I think about about $100,000-$200,000 a year in Hollywood, and then it changes depending on the type of film I work on, as well as what other films I’m working on. My friend, John Waters, has been shooting films, and he says that about 90% of what you make in Hollywood comes from that income.
What does it mean to get your film in theatres?
It’s one of the toughest things. I went to film school, and we taught filmmakers how to be an entrepreneur, so you got to know how to market a film. I think it depends on how big you can make it, as well as getting the distribution, and then getting other people to support it and say it should be in their cinemas. You should be ready to fight for every penny of it.
How much is the cost of a director with 3,500 people working on a film (if you have a TV network)?
It depends. They get paid per-episode, but it also changes with budget and production. A TV show can cost $15 million to $40 million to make. But a film takes longer to make and is more expensive, as an example. It also depends on your budget. You look at the difference in budget between a low budget low budget indie film (which is the equivalent of $1 million), which only has three cameras (two D7000 and one Cine4) and you have to make a lot of changes in the edit (to make it look as good as possible), and a $500,000 budget movie, which has five camera sets and one or two D4s and lots of changes to the edit to be able to make the film what you want that you are looking for.
Are there certain directors you can’t collaborate with?
There will be a few directors I can’t do things with. I can co-direct a film and it will be great, because I know the film, so when I give you my take on it, I know how it should look. I also have to meet the schedule. In order to not run out of money, I have to go do other projects, and also do other things. It kind of depends on what else is going on. Because I do a lot of production, I can’t do a whole lot because there is so much.
What would you say your best work came out of?
Probably the best work I
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