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actor

Actor

Alternate Titles: Talent, Actress

Job Description: 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.

Salary: $19,000 to $200,000+

Become an Actor

become a movie extra, background actor

Extra

Job Description: An Extra fills in as part of the background of a scene and adds depth to the environment.

Average Salary Range: $170 for an eight-hour day

Become an Extra

Casting Director

Casting Director

Alternate Titles: Casting, CD

Job Description: 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.

Average Annual Salary: $60,800

Become a Casting Director

casting associate

Casting Associate

Job Description: A Casting Associate assists in the casting of Actors in film and television.

Average Salary Range: $1,000/week per project

Become a Casting Associate

casting assistant

Casting Assistant

Alternate Titles: Casting Producer, Assistant Casting Producer, Assistant Casting Director

Job Description: 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 lists, do interviews with potential cast, and do any additional research or administrative work that may be needed throughout the casting process.

Salary: $46,000 to $60,000

Become a Casting Assistant

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