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10 Highest Paying Jobs in the Film Industry


Producer Harvey Weinstein poses at the HFPA and InStyle 2011 Toronto International Film Festival Party in September 2011.
Producer Harvey Weinstein poses at the HFPA and InStyle 2011 Toronto International Film Festival Party in September 2011.
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If your main source of information is "People" magazine, you might think that everyone in Hollywood is filthy rich. But don't pack for Tinseltown just yet: It turns out the median weekly earnings of non-supervisory film industry workers in 2008 was $627 -- only $19 more than the median weekly earnings of all other industries combined [source: Bureau of Labor Statistics].

That's not to say making movies isn't lucrative. As "People" magazine makes clear, you can make money in the movie business. We've compiled a few job descriptions for your resume, so head over to the next page to read about the first of our 10 top-paying jobs in the film industry.