Poverty Row

Poverty Row was a slang term used in Hollywood from the late 1920s through the mid-1950s to a variety of small (and mostly short-lived) B movie studios . While many of them were on (or near) today’s Gower Street in Hollywood, the term did not necessarily refer to any specific physical location, but was rather a figurative catch-all for low-budget films produced by these lesser-tier studios. Read more “Poverty Row”

Possessory credit

possessory credit in filmmaking is the use of a film credit which gives primary artistic recognition to a single person – usually (but not always) film director . Examples include “A Stanley Kubrick movie” ( The Shining ), “A movie by Quentin Tarantino ” ( Pulp Fiction ), and ” Alfred Hitchcock ‘s Psycho” ( Psycho ). Possessory credit est Sometimes used in television programs , for example ” Tyler Perry’s House of Payne ” (Tyler Perry’s TBS sitcom House of Payne). Occasionally another word besides “movie” is used such as “A Spike Lee Joint” or “A Martin Scorsese Picture”. Possessory credit may also be given to the producer , an example of this is Steven Spielberg presents Back To The Future . Read more “Possessory credit”

Pitch trailer

In the filmmaking industry, a pitch trailer, also known as a Concept Trailer or Proof Of Concept Trailer, is a movie trailer produced independently by the filmmaker for the sole purpose of illustrating the concept, style and theme of a feature film. Pitch trailers can be used by film directors, producers or executive producers during the film’s planning, crowdfunding or fundraising phase, they are often self-financed and are structured and edited to appear like an ordinary feature film trailer. Pitch trailers are most commonly presented to financiers as a part of the film’s pitch. Sometimes, these trailers are used for casting purposes and marketing purposes as well.[1] Read more “Pitch trailer”

Pick-up (filmmaking)

In filmmaking , a pick-up is a small, relatively minor shot filmed or recorded after the fact to increase footage already shot. When whole scenes are redone, it is referred to as a re-shoot . Both types of shots usually occur after continuity , logic, or quality issues are identified during the film editing process. In other words, such shots have been made, and the costumes have been stored, and all the cast and most of the crew have been moved to other projects. If the issues had been identified during main photography, the director would simply have asked for another take . Therefore, the director and producer must Carefully balance the expense of substantial businesses Reuniting key cast and crew members on set contre whether pick-ups or re-shoots are absolutely Necessary to fix stud holes (or worse) in the final cut. Read more “Pick-up (filmmaking)”