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Television: Career ladder

india Updated: Mar 14, 2008 21:33 IST
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Career:
Companies: Channels: NDTV Imagine, Star Plus, UTV, Sony Entertainment, Zee
Production Houses: Miditech, Synergy, Balaji, Endemol.

Pay:
Actor: Rs 15,000 per day to Rs 60,000 a day
Production: Rs 15,000 to Rs 1 lakh a month (depending on the project)
Programming: Rs 25,000 onwards
Programming head: Rs 2 to 3 lakh a month
Editing: Rs 15,000 - Rs 60,000 a month (depending on the project)
Creative Director - Rs 30,000 to Rs 70,000 per month (depending on the project)

Ladder for the sub-field of programming in a channel:
Level 1: Executive producer
Level 2:Senior executive producer
Level 3: Creative director
Level 4: Executive Vice President Content head/fiction Content Head non fiction

Ladder for the sub-field of programming in a production house: Fiction shows:
Level 1: Intern/trainee
Level 2: Associate Executive Producer
Level 3: Executive Producer
Level 4: Associate Creative Head
Level 5: Creative Head

Ladder for the sub-field of Post production in a production house: Fiction Shows
Level 1: Trainee - learn how to digitise tapes
Level 2: Learn logging
Level 3: Junior Assisting the editor
Level 4: Editor