Terminology

This is your online dictionary to all the lingo that the players in Hollywood throw around on a regular basis.

Above-the-line

ADR

Affiliates (TV)

Agency

Ambiance (background)

Art Director

Associate Producer

Backdoor Pilot

Back-End Payment

Beat

Below-the-line

Best Boy

Biopic

Blind Script Agreement

Blocking

Bond Company

Book Agent

Bridge Financing

Budget

Budget/Sales Corollary

Camera Operator

Capability

Cash Break Even

Casting Director

Chain Of Title

Commercial Agent

Completion Bond

Consideration

Continuity

Coverage

Dailies

Day and Date

Day-Out-Of-Days Schedule

Deferment

Derivative Works

Development (Film Making Process)

Development (Studio Division)

Director (film)

Director of Photography (DP)

Distribution Fee

Distributor

DMA

Domestic Territory

E&O Insurance

Executive Producer (film)

Executive Producer (TV)

Exhibitor

Featurette

Film Rentals

Final Cut

First Assistant Camera (First AC)

First Assistant Director (First AD)

First Look Deal

Focus Puller

Foley

Fringes

Gaffer

Gap Financing

Helmer

If Come Deal

Independent Film

Key Grip

Literary Agent

Logline

Line Producer

Location Scouting

Marketability

Master Shot

Negative Cost

Negative Pick-Up

Neilsen Ratings

Network

Non-Theatrical

Off-The-Tops

Option

Overall Deal

Owned & Operated TV Stations

P & A

P.A. (production assistant)

Packaging

Pay and Play

Pay or Play

Penalty

Period Piece

Pitch

Platform Release

Playability

Plot

Post-Production

Pre-Production

Presale

Principle Photography (production)

Producer

Production

Production Company (TV)

Production Designer

Prop Master

PFD Agreement

Poor Man’s Process

Production Assistant (P.A.)

Production Manager

Prop

Put Pilot/Penalties

Reader

Rights

Room Tone

Script Supervisor

Second Assistant Camera (2nd AC)

Second Assistant Director (2nd AD)

Sound

Special Effects

Special Effects Superivsor

Story

Studio (Film)

Studio (TV)

Syndication

Talent

Talent Agent

Teamsters

Tech Scouting

Testing

Trades, The

Turnaround

Ultimates Model

Unit Production Manager

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Coordinator

Visual Effects Producer

Visual Effects Supervisor

Wild Lines

Work-For-Hire Agreement

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