dependent on the condition of parole for Corby. Supposedly, the parole includes ban for talking about the detention period she lived, court decisions and her condition during imprisonment.
“There are still many challenges, but if these can be overcome, it would be a good opportunity for Corby to open up and negotiate on the payment,” added Anderson. So far, the record for the highest paid television interview was 2.6 million Australian dollars.
Record for the highest-paid was given to Brant Webb and Todd Russell, two Beaconsfield miners. They both talked about the experience for 14 days in one-kilometer depth at bowels of the earth, after an earthquake shook the mine area in northern Tasmania on April 25, 2006.