According to Show Biz Salary, amateur independent filmmakers if they make a film each year receive a yearly salary of around $70,000, while the big budget filmmakers working for e.g. Universal usually get paid between 5 - 15 million dollars.
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How much money does an environmental filmmaker make in one year?
Filmmakers, except those who work for corporations, develop unique projects. Part of the project is the budget for payroll, which will include monies budgeted for the filmmaker. ...