Video Reveals Average Hollywood Film Crew Salaries
It takes a village to put out a big budget Hollywood film—and the members of that village don't usually get compensated the same way. Actors and directors often get the bulk of the credit and the biggest paychecks, but what about everyone else? Vanity Fair recently created a video that shows what each member of the cast and crew would make on a hypothetical blockbuster that cost $200 million to make.
Unsurprisingly, the lead actor would earn the most (approximately $12 million), followed by the second lead ($4.5 million) and the director ($4 million). The other paychecks run the gamut, with costume designers, VFX editors, and some of the supporting actors earning around $300,000. On the other hand, location scouts would take home between $1700 and $15,050, and thousands of uncredited extras would walk away with $148 each. (If you need a cheat sheet to learn what grips and gaffers do so that you have some context for their earnings, we've got you covered.) Check out the full list above.
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