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Film
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On the set.

Not to be confused with The Sims (film) or Actor.

The Film career is a career in The Sims 3: Late Night that puts emphasis on the Celebrity mechanic, also introduced with Late Night. Sims go to work at the Plumbob Pictures Backlot and can win awards. It is split into two branches: Actor and Director. The Acting branch requires the Charisma skill, while the Director requires Writing. Both rely heavily on the sim's celebrity level.

The Film career shares some of the Ambitions features, much like the Medical career.[1] 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.
Performance tones
  • Business as Usual
  • Work Hard
  • Slack Off
  • Meet Cast Members
  • Hang with Cast Members
  • Compliment The Director

Promotion Levels[]

Film career icon.png Film Career Levels
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! §18/hour No Bonus
S M T W T F S Pension: §30
Suburb
07:00 - 14:00
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Bridgeport
13:00 - 19:00
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Performance Factors
Mood
2) Best Boy / Best Girl
The Best Boy (or Best Girl) is often not the best and, as required by law, typically not a boy (or girl). As a lackey to the Director, stars, it's your job to get it done regardless of the cost to personal dignity. §22/hour Bonus: §252
S M T W T F S Pension: §40
Suburb
07:00 - 14:00
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Bridgeport
13:00 - 19:00
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Performance Factors
Mood
Cast Members
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! §30/hour Bonus: §
S M T W T F S Pension: §50
Suburb
07:00 - 13:00
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Bridgeport
13:00 - 18:00
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Performance Factors
Mood
Cast Members
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. §44/hour Bonus: §
S M T W T F S Pension: §70
Suburb
10:00 - 16:00
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Bridgeport
13:00 - 18:00
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Performance Factors
Mood Cast Members
Celebrity Level 0-2
Perk: The sim will now get a slight point boost when 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. §52/hour Bonus: §
S M T W T F S Pension: §80
Suburb
10:00 - 16:00
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Bridgeport
13:00 - 18:00
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Performance Factors
Mood Cast Members
Celebrity Level 1-2

After being promoted from Production Manager, Sims will be able to choose one of the two career paths: Acting or Directing branch.

Acting Branch[]

Film career icon.png Film Career Levels - Acting Branch
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. §97/hour Bonus: §
S M T W T F S Pension: §100
Suburb
12:00 - 17:00
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Bridgeport
14:00 - 19:00
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Performance Factors
Mood Charisma 3-6
Cast Members Celebrity Level 2-4
Perk: Sim will now have an easier time getting through the barrier ropes. Celebrity requirements have been 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! §126/hour Bonus: §
S M T W T F S Pension: §120
Suburb
12:00 - 17:00
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Bridgeport
14:00 - 19:00
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Performance Factors
Mood Charisma 4-7
Celebrity Level 3-4
Perk: Win a Sim's Choice Award.
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! §146/hour Bonus: §
S M T W T F S Pension: §140
Suburb
12:00 - 17:00
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Bridgeport
14:00 - 19:00
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Performance Factors
Mood Charisma 5-8
Celebrity Level 3-5
Perk: Sims will ride a limousine, rather than a taxi, as a default vehicle.
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. §286/hour Bonus: §
S M T W T F S Pension: §170
Suburb
12:00 - 16:00
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Bridgeport
14:00 - 18:00
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Performance Factors
Mood Charisma 7-9
Celebrity Level 4-5
Perk: Win a Green Orb Award.
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. §752/hour Bonus: §
S M T W T F S Pension: §330
Suburb
12:00 - 15:00
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Bridgeport
15:00 - 18:00
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Performance Factors
Mood Charisma 9-10
Celebrity Level 4-5
Perk: Get a Superstar Trailer and win a Simmy Award.

Directing Branch[]

Film career icon.png Film Career Levels - Directing Branch
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. §78/hour Bonus: §744
S M T W T F S Pension: §90
Suburb
12:00 - 18:00
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Bridgeport
13:00 - 18:00
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Performance Factors
Mood Writing 3-6
Cast Members Celebrity Level 2-4
Perk: Sim will now have an easier time getting through the barrier ropes. Celebrity requirements have been reduced by one.
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! §102/hour Bonus: §
S M T W T F S Pension: §120
Suburb
12:00 - 18:00
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Bridgeport
13:00 - 18:00
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Performance Factors
Mood Writing 4-7
Celebrity Level 3-4
Perk: Win a Sim's Choice Award.
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! §159/hour Bonus: §
S M T W T F S Pension: §160
Suburb
12:00 - 17:00
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Bridgeport
13:00 - 18:00
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Performance Factors
Mood Writing 5-8
Celebrity Level 3-5
Perk: Sim can now 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. (or Ms.) Assistant Director! §206/hour Bonus: §
S M T W T F S Pension: §200
Suburb
12:00 - 17:00
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Bridgeport
13:00 - 17:00
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Performance Factors
Mood Writing 7-9
Celebrity Level 4-5
Perk: Win a Green Orb Award.
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! §451/hour Bonus: §
S M T W T F S Pension: §350
Suburb
12:00 - 16:00
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Bridgeport
13:00 - 16:00
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Performance Factors
Mood Writing 9-10
Celebrity Level 4-5
Perk: Get a Director's Seat of Power and win a Simmy Award.

Notes[]

  • Players have to manually add film studio rabbit holes in worlds other than Bridgeport in order for Sims to be able to join the film career.
  • As of patch 1.38, players can disable the celebrity system and opt their Sims out from becoming one. However, this may negatively affect the celebrity level performance factor for the film career as Sims will never be able to become a celebrity.

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