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Film
Late night scifi movie
On the set.

Not to be confused with The Sims (film).
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The Film career is a new career in The Sims 3: Late Night. It is split into two branches similar to many other careers in The Sims 3: Actor and Director.[1]

The career puts emphasis on the Celebrity mechanic, also introduced with The Sims 3: Late Night, as it is a factor that influences job performance.

Sims in the film career go to work at the new rabbit hole: Film studio, but are also able to do other career-related tasks around the neighborhood, much like the Medical career, or the careers added in The Sims 3: Ambitions.[2] Some of these tasks include:

  • Promoting movies at bars
  • Promoting movies
  • Picking up food for shoots
  • Buying food for colleagues for when they are on their breaks.

Sims in the film careers can win awards, similar to the ones in The Sims: Superstar.[3] Sims in the career can also write movie scripts[4] The movie studio rabbit hole name is Plumbob Pictures Backlot.[5] The Options are:

  • Business as Usual
  • Work Hard
  • Slack Off
  • Meet Cast Members
  • Hang with Cast Members
  • Compliment The Director
Level Name Description Work Time Compensation Performance Factors Perks
(cumulative)
1 Background Extra As a Background Extra, it's important never to be heard or seen, unless the scene calls for clapping or the incoherent cheers of the mob. A healthy dose of anonymity will do you some good, since an introduction to stardom is just a few takes away!
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
1:00PM-7:00PM 09001500
Pay
§21/hour
Promotional Bonus
None
Pension
§30
Skills
None
Other
Mood
None


2 Best Boy/Girl The Best Boy/Best Girl is often not the best and, as required by law, typically not a boy/girl. As a lackey to the Director, stars, it's your job to get it done regardless of the cost to personal dignity.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
1:00PM-7:00PM 09001500
Pay
§25/hour
Promotional Bonus
252
Pension
§40
Skills
None
Other
Mood, Relations with co-workers
None


3 Key Grip Much like the movement of the camera, your career is seemingly on rails towards stardom and glory. However, for now your job is getting everything precisely in focus for the Director. Continue charming your fellow crew members and your career will come into focus!
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
1:00PM-6:00PM 09001500
Pay
§36/hour
Promotional Bonus
None
Pension
§50
Skills
Other
Mood, Relations with co-workers
None


4 Personal Assistant Being the right hand of someone important is as good as actually being important! You'll need to mix and mingle with celebrities while taking care of tasks for you employer, which means you need to work your way onto lesser red carpets by upping your Celebrity status.

(Sim) will now get a slight point boost when gaining Celebrity Points.

Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
1:00PM-6:00PM 09001500
Pay
§52/hour
Promotional Bonus
None
Pension
§70
Skills
Other
Mood, Relations with co-workers, Celebrity Level
Slight point boost in gaining Celebrity Points


5 Production Manager The set, crew, equipment and assets are all under your purview as Production Manager, which means you're on the line when poorly supervised explosive stunts go boom! If you keep schmoozing with Celebrities after hours and help produce films on time and on budget, stardom will be yours.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
1:00PM-6:00PM 09001500
Pay
§62/hour
Promotional Bonus
None
Pension
§80
Skills
Other
Mood, Relations with co-workers, Celebrity Level
None


After the 5th level promotion, you're given a choice between the two branches: Acting or Directing.

ActingEdit

Level Name Description Work Time Compensation Performance Factors Perks
(cumulative)
6 TV Actor The grind of a weekly, globally syndicated TV show is good for an aspiring actor. It's all about pacing, humility, and an almost excessive outpouring of charisma. Hit your marks and nobody will touch that dial.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
12:00PM-5:00PM 09001500
Pay
§93/hour
Promotional Bonus
none
Pension
§100
Skills
Charisma
Other
Mood, Relations with co-workers, Celebrity Level
Easier time getting past barrier ropes in club; Celebrity Star level restrictions reduced by one


7 Featured Actor The network is excited to see you as a Featured Actor in each and every one of their crime, court room, and hospital dramas, as well as a brief cameo in their feel-good family friendly comedy. You're such a charmer!
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
2:00PM-7:00PM 09001500
Pay
§126/hour
Promotional Bonus
None
Pension
§120
Skills
Charisma
Other
Mood, Celebrity Level
None


