Film Credits and their Order
Guide to Film Credits Order Hierarchy (with Template)
Yes! Especially if you are doing a union film. There are strict rules and guidelines on where to position each and every crew title
in the films credits.
I was watching the Wizard of Oz the other day with my daughter. Back then there were a few cards for the
credits and that was that. You think the Second Assistant Makeup Person got a credit back then? Ha! Probably not...\
There she was slaving away on that green make-up for the Wicked Witch of the West, day in and day out, and in the
end what did she get? Well, I don't know, really. Maybe she got a credit.
Today, however, it is a completely different story. Most credits will appear at the end of the film.
It is rare that even the TITLE OF THE MOVIE will appear in the beginning. Films just start.
Not only that, theater go-ers will wait until the very last credit on "some" films to see if there is anything extra.
You might be thinking that I am referring to The Avengers (or any other Marvel film), and you'd be right, but I remember
very clearly waiting for all the credits to scroll by when sitting in the theater watching a James Bond movie just
so I could see what film James Bond would return in!
Film (or Movie) Credit Template in Excel
So, we've put together a little guide on where film credits (or as the common movie-goer says) "movie credits" should go. If you're done
reading this, just click the link above to get your free Film Credits/Movie Credits Template. Or, you can "Scroll down..." get it (as in movie credits....)
It's not that bad is it? :) But, wait... here's some more very
useful information coming about crew titles and their rates...
The Gorilla Ratebook - Thousands of Crew Titles and Rates
The Gorilla Ratebook is the premiere guide to get up-to-date crew rates. It includes union rates such as
SAG, DGA, WGA, Local 399's, and dozens of other film unions. It is vastly superior to EP's Paymaster and
Showbiz's Labor Rate Guide.
Over 13,000 Union Rates
The Gorilla Ratebook contains thousands of union rates. You can browse through them on your own,
or if you have Gorilla Budgeting you can integrate the ratebook seamlessly. Just click on a crew
title and the rate you need and it will pop into the detail level of your budget. It's as simple as that.
For a complete working demo of Gorilla Budgeting or The Gorilla Ratebook click here for Macintosh
or here for Windows.
If you have Gorilla Scheduling, you can create crew lists for your schedule.
With over a hundred crew titles and departments, just select the department and then the title
to attach it to a crew member.
Attaching Crew Titles to Crew Members in Gorilla
Notice that in Gorilla, each department has a set of crew titles attached to it. In the above screenshot,
the PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT has 12 Crew Titles attached, from Producer, Director, Production Manager, etc.
If you select a different department, you would see a different set of crew titles.
Now, you are not limited to Gorilla's built-in lists. You can also create your own crew titles and departments.
When you are ready to print a crew list, just click the Quick Report button.
Creating a Crew List Report
Crew List Report by Department - Gorilla Scheduling
Any questions? I know this is a lot of information, but we here at Jungle Software can answer any
of your questions about our products, or your inquiries about crew titles or union rates.
For a complete working demo of Gorilla Scheduling or Budgeting click here for Macintosh
or here for Windows.