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Job Description: 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.

Salary: $39,000 to $127,000+

Become a Producer



Job Description: 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.

Salary: $32,000 to $187,000+

Become a Director



Job Description: 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 unique vision of the show.

Salary: $30,000 an episode to $300,000+ an episode

Become a Showrunner



Alternate Titles: Writer

Job Description: 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.

Salary: $70,000+

Become a Screenwriter

TV Producer

TV Producer

Alternate Titles: Producer, Executive Producer, Associate Producer, Television Producer

Job Description: Television Producers oversee production of narrative half-hour, hour-long, reality, and streaming television productions.

Salary: $40,000 to $250,000+

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Alternate Titles: Co-producer in Production (specific to a production)

Job Description: A Co-producer coordinates the different production departments and logistical needs of the production team.

Salary: $70K+ (varies according to production and experience)

Become a Co-Producer

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Associate Producer

Alternate Titles: AP

Job Description: 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 members during production.

Salary: $50,000 to $120,000

Become an Associate Producer

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Script Analyst

Alternate Titles: Story Analyst, Script Reader

Job Description: A Script Analyst evaluates all forms of media to determine viability for television and film production.

Salary: $25-$90/script (freelance) to $1750/week (union in-house)

Become a Script Analyst

Script Reader

Script Reader

Alternate Titles: Script Consultant, Script Coverage Services, Script Analyst

Job Description: Script Readers provided script coverage for scripts being considered for production, agency representation, or film contest awards.

Salary: $40,000 to $65,000 (per Payscale/ZipRecruiter)

Become a Script Reader

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