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Motion Picture Director Salary
in Maryland, United States

$106,086 (USD)

Average Salary

$51/hr

Average Hourly

$4,487

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Motion Picture Director is $106,086 a year and $51 an hour in Maryland, United States. The average salary range for a Motion Picture Director is between $74,359 and $131,667. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Motion Picture Director. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Maryland, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Reads and interprets script, conducts rehearsals, and directs activities of cast and technical crew for motion picture film: confers with art director to ensure that music, sets, scenic effects, and costumes conform to script interpretation.
  • Confers with director of photography to explain details of scene to be photographed and to consider utilization of miniatures, stock film, inserts, transparencies, backgrounds, or trick shots.
  • Schedules sequences of scenes to be filmed for each day of shooting, grouping scenes together according to set and cast of characters.
  • Rehearses cast and suggests changes, using knowledge of acting, voice, and movement to elicit best possible performance.
  • Informs technicians of scenery, lights, props, and other equipment desired.
  • Approves scenery, costumes, choreography, and music.
  • Directs cast, director of photography, and other technicians during rehearsals and final filming.
  • May audition and select cast.
  • May cut and edit film.
  • May direct film on set in studio or on location.
  • May direct film for television.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
$122,983
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

Motion Picture Director Job Listings for Maryland, United States

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