BENEFITS OF AN INDUSTRY CAREER  

A majority of workers in Hollywood make up the "Below-the-Line" community

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California’s motion picture and television industry is directly responsible for…

  • 212,520  Jobs supported by the industry

 

  • 26.58+  Billion in wages

 

  • 129,300+  Jobs related to production

Salaries in the industry are…

  • 47% higher than the national average

 

  • 65% higher for direct production jobs.

In 2019 there were...

  • 247 Films 

  • 1,178 Original TV Series

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As of 2020 there are…

  • 150,000 IATSE Members nationwide

 

  • 8,000 Motion Picture Editors Guild Members 

        *estimated 5.2% are African American

  THE STATS  

ORIGINAL CONTENT DOLLARS SPENT IN 2019

Amazon 6.5 billion

Netflix $15 billion

Disney $27.8 billion

*Netflix expected annual spend $26 billion for 2028 

There were 1,178 Original TV Series in 2019, a 7% gain in scripted from 2018 and 85% increase since 2011. The rise of streaming networks like Hulu, Amazon and Netflix have contributed to this growth, with more companies like Disney+, AppleTV, Quibi, HBOMAx entering the digital space.

Gender and Underrepresented Status of Film Editors

  U.S. RACIAL DIVERSITY  

Race / Ethnic 

Minorities Represented

2045 Racial profile of the U.S. population

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