8 Supporting Actor The confines of household televisions are not sufficient for your budding stardom. The studio has pushed you to the big screen in theaters nationwide, albeit in a Supporting Actor role. Keep flashing those pearly whites at hotspots around town and soon you'll be so popular that your acting abilities won't even be taken into account!
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
2:00PM-7:00PM 09001500
Pay
§820/hour
Promotional Bonus
None
Pension
§140
Skills
Charisma
Other
Mood, Celebrity Level
Limo carpool


9 Lead Actor When the credits roll, it'll be your name that appears on screen first, regardless of alphabetical order. The film is about you, your talents, your face, and your Celebrity status. Pick your roles carefully and continue building your contact list around the set.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
2:00PM-6:00PM 09001500
Pay
§1216/hour
Promotional Bonus
None
Pension
§170
Skills
Charisma
Other
Mood, Celebrity Level
None


10 Superstar Actor Each and every movie you grace with your presence breaks sales records. Whether it's 3D, 2D, silent, or animated, your acting ability and Celebrity status are unsurpassed. Filmgoers and your peers whisper not about whether you're the greatest actor alive, but if you're the best ever.
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
3:00PM-6:00PM 09001500
Pay
§2310/hour
Promotional Bonus
None
Pension
§330
Skills
Charisma
Other
Mood, Celebrity Level
Superstar Trailer


DirectingEdit

Level Name Description Work Time Compensation Performance Factors Perks
(cumulative)
6 Storyboardist Before the set is crafted and actors begin practicing lines, the scene must be storyboarded. This is a good time to hone your writing abilities and improve your Celebrity status, because your best idea is only as good as who you know.

(Sim) will now have an easier time getting through the barrier ropes. Celebrity requirements have been reduced by one.

Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
1:00PM-6:00PM 09001500
Pay
§93/hour
Promotional Bonus
744
Pension
§90
Skills
Writing
Other
Mood, Relations with co-workers, Celebrity Level
None


7 2nd Unit Director Although the 2nd Unit Director doesn't shoot too many scenes involving actors, you do get to travel to remote and gorgeous locations and ride along in helicopter flyovers to capture those awe-inspiring credits sequences. You may not be directing what you want, but hey, you are directing !
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
1:00PM-6:00PM 09001500
Pay
§610/hour
Promotional Bonus
None
Pension
§120
Skills
Writing
Other
Mood, Celebrity Level
None


8 Script Writer Nothing goes to the director before meeting the express approval of the Script Writer. Every dramatic pause, monologue, and awkward "face the camera" scene is carefully penned by your expert hand. You're not just a writer anymore - you're a Celebrity writer !
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
1:00PM-6:00PM 09001500
Pay
§795/hour
Promotional Bonus
None
Pension
§160
Skills
8 Writing
Other
Mood, Celebrity Level
unlock the ability to write a screenplay on a computer


9 Assistant Director Filmgoers raise eyebrows and the blogosphere is bustling with commentary on your specific contributions to your films. The entire movie doesn't fall under your guiding hand quite yet, but Sims know your mark of quality and innovation when they see it. It's just a matter of time Mr/Ms. Assistant Director !
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
1:00PM-5:00PM 09001500
Pay
§1028/hour
Promotional Bonus
None
Pension
§200
Skills
Writing
Other
Mood, Celebrity Level
None


10 Distinguished Director The recipient of the yearly Best Director award is a foregone conclusion - you. If one of your films comes out in a season, other directors and studios panic like mice and delay showing their work as it is merely pedestrian in comparison to your masterpieces. It has been a long road, but one filled with glorious visuals and shockingly touching drama. You have arrived !
Days Off
M T W T F S S
Hours
1:00PM-4:00PM 09001500
Pay
§1803/hour
Promotional Bonus
None
Pension
§350
Skills
Writing
Other
Mood, Celebrity Level
Director's Seat of Power (can be found in Shared Family Inventory)


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