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Casting & Talent Careers

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Actresses collaborate with Writers and Directors to bring performances to life. They are an integral part of meaningful storytelling: bringing ideas to fruition, inhabiting characters and provoking... Learn More Avg. Salary: $3M a picture Salary Range: $65K - $20M a picture Alt Titles: Actor, Talent
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An Actor embodies a character in a film, TV show, or other type of content. With research of that character, memorization of dialogue, and collaboration with the Director of the project, an Actor... Learn More Avg. Salary: $56,903 Salary Range: $15,500 - $139,500 Alt Titles: Actress, Artist, Cast Member, Performer, Talent, Thespian
Casting Director with actress in casting office

Casting Director

Casting Directors help Directors and Producers find the right Actors for their film, TV, and commercial productions. Learn More Avg. Salary: $71,554 Salary Range: $61,000-$82,500 Alt Titles: CD, Talent Scout, Casting Agent
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Extra (Movie & Film)

An Extra fills in as part of the background of a scene and adds depth to the environment. Learn More Avg. Salary: $170 per day Salary Range: $100 - $185 per day Alt Titles: Background Actor
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Casting Associate

A Casting Associate assists in the casting of Actors in film and television. Learn More Avg. Salary: $68,168 Salary Range: $41K - $105K Alt Titles: None
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Casting Assistant

Casting Assistants hold a largely administrative role in the casting process. They report to and support Casting Directors. They work with Actors’ schedules, schedule auditions, construct casting... Learn More Avg. Salary: $59,215 Salary Range: $42K - $81K Alt Titles: Casting Producer, Assistant Casting Producer, Assistant Casting Director
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