‘Candyman’ director Nia DaCosta admits she still pays off student loans despite huge success
Despite achieving two successful hits last year, the director Nia DaCosta admits she still faces student loan debt.
DaCosta believed that his success in the film industry would help him pay off his heavy student loan debt of $ 100,000. But she has learned, like millions of other Americans, that the $ 1.7 trillion student debt crisis is no small feat.
“I was like, I’ll only pay them if I get a Marvel movie, and now that I have one I’m like ‘Jesus I’m still not going to pay them all’,” DaCosta noted on the Blank check Podcast. “Everyone thinks I literally paid them when I got the job, which is not how you get paid through the [Directors Guild of America]. “
His last interview comes two years after DaCosta was interviewed through New York Times columnists Julia Rothman and Shaina Feinberg on his debt. At the time, DaCosta firmly believed that she would pay off her massive student loan debt after landing a big movie in Hollywood.
“Like if I get an ‘Avengers’ movie, my first big purchase will be to pay everything,” Dacosta said at the time.
But two years later, and after making history as the first black woman to direct a film that landed No.1 at the box office on its opening weekend, the Candy The director believes she is still paying off her debt due to pay equity issues in the entertainment industry.
Despite the direction Candy and Wonders, Coming in 2022, DaCosta’s early start as a director did not earn her the typical salary that the most established names in the industry receive, Business intern reports.
Despite the president Joe biden by writing off $ 9.5 billion in student debt, that’s just 0.6% of the country’s $ 1.7 trillion in student debt. Those who already have student loan debt are urging Biden and other members of the government to adopt sweeping debt reform that would give borrowers much-needed relief.