By: Odalys Segura
How do I become a movie director/actress?
The median annual salary of all producers and directors was $68,440 as of May 2010. The top 10 percent, however, earned more than $166,400 per film. Many directors are paid a percentage of ticket sales.
Television performers received the same amount as movie actors except when given a “major role.” This is defined as someone who was granted a credit at the front of the show with the forms “Guest Star,” “Special Guest Star,” “Starring” or “Special Appearance By." They received $4,631 per week in half-hour shows, and $7,410 per week for one-hour shows. Those hired for 10 to 19 weeks made $2,506 per week, while those who worked for 20 or more weeks made $2,087 per week. Television also had rates for actors hired to work for three days. Whether they sang or not on half-hour or full-hour shows, they received $2,130 for the period.
Starting wages for movie actors are defined by the combined labor union of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Artists and production companies are free to settle on compensation that is higher than these minimums. Performers hired for the day earned $842 for that period as of July 2012. Singing on and off camera in solos and duos changed daily minimums to $911, but in groups of three to eight, pay dropped to $799. Actors who were hired for the week earned $2,921 for the week. Singing in solos or duos also paid the same weekly amounts as non-singing actors.
A degree isn't needed to be an actress, but an acting program can improve acting skills and career outlook.
Movie Director- Bachelors Degree. film directors do not have a set education requirement, but there are universities that offer educational programs
Actress- Drama, theater arts, performing arts
Movie Director Journalism, communication, acting, arts management or a comparable discipline