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below the line

February 4, 2012

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All people who don’t officially have creative influence over the film (as opposed to above the line). You can read more on this (and list of below the line people) on Wikipedia.   Advertisements

above the line

February 4, 2012

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A group of individuals most important for a film (i.e. screenwriter, producer, director, cinematographer, casting director, leading actors). Their contracts are negotiated before the production as such begins. In the past film budgets drew a line below the list of these people and this is where the expression comes from. See also: below the line

accountant

February 4, 2012

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Manages the budget, controls costs, makes sure that people get paid. Accounting in film is well-known for using many creative techniques. This phenomenon is called Hollywood accounting or Hollywood bookkeeping. We’ll right more soon. Right know you can find some information here: Hollywood Accounting on Wikipedia

shooting ratio

February 2, 2012

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The ratio between the duration of all footage shot and the duration of the final product. A 25 minute film with 50 minutes of footage has a ratio of 2:1. Shooting ratio is very important when shooting on film stock, due to the high price of film stock. It is much cheaper on video tape […]

due day

January 27, 2012

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The exact day on which payment should be effected (or some other task completed – e.g. delivered).

due date

January 26, 2012

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The exact date on which payment should be effected (or some other task completed – e.g. delivered).

rights clearance

January 25, 2012

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The process of obtaining rights to use intellectual property within a film or TV production (or music, web content, art, literature, multimedia etc.). One of the key business processes in film production, very complex. In combined works (like film) it requires great attention given to all elements that may be protected (patent, copyright, trademark, privacy, […]