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The Movie Studio was previously a location where your Sims can work at without being seen. In July 2016, the developers updated it to become the second of three professions where you control your Sims as they work (the first being the Police Station and the the third is the Hospital). It is in a corner of the map near the Stadium and SimTown Elementary.


Like the Police Station and Hospital, players must first meet the requirements to build the Film Studio: a certain number of sims and a certain amount of Simoleons (the price depends on how many other buildings you have already built, since the price will rise).

Choose two sims to work here and four NPCs will appear with bubbles over their heads. These bubbles have resources which is used to unlock, build and upgrade work stations. Each time players upgrade a work station, the XP increases to level up and decreases the time it takes to do the action. 

Your Sims start at level 1, Crew member, and must help 15 NPCs to level up. When they reach level 6, your Sims are assigned two new roles: Director and Performer, one each. Players continue to level up to level 10 to unlock new workstations and new options.  


The tutorial is a mini quest to familarise players to the professions. It is the same for all three professions. If you have already done the tutorial at one workplace, then it won't appear again for the other two. 

Click here to see what to do 


There are eleven work stations that are unlocked each time your Sims level up. Once your Sims reach level 10, you will receive outfits specific to that specialization: Director outfit for Director and A-List Actor outfit for Performer. 


Security Booth

Golf Cart

Catering Area


Costume Department

Hair & Makeup Dept

Stunt Set

Director's Trailer


Audition Room

Voice-over Booth

Film Set

A-List Trailer