RECURRING- a role in which an actor will appear more than once on episodic television or in a series of film portraying the same role. While stars and series regulars are recurring roles, the term recurring applies to guest stars and featured players only.
REGULAR- a star or co-star in episodic television, or a member of an ensemble seen in almost very episode. SERIES REGULAR may also be used.
RELEASE PRINT- Release print refers to the actual film released to theaters or other distribution channels, read for commercial projection or duplication.
RECOUPMENT – The point from which profits flow.
RESIDUAL - The fee paid to performers for rebroadcast of a commercial, film or TV program. With commercials these are referred to as “use fees”. In the recording industry similar forms of compensation are referred to as “royalties”.
RESOLUTION - Resolution refers to the amount of detail in a displayed image. It is usually referred to in terms of amount of pixels (picture elements) for horizontal and vertical. Scans.
RESUME - List of credits, usually attached to an 8x10 or composite. While printing or glue may be used, it is usually recommended that staples on all four corners are the best method of attachment to assure that photo and resume remain together in an agent or casting director’s files.
RETAKES- having to shoot the same scenes again, usually because of a technical difficulty or cast change.
REVERSE SHOT- Changing the camera perspective to the complete opposite or reverse of where it was before. Often used in POV or point of view shots.
REWRITE - Changes in the script, often using color-coded pages to indicate most current version.
RF- Radio Frequency, of the frequency radios transmit on. RF on a set is usually used to refer to interference with radios or recording equipment caused by the use radio frequencies for outside the production, such as passing planes, television transmitters and cordless telephones.
RIDER- any additional requirements added to a contract. In the recording and live music industries riders may include the availability of a humidifier, specific food or beverage needs, certain sound or lighting requirements, specific transportation, specific housing accommodations, the availability of comp (complimentary or free) tickets and so on. Tech and Hospitality are two common forms of riders.
RIGHT-TO-WORK-STATES - Those states that do not honor certain union provisions. Referred to as “right to work for less” or “right to fire” states by union activist, these states may allow work to be performed on union worksites without requiring the worker to join a union.
ROAD (THE) – Touring with a show.
ROLLING! - The verbal cue for the camera film and audiotape to start rolling. In the digital age the call “rolling” indicates that the camera is in use and capturing images and/or sound. With video “SPEED” is usually substituted, to let the director know that the image will be captured on the tape. Most modern equipment is almost instantaneously at “speed” but the tradition of marking the sound and video with “speed” continues to assist in the performance and editing functions.
ROOM TONE - A sound recording (sometimes made upon completion of a scene) to record existing noise at the location. Also called "wild track”, “ambient sound” or “cloud noise”.
ROUGH CUT- is the editors’ first version of the final product, usually presented to show the editors vision of the film or project. Such additional sweetening as soundtrack, sound effects, Folly work and other special effects are usually not included in a rough cut.
ROYALTY - A percentage of the sale of an artist product paid to the artist by the distributor of the product. This is the major source of income for most recording artists. It is similar to residuals in film and use fees in commercial television.
ROYALTY POOL - To speed up recoupment of funds invested, in a profitable week 40% is set-aside for investors in a special account labeled the royalty pool.
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