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:

Ampersand

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:

AND

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.


You can follow more of Jamie’s movie adoration on Twitter: @GuyOnAWire

Advertisements

One thought on “AND Isn’t “&”, at Least Not in Movies

  1. Pingback: My Favorite Posts So Far | guyonawire

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s