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    • Geisha

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    • Impresarios

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    • Actor

    • An actor (or actress for females; see terminology) is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre, or in modern mediums such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The ... Read »


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    • Archimime

    • An archimime is a chief buffoon or jester. Among the ancient Romans, archimimes were persons who imitated the manners, gestures, and speech both of the living and the deceased. At first, they were only employed in the theatre, but were afterwards admitted to their feasts, and at last to funerals. At funerals, archimime ... Read »


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    • Artistic director

    • An artistic director is the executive of an arts organization, particularly in a theatre company, who handles the organization's artistic direction. They are generally a producer and director, but not in the sense of a mogul, since the organization is generally a non-profit organization. The artistic director of a thea ... Read »


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    • Barker (occupation)

    • A barker is a person who attempts to attract patrons to entertainment events, such as a circus or funfair, by exhorting passing public, describing attractions of show and emphasizing variety, novelty, beauty, or some other feature believed to incite listeners to attend entertainment. A barker may conduct a brief free s ... Read »


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    • Benshi

    • Benshi (弁士?) were Japanese performers who provided live narration for silent films (both Japanese films and Western films). Benshi are sometimes called katsudō-benshi (活動弁士) or katsuben (活弁). During silent films, the benshi stood to the side of the screen and introduced a ... Read »


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    • Bouffon

    • Bouffon (English originally from French: "farceur", "comique", jester") is a modern French theater term that was re-coined in the early 1960s by Jacques Lecoq at his L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris to describe a specific style of performance work that has a main focus in the art of moc ... Read »


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    • Ceroc

    • Ceroc is a partner dance best described as a derivative of Jive, but with minimal footwork. It is very loosely derived from many other dances including French Jive, Swing, Lindy Hop, and Rock and Roll, and more recently West Coast Swing, the main difference being minimal footwork which makes it more accessible to begin ... Read »


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    • Character Technical Director

    • A Character Technical Director (TD), also referred to as a Creature TD (ILM, Weta) or Technical Animator (Imageworks), is a type of technical director in film and video games who is specifically concerned with characters, creatures, and mechanical objects. The role of a Character TD may vary from studio to studio ... Read »


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    • Claque

    • A claque is an organized body of professional applauders in French theatres and opera houses. Members of a claque are called claqueurs. Hiring people to applaud dramatic performances was common in classical times. For example, when the Emperor Nero acted, he had his performance greeted by an encomium chanted by fi ... Read »


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    • Creative executive

    • In film production, a creative executive (often called CE for short) is a studio executive tasked with reading scripts and finding source material which can be turned into motion picture content (feature films, television series, television movies). In advertising agencies, the term can also refer to the creative con ... Read »


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    • Critic

    • A critic is a professional who communicates an assessment and an opinion of various forms of creative works such as art, literature, music, cinema, theater, fashion, architecture, and food. Critics may also take as their subject social or government policy. Critical judgments, whether derived from critical thinking or ... Read »


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    • Critique

    • Critique is a of disciplined, systematic analysis of a written or oral discourse. Although critique is commonly understood as fault finding and negative judgment, it can also involve merit recognition, and in the philosophical tradition it also means a methodical practice of doubt. The contemporary sense of critique h ... Read »


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    • Dance

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      Dance is a performance art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movement ... Read »


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    • Development executive

    • In film production, a development executive (often called DE for short) is a high-level position generally above a Creative Executive on the Studio Executive totem pole. Their duties include reading scripts and finding source material which can be turned into motion picture content (feature films, television series, te ... Read »


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    • Emcee

    • A master of ceremonies, abbreviated M.C., also called compère and announcer, is the official host of a ceremony, a staged event or similar performance. The term is earliest documented in the Catholic Church since the 5th century, where the Master of Ceremonies was and still is an official of the Papal Court respons ... Read »


