Who’s Actually On A Movie Crew?
There’s a lot of different jobs on a typical movie crew. The crew is normally hired by the production company responsible for the film and the size can vary based on budget and other factors. If you have no idea who does what, check out this cool video showing some of the most common positions.
How Much Does Everybody Make?
That’s a common question a lot of people ask frequently when discussing the various types of jobs that go into a movie set. A lot of times the answer really depends on the budget, sometimes the answer you get is all over the place and other times the answer is just wrong…but thanks to Vanity Fair we have a pretty good idea of what everyone makes involved in a hypothetical $200 million dollar budget blockbuster movie. By no means are these hard and fastened numbers, but it’s pretty damn close to what you could expect for industry standards.
Over the past couple decades, movies have become more and more expensive. At the time of me writing this, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, is the most expensive costing Disney $300 million to produce back in 2007. The ever ending production of superhero and fantasy films normally all cost upwards of $200 million to produce.
When we hear how much a movie’s budget costed, typically it’s only the production budget. Other costs like the marketing (P&A) aren’t always readily available for public knowledge. With the exception of in China, Hollywood continues to struggle with rising marketing costs, mostly overseas, which can easily make up over 60 percent of a film’s gross thanks to territories like Russia, Latin America and Asia. A few years ago, the cost had crept up to $175 million globally. Now some are saying it’s upward of the $200 million mark per picture.
This was great info! Thanks!
My screenplay will cost an estimated $100 million to produce. There must be a way to get a studio to want it. I know it will make more than the cost.
You probably need to work up to this by writing smaller films and getting them optioned / sold / produced. Studios are very unlikely to take this risk. What was the last $100m feature you know of that was:
A. Not based on existing I.P.
B. Written by a writer with no previous credits
Big, expensive original projects these days are largely done by a small handful of auteur writer/directors like Christopher Nolan. And even he got his start writing & directing a movie that cost less than $10,000 to make
Forget about it. He sounds pretentious as fuck that his script is gonna’ get made anyway. He just “knows” that his script is gonna’ be the next big thing. Get off your high horse, asshole.
Very interesting – thanks for sharing.
No problem! You’re welcome!
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$13,000 for the cat…?
Suppose I already had $100 million. Would a studio produce it then?