AND Isn’t “&”, at Least Not in Movies

One thing I’ve learned over the years about filmmaking, more specifically filmmaker credits is a thing most people don’t know about: the difference between “&” and “And.”

When attributing credits for writing, those two things mean completely different credits.

&- The ampersand symbol when seen in a poster like this:


This means that the people tied with the ampersand worked on the project together, as a writing team.

AND- When you see in a poster with this:


The first person wrote the first draft, then the second person wrote the second draft and so on. The Writer’s Guild of America has strict rules of credit arbitration, whereas the second writer must have written at least 50% of new material in order for them to be accredited.

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