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Movie Development Careers

For many aspiring filmmakers, movie development careers are the dream. Here's where you can discover how to become a Director, Producer, or Screenwriter.
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Director

Director

Spielberg, Kubrick, Bigelow, Duvernay. We've all got our favorite Directors...but you don't have to be a household name to direct a picture that makes a splash. Here's how one promising young Director... Learn More Avg. Salary: $59,915 Salary Range: $32K-$85K Alt Titles: None
Producer

Producer

Producers make movie magic happen behind-the-scenes. If you're the type of person who's hyper-organized and has a knack for making things happen, working as a Producer might just be your dream job. Learn More Avg. Salary: $61,402 Salary Range: $33K-$98K Alt Titles: None
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
Script Reader

Script Reader

Kick back, open the script to page one, and enjoy a full day of reading stories! Script Readers do just that, as well as providing feedback on how suitable an individual screenplay is for production... Learn More Avg. Salary: $42,807 Salary Range: $40K-$45K Alt Titles: Script Consultant, Script Coverage Services, Script Analyst
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Script Analyst

Are you the type of person who dreams of a job where you just get to read screenplays all day? That's what Script Analysts do...but it's not the only part of their job. Check out our career profile to... 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
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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
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
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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)
TV Producer

TV Producer

Television Producers oversee 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