What's the difference between the 2 roles in TV credits, I noticed that the special is given to a more famous player, is it true? Is there a definitive answer?

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    I suspect there is more to this than even what the answer linked above describes. I know that sometimes major actors in bit parts are unbilled so that the producers don't have to follow SAG rules and pay them, but recently I noticed that "with" credits don't always follow much of a quantifiable logic because in Glass Onion, Kate Hudson got a "with" credit and she's in literally the entire film as a premier cast member yet was not billed as one of the "starring" roles. Sadly, it may actually be as stated in the answer below, it's what your agent can negotiate.
    – shigginpit
    Commented Jan 1, 2023 at 1:04

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The definitive answer is going to be rather disappointing, I'm afraid.

It depends on what your agent can negotiate.
Nothing more, nothing less.

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