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    • Entertainment rigging

    • Entertainment rigging. Rigging in the entertainment world can be broken down into two main subjects - theatrical rigging and arena Rigging. All the same skills apply in both genres. One takes place in a theater, the other in an arena or "exposed structure venue" such as a convention center, ballroom, warehouse etc. Man ... Read »


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    • Executive producer

    • An executive producer (EP) enables the making of a commercial entertainment product. The EP may be concerned with management accounting and/or with associated legal issues (like copyrights or royalties). An EP generally contributes to the film's budget and may or may not work on set. In motion pictures, an executi ... Read »


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    • Film director

    • A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. Generally, a film director directs a film's artistic and dramatic direction, and directs the script while directing the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that direction. The director has a key role in directing the cast members, production dire ... Read »


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    • Film producer

    • Film producers fill a variety of roles depending upon the type of producer. Either employed by a production company or independent, producers plan and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing. During the "discovery stag ... Read »


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    • Flag throwing

    • The art of flag throwing dates back to medieval guilds (principally in Italy). A guild's banner or flag was considered a symbol of purity, and as such it was not allowed to touch the ground. There are two major categories of flag throwing: classical and acrobatical. In classical flag throwing, the flag is turned left ... Read »


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    • Flair bartending

    • Flair bartending is the practice of bartenders entertaining guests, clientele or audiences with the manipulation of bar tools (e.g. cocktail shakers) and liquor bottles in tricky, dazzling ways. Used occasionally in cocktail bars, the action requires skills commonly associated with jugglers. It has become a sought-afte ... Read »


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    • Flatulist

    • A flatulist, fartist, or professional farter is an entertainer (sometimes considered a comedian) whose routine consists solely or primarily of passing gas in a creative, musical, or amusing manner. There are a number of scattered references to ancient and medieval flatulists, who could produce various rhythms and ... Read »


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    • Game programmer

    • A game programmer is a software engineer, programmer, or computer scientist who primarily develops codebases for video games or related software, such as game development tools. Game programming has many specialized disciplines, all of which fall under the umbrella term of "game programmer". A game programmer should no ... Read »


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    • Geisha

    • Geisha (芸者?) (/ˈɡeɪʃə/; Japanese: [É¡eːɕa]), geiko (芸子?), or geigi (芸妓?) are traditional Japanese female entertainers who act as hostesses and whose skills include performing various arts such as classical music, dance, games and conversation, mainly to entertain not ... Read »


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    • Illusionist

    • Illusionist

      Magic (sometimes referred to as stage or street magic to distinguish it from paranormal or ritual magic) is one of the oldest performing arts in the world in which audiences are entertained by staged tricks or illusions of seemingly impossible or supernatural feats using natural means. These feats are called magic tric ... Read »


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    • Impresario

    • An impresario (from the Italian impresa, 'an enterprise or undertaking') is a person who organizes and often finances concerts, plays, or operas, performing a role similar to that of an artist manager or a film or television producer. The term originated in the social and economic world of Italian opera, in which from ... Read »


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    • Impressionist (entertainment)

    • An impressionist or a mimic is a performer whose act consists of imitating the voice and mannerisms of others. The word usually refers to a professional comedian/entertainer who specializes in such performances and has developed a wide repertoire of impressions, including adding to them, often to keep pace with current ... Read »


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    • Itinerant poet

    • An itinerant poet or strolling minstrel (also known variously as a gleeman, circler, or cantabank) was a wandering minstrel, bard, or other poet common in medieval Europe but extinct today. From a lower class than jesters or jongleurs because he did not have steady work, he instead roamed about to make his living. In ... Read »


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    • Kobzar

    • A Kobzar (Ukrainian: кобзар, pl. kobzari Ukrainian: кобзарі) was an itinerant Ukrainian bard who sang to his own accompaniment played on a multistringed bandura or kobza. Kobzars were often blind and became predominantly so by the 1800s. Kobzar literally means ‘kobza pla ... Read »


