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Hollywood Vocab

Working in the entertainment industry and don’t know what something means? We’re here to help.  Check out our Entertainment Industry Definitions:

A

Actors’ Equity Association

Ad Agency

ADR

AEA

1st & 2nd AD

AFTRA (A.F.T.R.A.)

Anncr.

Apple Box

Assistant Director

Atmosphere

Avail

 

B

Baby Wrangler

Back-to-One

Billing

Book Out

Booking

Breakdowns

Breakdown Service

Bump

Buyout

 

C

Callback

Call Sheet

Call Time

Casting Director

Catering

Chroma Keying

Close-Up

Cold Reading

Commercial Agent

Commercial Conflict

Commercial Copy

Commercial Storyboard

Co-Star

Coogan Trust Account (for minors)

Copy

Conflict

Coverage

Craft Services

Crashing an Audition

 

D

Day-Player

Demo Reel

Director

Director of Photography

 

E

Equity

Executive Producer

Extra

 

F

Favored Nations

Featured

First Assistant Camera (1st AC)

First Assistant Director (1st AD)

Fit Models

Fitting

G

General Contract Agreement

Green Screen

Grip

Guest Star

 

H

Hiatus

 

I

Improv

Industrial Commercial

Infomercial

 

K

Key Grip

 

L

Line Producer

Local Commercial

Long Form Improv

Looping

 

M

Main Billing

Mark

Master

Meal Penalty

Medium

MFN / Most Favored Nation

Model’s ToteBag

Monologue

 

N

National TV Commercial

Non-Union

 

O

On Avail

On Hold

Over the Shoulder

 

P

Per Diem

Pilot

Pilot Season

Pin (Pinned)

Pre-Production

Pre-reads

Producer

Production Assistant (PA)

Production Manager

Prop Master

PSA

 

R

Recurring

Regional / Regional Commercial

Release

Residuals

 

S

SAG (S.A.G.)

SAG-AFTRA

Self Submissions

Series Regular

Sides

Short Form Improv

Slate

Spec

Spokesperson Commercial

Stage Name

Stand-in

Storyboard

Studio Teacher

 

T

Tag

Taft-Hartley

Talent Agent

Talent Manager

Teleprompter

Theatrical Agent

Title Sequence

Turnaround

Top of Show

Two-Shot

Type Casting

 

U

Under 5

Union Scale

Upgrade

Usage Fee

 

 

W

Weather Day

Web Series

Webisode

Wide Master

Work Permit

Wrap

 

Y

“Yes, and–” Rule

 

Z

 

Zed Card

 

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