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What's the difference between "and" and "&" in movie credits?

Found a couple of references although different countries may have different guidelines Source A - US Rules The ampersand (e.g. “Al Gough & Miles Millar”) means that the two writers are a team, ...
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Early credit roll before the end of the film

Monty Python's Flying Circus did this. According to TV Tropes: Credits Gag: In addition to many Creative Closing Credits, the placement of the credits in the show's sequence was a gag in itself. ...
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Why does Peter Dinklage's name appear first in the opening credits?

From forbes by Carol Pinchefsky, Note: I had wondered if Dinklage’s Outstanding Supporting Actor Emmy award had anything to do with the position of his name on the credits. However, Elizabeth ...
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"And introducing..." used for known actors?

These are joke credits deliberately placed by the director Stephen Soderbergh. “Introducing” Julia Roberts Soderbergh: She was the only person we had in mind. We thought it would be fun for her to be ...
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Why was H.G Wells not credited in The Invisible Man (2020)?

Because it's not necessary Whilst it would have been nice, the original novel was published in 1897 and the usual copyright / rights period is, depending on location from 50 - 70 years after the ...
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Did Star Trek: Picard get new writers for Season 2?

Based on the per-episode crew credits found on IMDB: yes, season two has new writers. Creators Every episode of season one and two credits Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, and Alex ...
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What's the metal clinking sound at the end of credits in Avengers: Endgame?

From this question & answer at Science Fiction & Fantasy What’s with the clanks at the end of the credits in Avengers: Endgame? According to Vanity Fair Disney have confirmed.... There is no ...
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Why is there a "B" in Sabrina's hand?

It's actually an initial on her letterman sweater. Sabrina attends Baxter High School. Sabrina Spellman, a teenage half-witch who lives in the town of Greendale with her aunts, her cousin Ambrose,...
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Early credit roll before the end of the film

I believe the notorious film Irréversible does this as part of its "reverse chronology" gimmick. The credits roll right at the very beginning, reversed so they scroll from top-to-bottom instead of ...
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How were the opening credits to Superman created?

A lot of this will be defining terms. Animation Prior to the advent of computer animation, animation meant taking a bunch of still photos that had slight changes from one photo to the next and then ...
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Why was H.G Wells not credited in The Invisible Man (2020)?

There are two reasons to include someone in the credits: Legal obligation Marketing Since H.G. Wells's copyright has expired, there was no licensing contract between the studio and his estate for ...
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Why was H.G Wells not credited in The Invisible Man (2020)?

In addition to the legal reasons, let's consider two old movies with old source material Dracula (1931) 1931's Dracula was so successful, it spawned multiple Dracula/vampire stories not written by ...
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Does the official length of a movie include the credits?

IMDb defines the running time as per the description below. In brief, yes, the running time includes the entire credit sequence. The IMDb running times section records the duration in minutes of ...
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Which movie/tv started showing scenes after credit?

The very-first end-credit scene was apparently from The Silencers movie which was released in the year 1966 based on this article The first modern post-credits scene seems to be the tag at the end of ...
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Why are some executive producers credited individually?

Same reason everything else about their credits is formatted as it is: their contracts said so. In the specific case of EPs, there's really three different "kinds" of executive producer for a TV show ...
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Who was messaged in the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War?

Yes, that was the Captain Marvel logo:
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On the West Wing, why was Josh's assistant given so much screen time?

Because the producers saw the potential for a "will they, won't they"-relationship. Quoting Wikipedia: The chemistry between Janel Moloney and Bradley Whitford, who portrayed Josh Lyman, caught ...
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What's up with Archbishop Desmond?

I believe this is due to what TV Tropes calls a "Small Reference Pool" - pop culture's understanding of a topic only goes so far. Top Gear always uses these gag credits during its foreign specials, ...
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Why aren't the songs from a TV show credited in the end credits?

Money. In this case Time which equals money. The vast majority of TV content is still provided by TV networks who make their income from ads. Every second not devoted to actual content is a second ...
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Did Star Trek: Picard get new writers for Season 2?

While he also seems to have about three co-writing credits on the second season (2.01, 2.02, 2.10), one major change from season one to season two was Showrunner Michael Chabon being replaced by Terry ...
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What's the meaning of abbreviations in credits? (ASC, PGA, ...)

Generally, these abbreviations you see indicate a society or union that person is a member of. Since such societies are very distinctive and respected ones, people add it to their names in credits. ...
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Why did Arrival have a Horse Wrangler?

There is a horse in the movie, it's just shown out of focus or in extreme close up. This is one of Louise's memories of her daughter, when she exits the ship after deciding to take off her suit to ...
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Thor: Ragnarok's end credits scene

It has not been officially confirmed but the inference is that it's Thanos in his quest for the Infinity Stones...which will lead into the Avengers: Infinity War movie. As Thor and Loki (Tom ...
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What happened to the third post credit scene?

According to Screenrant (beware: SPOILERS for future movies): the originally planned post-credits scene featuring Bruce Banner a.k.a. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) would have been shot for the film but ...
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What's the difference between "and" and "&" in movie credits?

What are the rules, and is it consistent amongst the guilds? ie, do Director collaborations also use the same nomenclature? In general, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) has a "one director rule" ...
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What's the metal clinking sound at the end of credits in Avengers: Endgame?

Paulie_D answered it pretty well but here are the official wordings: From bgr Russos said: Q: There were some metal smashing sound when the movie ended. Was that an easter egg? or just a tribute to ...
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What is the image of at the beginning of Better Call Saul's next-to-last episode?

It’s a shot of Kim standing at the airport when she returns to Albuquerque, New Mexico later on in the same episode. Screenshot comes from this YouTube video of the opening of Better Call Saul season ...
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Why is Young Sheldon's end credit title card numbered #562?

These are called Vanity Cards. Producer Chuck Lorre includes them in his productions. The Big Bang Theory Season 11 and Young Sheldon Season 1 started on the same day. But TBBT got its show aired ...
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What do we call a person who designs the architecture or armors of a medieval fantasy film?

The hierarchy of production design, below the actual Director, of course, radiates outwards and downwards like a family tree with more branches and people the lower you go. At the top is the ...
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Are the comic strips in the Marvel logo relevant to each film?

Answer: Sometimes. The Same: This is the MCU one (Iron-Man through Iron-Man 3 (excluding the Hulk)) and is also used in such films as the Blade trilogy, Spider-man trilogy, Daredevil (2004), X-Men ...
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