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    • Lighting technician

    • Electrical lighting technicians (ELT) or simply lighting tech., are involved with rigging stage and location sets and controlling artificial, electric lights for art and entertainment venues (theatre or live music venues) or in video, television, or film production. In a theater production, lighting technicians work u ... Read »


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    • Line producer

    • A line producer is a type of film producer who is the key manager during daily operations of a feature film, television film, or an episode of a TV program. A line producer works on one film at a time. They are responsible for human resources and handling any problems that come up during production. According to P ... Read »


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    • Lirnyk

    • The lirnyk (Ukrainian: лірник; plural лірники - lirnyky) were itinerant Ukrainian musicians who performed religious, historical and epic songs to the accompaniment of a lira, the Ukrainian version of the hurdy-gurdy. Lirnyky were similar to and belonged to the same guilds as the ... Read »


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    • Literary agent

    • A literary agent (often synonymous with "publishing agent") is an agent who represents writers and their written works to publishers, theatrical producers, film producers and film studios, and assists in the sale and deal negotiation of the same. Literary agents most often represent novelists, screenwriters and non-fic ... Read »


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    • Location manager

    • The location manager is a member of the film crew responsible for the finding and securing locations to be used, obtaining all needed fire, police and other governmental permits, and coordinating the logistics involved for the production to successfully complete its necessary work. They are also the face of the product ... Read »


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    • Master of ceremonies

    • A master of ceremonies, abbreviated M.C., also called compère and announcer, is the official host of a ceremony, a staged event or similar performance. The term is earliest documented in the Catholic Church since the 5th century, where the Master of Ceremonies was and still is an official of the Papal Court respons ... Read »


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    • Minstrel

    • A minstrel was a medieval European entertainer. Originally describing any type of entertainer such as a musician, juggler, acrobat, singer or fool, the term later, from the sixteenth century, came to mean a specialist entertainer who sang songs and played musical instruments. Minstrels performed songs whose lyrics ... Read »


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    • Monologist

    • A monologist (/mɒnɒlədʒɪst/), or interchangeably monologuist (/mɒnɒləgɪst/), is a solo artist who recites or gives dramatic readings from a monologue, soliloquy, poetry, or work of literature for the entertainment of an audience. The term can also apply (often disparagingly) to one who domina ... Read »


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    • Music editor (filmmaking)

    • The music editor is a type of sound editor in film or other multimedia productions (e.g. video or games) responsible for compiling, editing, and syncing music during the production of a soundtrack. Among the music editor's roles is creating a "temp track", which is a "mock-up" of the film's soundtrack using pre-existi ... Read »


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    • NBC page

    • An NBC page is a person usually in his or her early twenties working in various departments of the NBC television network during a one-year period as a training ground for careers in television broadcasting and entertainment. In addition, pages work as tour guides and studio audience ushers at NBC Radio City Studios in ... Read »


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    • Party princess

    • Party Princess is a term associated with a person who entertains children at birthday parties, often dressed as different Disney characters. The most common party princesses costumes are Elsa, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid. Party princesses generally perform at private birthday parties for young gi ... Read »


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    • Poker dealer

    • A poker dealer distributes cards to players and manages the action at a poker table. Any casino with a poker room must hire a staff of dealers. Casinos generally pay dealers minimum wage. However, a dealer's primary source of income is not salary, but tips from players. Tip income may be substantial for dealers wh ... Read »


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    • Pornographic film actor

    • Pornographic film actor

      A pornographic actor (or actress for female), or porn star, is a person who performs sex acts in film that is usually characterized as a pornographic film. Pornographic films tend to be made in a number of distinct pornographic subgenres and attempt to present a sexual fantasy and the actors selected for a particular r ... Read »


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    • Production assistant

    • A production assistant, also known as a PA, is a member of the film crew and is a job title used in filmmaking and television for a person responsible for various aspects of a production. The job of a PA can vary greatly depending on the budget and specific requirements of a production as well as whether the production ... Read »


