Question by Jake S: Independent FIlmmakers Get Paid?
Do independent filmmakers get paid, if so how much.
Answer by akaMaryn
They’re not working for anybody, hence the name ‘independent.’ So no, they don’t get paid except indirectly.
They get people to invest enough money for them to make their films and perhaps enter them into festival contests. If the film does well enough to get any kind of distribution deal, the independent filmmaker may make some money, but most don’t.
You can learn a lot more about this at IMDb’s Shop Talk-Directors board.
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