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Cinematographer

Cinematographer

The Cinematographer works with the Director to achieve the overall visual aesthetic of a cinematic production Learn More Avg. Salary: $90,792 Salary Range: $85K-$95K Alt Titles: Director of Photography, DP
Picture Editor

Film Editor

The Film Editor works with the Director, editing footage together to shape character and perspective, thereby creating a comprehensive onscreen narrative. Learn More Avg. Salary: $75,000 Salary Range: Alt Titles: Picture Editor, Cutter
Producer

Producer

The Producer is the head of the business side of filmmaking. They often help a Screenwriter develop a script, find financing and hire the crew. Learn More Avg. Salary: $61,402 Salary Range: $33K-$98K Alt Titles: None
Director

Director

Directors ensure the film’s story is being told through the Actors’ performances and the onscreen visuals. They are in charge of every creative aspect from development to post-production. Learn More Avg. Salary: $59,915 Salary Range: $32K-$85K Alt Titles: None
Script Supervisor

Script Supervisor

The Script Supervisor oversees continuity during principal photography, ensuring people and props are where they should be in each shot. Learn More Avg. Salary: $67,386 Salary Range: $40K-$86K Alt Titles: Scripty, Continuity
1st Assistant Director

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 Avg. Salary: $42,337 Salary Range: $31K - $57K Alt Titles: 1st AD
location scout

Location Scout

Location Scouts secure locations for filming. They handle permits and coordinate location management before, during, and after production. Learn More Avg. Salary: $84,262 Salary Range: $59K-$118K Alt Titles: Location Manager, Locations
Screenwriter

Screenwriter

The Screenwriter writes the screenplay for a film, which includes all scenes and dialogue. They start with a treatment before writing the first draft and making multiple revisions. Learn More Avg. Salary: $71,941 Salary Range: $57K-$87K Alt Titles: Script Writer, Screenplay Writer, Writer
Second AC

2nd AC

The 2nd Assistant Camera works on the camera team organizing lenses, building camera gear and running the slate. Learn More Avg. Salary: $50,626 Salary Range: $42K-$62K Alt Titles: 2nd Assistant Camera
associate producer

Associate Producer

The Associate Producer (often abbreviated to AP) assists in putting a production together. This nuts and bolts position may include writing, editing, organizing and assisting a wide variety of crew... Learn More Avg. Salary: $68,304 Salary Range: $40K-$105K Alt Titles: AP
Director of Photography

Director of Photography

The Director of Photography (DP) works with a Director to execute their vision for the script. They are in charge of both Camera and Lighting Departments, creating the visuals that help tell the... Learn More Avg. Salary: $51,361 Salary Range: $35K-$76K Alt Titles: Cinematographer, DP, DOP
1st Assistant Camera

First AC

The First AC manages the camera gear and crew on a film set. They work under the Cinematographer, recommending cameras, lenses, and other support gear. Learn More Avg. Salary: $27,798 Salary Range: $20K-$37K Alt Titles: 1st Assistant Camera, Camera Technician
Location Manager

Location Manager

The Location Manager finds, secures and supervises locations for a film, TV, or commercial production. They submit permits, negotiate rates, coordinate parking, trash removal, and navigate any... Learn More Avg. Salary: $53,278 Salary Range: $43K-$69K Alt Titles: Location Supervisor, Locations
camera operator

Camera Operator

Camera Operators work with the camera team to operate a camera and record the action of a scene on a film set. Learn More Avg. Salary: $34,041 Salary Range: $23K-$51K Alt Titles: Camera Person,, Shooter, Steadicam
Line Producer

Line Producer

The Line Producer manages a production’s budget and scheduling and hires all of the below-the-line crew. He or she serves as the bridge between the Director, Producer, and the crew. Learn More Avg. Salary: $96,336 Salary Range: $50K - $135K Alt Titles: None
showrunner

Showrunner

Showrunners are in charge of the writing and execution of a television series. They run the Writers’ room, guide Directors and creative crew, and collaborate with the studio/network to deliver their... Learn More Avg. Salary: $36,879 Salary Range: $24K-$39K Alt Titles: None
Script Reader

Script Reader

Script Readers provided script coverage for scripts being considered for production, agency representation, or film contest awards. Learn More Avg. Salary: $42,807 Salary Range: $40K-$45K Alt Titles: Script Consultant, Script Coverage Services, Script Analyst
Assistant Editor

Assistant Editor

The Assistant Editor supports the main Picture Editor by preparing projects, cleaning up timelines and handling exports. Learn More Avg. Salary: $57,455 Salary Range: $39K-$87K Alt Titles: AE
script analyst, how to become a script analyst

Script Analyst

A Script Analyst evaluates all forms of media to determine viability for television and film production. Learn More Avg. Salary: $143,356 Salary Range: $135K-$150K Alt Titles: Story Analyst, Script Reader
2nd Assistant Director

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
Assistant Production Coordinator

Assistant Production Coordinator

Assistant Production Coordinators problem-solve every aspect of production. Their countless responsibilities include being the main point of contact for everyone on set, distributing scripts and... Learn More Avg. Salary: $53,315 Salary Range: $40K - $70K Alt Titles: Assistant Production Office Coordinator, APOC, APC
Unit Production Manager

Unit Production Manager

Unit Production Managers ensure that all of the paperwork is organized for the Line Producer. They also handle all crew deal memos and contracts. Learn More Avg. Salary: $70,773 Salary Range: $47K-$103K Alt Titles: UPM, Production Manager
Key PA

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
post supervisor, become a post supervisor

Post Supervisor

A Post Supervisor maintains the integrity of a film or television show by overseeing color correction and visual effects, handling quality control, and managing billing and paperwork. Learn More Avg. Salary: $65,535  Salary Range: $66 - $66 Alt Titles: Post-Production Supervisor
Asset Manager

Asset Manager

Asset Managers manage the distribution of media assets between the various departments of post-production, making sure all media is organized and in place. Learn More Avg. Salary: $85,189 Salary Range: $57K-$130K Alt Titles: Assistant Post Supervisor
dolly grip

Dolly Grip

Dolly Grips prepare a location or set for camera motion and support the camera any time it is moving. They lay protective flooring according to the scene blocking, hold the camera when it is rigged to... Learn More Avg. Salary: $69,813 Salary Range: $69K-$71K Alt Titles: A Dolly Grip, B Dolly Grip
post production coordinator

Post-Production Coordinator

Post-Production Coordinators ensure delivery of a finished episode to the network. Duties include distributing daily footage to crew and production, scheduling Actors for post dialogue work, and... Learn More Avg. Salary: $53,287 Salary Range: $40K - $70K Alt Titles: Post Coordinator, PPC
co-producer, how to become a co-producer

Co-producer

A Co-producer coordinates the different production departments and logistical needs of the production team. Learn More Avg. Salary: $148,381 Salary Range: $114K-$174K Alt Titles: Co-producer in Production (specific to a production)
production coordinator

Production Coordinator

Production Coordinators have a wide-ranging role to ensure the smooth running of a production. Their many duties include liaising between departments, creating contracts and coordinating cast and crew... Learn More Avg. Salary: $53,287 Salary Range: $40K-$70K Alt Titles: Production Office Coordinator
TV Producer

TV Producer

Television Producers oversee the production of narrative half-hour, hour-long, reality, and streaming television productions. Learn More Avg. Salary: $76,690 Salary Range: $35K-$115K Alt Titles: Producer, Executive Producer, Associate Producer, Television Producer
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