Saw this today online in PARADE...
George Clooney may earn $20 million per movie, but he's a rarity. Overall, the median wage for actors in the U.S. is less than $12 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As for the rest of the crew, they're clearly doing it for the glamour, not the money.
The median wage for a movie or television writer is just $5,000 a year.
A costume designer or makeup artist can earn more than $2,000 a week. But since work comes on a project basis, year-round employment is not guaranteed.
Production assistants typically earn just $8 an hour.
TV show directors can earn upward of $35,000 for a single one-hour episode -- if they hit it big.
We start principle photography tomorrow morning on the next round of "Pink" episodes. Shooting 25 more over the next two weeks.
BTW, I'm the director and actually make less than $8 an hour. Pretty glamorous, huh? :)
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I also created the Streamy and Webby award-winning web series PINK, which to date has been viewed online around 10 MILLION times at places like YouTube, Hulu, Koldcast and TheWB.com. And speaking of TheWB.com, I also produced and directed an online thriller for them called EXPOSED. It was released summer 2010. And most recently I created a new online sci-fi series called CONTINUUM, which is part of the online indie TV network JTS.tv - Just The Story and NOW available via VOD through indie platform Distrify.
Oh, and I don't shoot weddings. Thanks for asking though.
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