There are currently an estimated 134,700 filmmakers in the United States. The filmmaker job market is expected to grow by 12.2% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are filmmakers?
CareerExplorer rates filmmakers with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 22,700 filmmakers. That number is based on 16,500 additional filmmakers, and the retirement of 6,200 existing filmmakers.
Are filmmakers in demand?
The demand for filmmakers is expected to stem from strong public demand for movies and television shows, as well as increased popularity of U.S. productions in foreign markets. Expanding cable, satellite, streaming, mobile content, and direct-for web operations are expected to increase production and distribution of major studio and independent films. Competition for all jobs in the field will be keen.
What’s the supply of filmmakers?
The filmmaker industry is concentrated in California, New York, Florida
Filmmaker job market by state
|State Name||Employed Filmmakers|
|District of Columbia||2,000|