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    • Production manager (music)

    • The Production Manager of a band is in charge of the technical crew. The technical crew moves independently of the band because the technical crew must arrive at the gig location by the morning of the show to start setting up the equipment. The band members usually arrive much later, just before the event itself. ... Read »


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    • Promoter (entertainment)

    • An entertainment promoter in industries like music, wrestling, and sports is an individual or organization in the business of marketing and promoting live events such as concerts/gigs, sports events, professional wrestling (wrestling events), festivals, raves, and nightclubs. Promoters are typically hired as an in ... Read »


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    • Promotional model

    • A promotional model is a model hired to drive consumer demand for a product, service, brand, or concept by directly interacting with potential customers. A majority of promotional models typically tend to be conventionally attractive in physical appearance. They serve to make a product or service more appealing and can ... Read »


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    • Pyrotechnician

    • A pyrotechnician is a person who is responsible for the safe storage, handling, and functioning of pyrotechnics and pyrotechnic devices. Although the term is generally used in reference to individuals who operate pyrotechnics in the entertainment industry, it can include all individuals who regularly handle explosives. ... Read »


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    • Redcoats

      Redcoat is the name given to frontline staff at Butlins holiday camps in the UK. A Redcoat has duties ranging from adult entertainer or children's entertainer to stewarding. The first Redcoat was Norman Bradford. When Sir Billy Butlin opened his first Butlins in Skegness he realised that his guests were not engagi ... Read »


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    • Rhapsode

    • A rhapsode (Greek: ῥαψῳδός, rhapsōidos) or, in modern usage, rhapsodist, refers to a classical Greek professional performer of epic poetry in the fifth and fourth centuries BC (and perhaps earlier). Rhapsodes notably performed the epics of Homer (Iliad and Odyssey) but also the wisdom and ca ... Read »


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    • Ring girl

    • A ring girl is the common name for a woman who enters the ring between rounds of a combat sport event such as boxing, kickboxing, or mixed martial arts, carrying a sign that displays the number of the upcoming round. In professional wrestling, ring girls are attendants who remove the entrance gear (such as jackets, ro ... Read »


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    • Ringmaster (circus)

    • A ringmaster, or ringmistress or sometimes a ringleader, is a significant performer in the many circuses. Most often seen in traditional circuses, the ringmaster is a master of ceremonies that introduces the circus acts to the audience. A ringmaster introduces the various acts in a circus show and guides the audience ... Read »


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    • Script coordinator

    • A script coordinator is a role in the production of a film or television series. The script coordinator is responsible for producing each draft of the script and annotating it for ease of use for the production team. On a television series the script coordinator is responsible for liaising between the writing and prod ... Read »


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    • Shamakhi dancers

    • The Shamakhi dancers (Azerbaijani: Şamaxı rəqqasələri) were the principal dancers of the entertainment groups that existed in Shamakhi (Azerbaijan) up to the late 19th century. These groups worked similarly to tawaifs. Russian painter Grigory Gagarin who lived in the Caucasus in 1840–1855 depicted ... Read »


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    • Showgirl

    • A showgirl is a female dancer or performer in a stage entertainment show intended to showcase the performer's physical attributes, typically by way of revealing clothing or even toplessness or nudity. Showgirls are often associated with Latin music and dance, particularly samba. The term showgirl is sometimes applied ... Read »


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    • Showman

    • Showman can have a variety of meanings, usually by context and depending on the country. Travelling showmen are people who run amusement and side show equipment at regional shows, state capital shows, events and festivals throughout Australia. In the past, it has also been used for the people who organized freak s ... Read »


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    • Showrunner

    • In the parlance of the Hollywood television industry, a showrunner is a television series' executive producer who is also the head writer. A showrunner's duties often combine those traditionally assigned to the head writer, executive producer, and script editor. In films, directors typically have creative control of a ... Read »


