First you have to know that all it is wise to be in a group called the DGA. It stands for the
Directors Guild of America. It is a very hard union to get into.You usually need to be associated with a production company that has an agreement with the guild, then get placed on a qualifying list. Once you qualify, you must pay an initiation fee and quarterly dues.
Base salary for DGA members depends on the budget of the film they're working on. For budgets below $1.5 million, base salary starts at about $10,000 per week. Budgets above that dictate a base salary of about $15,000 per week. Additional rules exist for short films, sequel rights and guaranteed periods of employment, which may add to the DGA member's salary.
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