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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+

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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

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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

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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

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