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Lights, camera, action! If you're curious about how to become a working Actor or how to get on set as an Extra, you're in the right place.
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Male and female Actors getting out of limo on the red carpet

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: $3M a picture Salary Range: $65K - $20M a picture Alt Titles: Talent, Actress
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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: $3M a picture Salary Range: $65K - $20M a picture Alt Titles: Actor, Talent
Casting Director with actress in casting office

Casting Director

Casting Directors help Directors and Producers find the right Actors for their film, TV, and commercial productions. Learn More Avg. Salary: $98,264 Salary Range: $69K - $110K Alt Titles: Casting, CD
Casting assistant taking a snapshot of an actress in casting office

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
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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
Extra dressed as a soldier being filmed by camera crew

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
Choreographer teaching a dance in studio

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
Stunt Coordinator demonstrating stunt on set

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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