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Actor

An Actor embodies a character within a motion picture by researching every aspect of the character, memorizing dialogue the Screenwriter has written, and developing their own emotional life. Learn More Avg. Salary: $37,633 Salary Range: $32K - $43K Alt Titles: Talent, Actress
Casting Director

Casting Director

The Casting Director assists the production in securing all onscreen talent. They post casting notices and hold auditions for Directors and Producers to see Actors in action. Learn More Avg. Salary: $69,406 Salary Range: $36K - $104K Alt Titles: Casting, CD
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Actress

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: $37,633 Salary Range: $32K - $43K Alt Titles: Actor, Talent
Choreographer

Choreographer

Choreographers devise dance routines for film, TV, and commercial productions. They also teach the moves to Dancers and Actors on set. Learn More Avg. Salary: $48,699 Salary Range: $38K - $61K Alt Titles: None
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Extra

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
casting associate

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
casting assistant

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
Stunt Coordinator

Stunt Coordinator

Stunt Coordinators plan and coordinate stunts on a production set. They also cast Stunt Performers in these roles. Learn More Avg. Salary: $42,504 Salary Range: $20K - $70K+ Alt Titles: Stunt Performer, Stunt Double, Stuntman, Stuntwoman, Stunt Actor
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