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AUTHOR SUBJECT: How much does it pays to work in Hollywood?
Sv Bell | Black Flag Pictures
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Posted: 10/5/2017 11:01:23 AM
Here's an article in Hollywood Reporter, highlighting all key position in the industry, and the associated salaries.

Hollywood Reporter article

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Posted: 10/5/2017 3:17:33 PM
I think if you consider that many of those people are based in California or New York, the below the line incomes aren't that great.  

Strange that today's films depend so heavily on CGI yet you never hear about millionaire CGI artists; modelers, animators, etc...  I'm sure the CGI companies are getting rich but the guys and gals in the trenches are just hourly cogs in the machine.

I don't know if it's true but I read that Rick Baker only has a net worth of 3 million.  I hope that isn't true after he spent a lifetime creating special characters for movies that could not have been made without his contribututions.He's the guy who did American Werewolf in London, Harry and the Hendersons, Men in Black, Thriller, Gorillas in the mist, King Kong 1976, Planet of the Apes (tim burton version) and too many others to name...

With today's style of film making and story telling, I feel the actor is not as significant as he use to be.  What is the actor today anyway?  Someone who wears what they are told to wear, stand were they are told to stand, say what they are told to say.  Today's films, many of them, do not need actors. They only need humans to move the narrative along from one scene to another or until the next special effect explodes onto the screen.

Basically, I'm saying they should all be fired and the movie industry should be shut down until someone has the courage to start making films again that are more meaningful than just another roller coaster ride. What is so special about special effects when every film has them?  What is so thrilling about a movie if every film aspires to be thrilling?



mokkimachi
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Posted: 10/5/2017 11:40:32 PM
"Rick Baker only has a net worth of 3 million.  I hope that isn't true"

He obviously did get paid money, but many people don't know how to work with money.  Money goes spenty spenty, Rick Baker remains poory poory.  


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What is the actor today anyway?  Someone who wears what they are told to wear, stand were they are told to stand, say what they are told to say."

That's what they always were but it's part of the marketing to pretend they're special in order to build up their name as a commmodity so their attached projects can sell and their millions of followers come pay to watch the movie.  


Welcome to the business of filmmaking.  It's an expenses and profits thing.  Not some lofty strive. 

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