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Hollywood Salaries Revealed, From Movie Stars to Agents (and Even Their Assistants)

Who rakes in a whopping $75 million? Who are the highest-paid TV stars? And how much can you make working in an agency mailroom? In its Money Issue, THR reveals how much people are earning now, from stars including Robert Downey Jr., Sandra Bullock, Katherine Heigl and the ‘Duck Dynasty’ clan to top agents including Read MoreRead More

How Do You Determine A Fair Price For Licensing Your Videos And Photos?

Mike Wilkinson looks at how to determine the cost of licensing your footage.   The factors I came up with for determining a licensing fee included any or all of the following; a) who the company or individual is (fortune 500, independent producer, NPO, small business, etc) b) the reach of the media (one small photo Read MoreRead More

The Mathematic Correlation between Quality of the FIlm and the Profit Potential

Keith Calder ran a mathematical analysis of a film’s MetaCritic score against it’s long term earnings – Quality does rise to the top, even if it’s not on opening weekend. This is a regression analysis of the correlation between the Meta Critic score for all Paramount wide-release films from 2010-2014 and the percentage of overall Read MoreRead More

How Much Should You Charge Per Hour

It’s the inevitable question when it comes down to starting a creative business. JP Danko tackles question by looking at how the expenses add up for in professional photographer’s point of view. Money is a touchy subject for a lot of people – and it seems especially so for photographers. Everyone’s personal circumstances are different, and we Read MoreRead More

Two “No Selling Involved” Ways to Fund Your Screenwriting Career

John Wood, covers some commercial ways to make money as a writer. The definition of copywriter is “someone who writes or edits copy or written content for a living, usually of sales-generating or marketing nature.” Even so, often when people think of copywriting, they picture someone who writes hype-filled sales letters and sales-related content. If Read MoreRead More

ABC’s of International Pre-Sales

Kathryn Arnold interviews Joe Woolfe, Executive VP, Media and Entertainment Finance at One West Bank about the financial vehicle of PreSales and how they work internationally. A common financing vehicle for independent films is “Pre-Sales.”  The phrase is often thrown around among producers and distributors in every day conversation.  However, as more and more content creators Read MoreRead More

12 Steps to Avoid Going Broke Applying to Film Festivals

Film Festivals can cost a lot of money to enter with acceptances few and far between. Dan Mirvish offers a few tips how to keep the entry fees from breaking the bank. 1. Be Selective Yes, there are thousands of festivals around the world, but do your homework. If you see a festival that sounds nice, see Read MoreRead More

What an Estimate for a 3-Day $100,000 Photo Shoot Looks Like

Jess Dudely goes through the budget and estimate for a six figure commercial photography job. Here’s how I arrived at those numbers: Concept/Licensing: The agency came to us with four distinct concepts/ads, each portraying a specific product in use at home or in a business. The client had already selected the talent (real customers), from a Read MoreRead More

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