Paying the bills of your films isn’t easy. The salary for an American-made film can range from $3,000 to $10,000 per episode. But, there are many ways that movie companies are able to offer such high salaries to their crewmembers.
They can pay them a minimum wage, but that comes with a lot of other issues that come along with what the crewmembers do. There are also costs associated with what the crewmembers do. So, the production has to pay their airfare and lodging (if employed), their food (if employed), and what they are required to wear and put on their body with makeup (i.e. makeup artist and prosthetics).
If you’ve been wondering, where’s all the money going ?
There are some creative ways to earn money while making movies and shows. Some companies use the film to fund production of another project (e.g. a big-budget movie) with many of the same personnel as the film you’re making. This lets you create a film on a regular basis and get paid whenever you sell it, in addition to your own money.
There’s another way, however, that may help you make some extra bucks, especially if you’re making a project for free and only producing a percentage of your final product. That technique uses the internet in some very creative ways, as well as a few very special services that help fund the film.
You see, you can use your Facebook to advertise your work and get people who may otherwise donate money to a certain charity or cause to donate their free time to make a contribution to your production.
For example, a recent campaign by the film “Hocus Pocus” was very successful. The film featured puppets that were made into puppets and were given to children and their families. Using their social media accounts, they asked people to give money to the children to help them finish the movie. For every 100 shares of their Facebook profile, they received 75 dollars from people who donated to a specified cause. When the film finished, the group made up to $12,800. Now they’re asking people to come up with another way to donate. By using their Facebook page, they can do just that.
If you can get your ideas out there and they don’t get used by another company before the film is complete, it could mean thousands of dollars.
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