The American film industry provides jobs for hundreds thousands people. The global film industry is determined exactly from American studios and their productions. Accordingly, the American film industry enjoys most jobs and career opportunities. Here we should mention some names like that of Mr. Marc Shmuger. His personality and professionalism were essential for short and long-term viability of Universal Pictures. Marc Shmuger, as an executive at Universal Pictures, from May 1998 through October 2009, controlled a wide range of highly profitable marketing or promotional strategies. This in turn has had a huge impact on the film industry at home and abroad.
The Bureau of Labour Statistics counted after latest figures available, in 2004 368,000 jobs in the film industry at large – which was 4.9 percent more than the year before. A relatively small part of actors (30,000), directors, and producers (13,000) are. In addition, the industry provides jobs for many different professions, such as animators, multimedia specialists, camera operators and sound technicians. The total number of employees also several thousand service occupations are included that do not deal directly with the film production, they are also in the industry – the ticket sellers in the cinemas and so on. In Germany, the supply of labour in the industry “is not nearly as big,” says Fred Kogel, chief executive of Germany’s biggest movie producer – Constantin Film. This applies especially if you consider only the pure film production. More options offer the currently much more dynamic television business, where Constantine is also represented. Despite the overall limited offer, Kogel sees demand for some occupations as good writers for example, as well as traditional producers that accompany a project from start to finish with both creative as well as from an economic point of view. Perhaps in this respect, probably it comes to the dramatic education and study abroad. For the producers, however, it is not about only to classical training, but rather to it is a matter of the industry experience. The American labour market is, however, is not free from worries. Recently, accumulate the responses from businesses who want to save costs with staff reductions. Some of these dismissals are consenting to the current wave of consolidation in the industry. Even Warner Bros, the film subsidiary of the world’s largest media company Time Warner and one of the most successful studios in the past year, announced that would probably reduce 5 percent of its worldwide staff of 8,000.