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HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU GET PAID IF WORKING AS FILM CREW?FIND OUT

Gerald Langiri
April 09 / 2013

Are you working as crew or are interested to be part of crew in the Kenyan Film industry? Well you need to know what this career path will earn you. The Kenya Film and Television Professional Association (KFTPA) have released the rates that all crew members working in the industry and in the different productions and production houses should abide by.

See the rates below


Guideline of Daily Rates Based on 12 hour day

Producer:

KES 15,000-40,000

Line Producer:

KES 15,000-40,000

Production Manager:

KES 12,000-25,000

Production Coordinator:

KES 8,000-15000

Production Secretary:

KES 7,500-8,500

Production Assistant:

KES 4,500-6,500

PA/Driver:

KES 4,500-6,500

Continuity/Script Supervisor:

KES 10,000-20,000

First AD:

KES 10,000-30,000

Second AD:

KES 7,500-15,000

Third AD:

KES 4,000-10,000

Trainee AD / Set PA:

KES 2,500-6,000

Production Accountant:

KES 15,000-25,000

Production Cashier:

KES 10,000-15,000

Petty Cash Clerk:

KES 4,000-7,500

Casting Director:

KES 12,000-15,000

Location Manager:

KES 10,000-40,000

Assistant Location Mgr:

KES 6,000-10,000

Unit Manager:

KES 10,000-15,000

Assistant Unit Mgr:

KES 6,000-10,000

Unit Nurse (incl.kit but excl.cost of drugs, etc.):

KES 10,000-15,000

Transport Coordinator / Manager:

KES 10,000-15,000

Drivers:

KES 1,500-2,500

1st Assistant Cameraman:

KES 10,000-15,000

Camera Assistant:

KES 7,500-10,000

Trainee Loader/Camera:

KES 4,000-6,000

Sound Technician:

KES 10,000-20,000

Boom man/Swinger:

KES 10,000-15,000

Production Designer:

KES 15,000-40,000

Art Director:

KES 15,000-30,000

Set Decorator:

KES 10,000-15,000

Property Master:

KES 10,000-25,000

Props Buyer:

KES 10,000-15,000

Standby Props:

KES 8,000-15,000

Props Asst.:

KES 4,000-10,000

Costume Designer:

KES 12,000-30,000

Wardrobe Mistress/Master:

KES 10,000-20,000

1st Wardrobe/Standby:

KES 7,500-12,000

2nd Wardrobe:

KES 6,000-10,000

Seamstress:

KES 6,000-10,000

HOD Make-up/Hair:

KES 10,000-30,000

2nd Make-up Artist:

KES 7,500-10,000

Construction Manager:

KES 8,000-15,000

Construction Coordinator:

KES 7,500-10,000

Standby Carpenter:

KES 6,000-10,000

Standby Painter:

KES 6,000-10,000

Carpenter/Plasterer/Painter:

KES 5,000-7,500

Unskilled Labour:

KES 1,500-2,000

Gaffer:

KES 10,000-20,000

Generator Operator:

KES 7,500-12,000

Key Grip:

KES 10,000-20,000

Dolly Grip:

KES 7,500 -10,000

Grip Assistant:

KES 7,500-10,000

 


Guideline of Weekly Rates Based on 6-day week, 12 hour day

Service Producer:

KES 90,000-180,000

Line Producer:

KES 90,000-180,000

Production Manager/Prod.Coordinator:

KES 60,000-90,000

Production Secretary:

KES 30,000-48,000

Production Assistant:

KES 12,000-24,000

PA/Driver:

KES 12,000-24,000

Continuity/Script Supervisor:

KES 24,000-48,000

First AD:

KES 60,000-120,000

Second AD:

KES 30,000-60,000

Third AD:

KES 25,000-48,000

Trainee AD / Set PA:

KES 6,000-12,000

Production Accountant:

KES 60,000-120,000

Production Cashier:

KES 42,000-72,000

Petty Cash Clerk:

KES 24,000-36,000

Casting Director:

KES 72,000-90,000

Location Manager:

KES 60,000-180,000

Assistant Location Mgr:

KES 36,000-48,000

Unit Manager:

KES 60,000-90,000

Assistant Unit Mgr:

KES 36,000-42,000

Unit Nurse (incl.kit but excl.cost of drugs, etc.):

KES 60,000-90,000

Transport Coordinator / Manager:

KES 60,000-90,000

Drivers:

KES 12,000-24,000

1st Assistant Cameraman:

KES 48,000-60,000

Camera Assistant:

KES 30,000-48,000

Trainee Loader/Camera:

KES 24,000-30,000

Sound Technician:

KES 60,000-180,000

Boom man/Swinger:

KES 42,000-60,000

Production Designer:

KES 90,000-180,000

Art Director:

KES 60,000-90,000

Set Decorator:

KES 60,000-90,000

Property Master:

KES 60,000-90,000

Props Buyer:

KES 60,000-90,000

Standby Props:

KES 42,000-48,000

Props Asst.:

KES 36,000-48,000

Costume Designer:

KES 90,000-180,000

Wardrobe Mistress/Master:

KES 48,000-90,000

1st Wardrobe/Standby:

KES 42,000-48,000

2nd Wardrobe:

KES 36,000-48,000

Seamstress:

KES 28,000-30,000

HOD Make-up/Hair:

KES 60,000-180,000

2nd Make-up Artist:

KES 36,000-48,000

Construction Manager:

KES 60,000-90,000

Construction Coordinator:

KES 36,000-48,000

Standby Carpenter:

KES 42,000-48,000

Standby Painter:

KES 42,000-48,000

Carpenter/Plasterer/Painter:

KES 24,000-36,000

Unskilled Labour:

KES 9,000-12,000

Gaffer:

KES 54,000-72,000

Electrician:

KES 42,000-48,000

Generator Operator:

KES 42,000-48,000

Key Grip:

KES 54,000-72,000

Dolly Grip:

KES 54,000-72,000

Grip Assistant:

KES 42,000-48,000

http://kftpa.co.ke

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