A breakdown by Vanity Fair of the take-home pay earned by the hypothetical cast and crew (excluding non-human costs, and based on average union rates) of a hypothetical 200 million dollar Hollywood movie. To wit:
Moviemaking is an art, of course—but it’s also a business, and a lucrative one at that. How lucrative? Well, that depends on your place in the pecking order. Let’s just say that if you’re helping to make a $200 million movie, it’s better to be a producer than a dolly grip operator—although as you’ll learn in this video breakdown of who’s earning what, based on average union rates, even the gaffer makes out pretty well.