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Film Directors

How much money do movie directors get?


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As is true for any business deal, whatever the two parties agree on.

Some directors have worked for free. ($0)

Some directors have put in their own money to finish a picture and never got it back. (>$0)

For big budget Hollywood they might get an upfront bonus for signing on to the picture, a salary during production, a percentage of the box office or profits and some even get a perecentage of the memorabilia marketing. ($millons)

And everything in-between these extremes.