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Directing Careers

Directors are some of the biggest stars in the film industry. But do you know these other directing-related careers that are invaluable on set?
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Director

Directors are storytellers. They are in charge of every creative aspect from development to post-production, ensuring the film’s story is conveyed through the Actors’ performances and the onscreen... Learn More Salary Range: $250K to $2M Alt Titles: None
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1st Assistant Director

The 1st Assistant Director manages the schedule for a film set and coordinates all on-set departments for each shot. Learn More Salary Range: $50,000 to $75,000 Alt Titles: 1st AD
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2nd Assistant Director

2nd Assistant Directors assist the Assistant Director to ensure a set is running smoothly. This may include tracking progress on schedule, creating call sheets, working with Extras, and generally... Learn More Avg. Salary: $84,900 Salary Range: $64K-$121K Alt Titles: 2nd AD, Second AD
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Key PA

Key PAs are in charge of the Set PAs, ensuring they are all in control of their many on set tasks. Learn More Avg. Salary: $59,215 Salary Range: $42K - $81K Alt Titles: Key Production Assistant, KPA
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