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    • Skomorokh

    • The skomorokhs (sing. скоморох in Russian, скоморохъ in Old East Slavic, скоморaхъ in Church Slavonic) were medieval East Slavic harlequins, i.e. actors, who could also sing, dance, play musical instruments and compose for their oral/musical and ... Read »


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    • Stunt coordinator

    • A stunt coordinator, usually an experienced stunt performer, is hired by a TV, film or theatre director or production company for stunt casting that is to arrange the casting (stunt players and stunt doubles) and performance of stunts for a film, television programme or a live audience. Where the film requires a stunt ... Read »


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    • Stunt performer

    • Stunt performer

      A stunt performer, often referred to as a stuntman, stuntwoman, or daredevil, is someone who performs dangerous stunts, often as a career. A stuntman typically performs stunts intended for use in a motion picture or dramatized television. Stunts seen in films and television include car crashes, falls from great he ... Read »


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    • Talent agent

    • A talent agent, or booking agent, is a person who finds jobs for actors, authors, film directors, musicians, models, professional athletes, film producers, writers, screenwriters, broadcast journalists, and other people in various entertainment or broadcast businesses. In addition, an agent defends, supports and promot ... Read »


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    • Talent manager

    • A talent manager, (also known as an artist manager, band manager or music manager), is an individual or company who guides the professional career of artists in the entertainment industry. The responsibility of the talent manager is to oversee the day-to-day business affairs of an artist; advise and counsel talent conc ... Read »


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    • Technical crew

    • The technical crew, often abbreviated to the "tech crew" or simply the "crew" (individually often known as "techies", "techs", or "technicians"), are the people employed behind the scenes ("backstage") to control all the technical aspects of creating a concert, play, musical, opera or other live performance. The techni ... Read »


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    • Technical director

    • A Technical Director (TD) is usually a senior technical person within e.g. a software company, engineering firm, film studio, theatrical company or television studio. This person usually possesses the highest level of skill within a specific technical field and may be recognized as an expert in that industry. In s ... Read »


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    • Television crew

    • Television crew positions are derived from those of film crew, but with several differences. The scenic designer collaborates with the theatre director and other members of the production design team to create an environment for the production, and then communicates details of this environment to the technical dir ... Read »


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    • Theatre practitioner

    • Theatre practitioner is a modern term to describe someone who both creates theatrical performances and who produces a theoretical discourse that informs his or her practical work. A theatre practitioner may be a director, a dramatist, an actor, or—characteristically—often a combination of these traditionally- ... Read »


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    • Usher (occupation)

    • An usher is a person who shows people where to sit, especially at a theatre or when attending a wedding. An example of an usher is a person who is friends with the groom who directs people where to sit as they enter the church for a wedding. The word comes from the Latin ("porter", "doorman") through Norman Frenc ... Read »


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    • Vedette (cabaret)

    • Vedette is a French word that is currently used to designate the main female artist of a show derived from the Cabaret and its different genres (Revue, Vaudeville, Music hall or Burlesque). The purpose of the vedette in the show of cabaret or nightclub is to entertain the public. The Vedette has to know how to sing, d ... Read »


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    • VFX creative director

    • The VFX creative director is a position common in films, television programs, and computer games using a large amount of visual effects. For movies which are fully or partly computer generated, a VFX creative director works closely with the director. On smaller VFX-intensive productions such as music videos or some te ... Read »


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    • Video game producer

    • A video game producer is the person in charge of overseeing and funding development of a video game. The earliest documented use of the term producer in games was by Trip Hawkins, who established the position when he founded Electronic Arts in 1982. Hawkins said in 1983: Producers basically manage the relationshi ... Read »


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    • Voice acting

    • Voice acting is the art of doing voice-overs or providing voices to represent a character or to provide information to an audience or user. Examples include animated, off-stage, off-screen or non-visible characters in various works, including feature films, dubbed foreign language films, animated short films, televisio ... Read »


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