A Glossary of Bullshit Hollywood Terms

Bullshitby Ken Levine

Reader Eric J. has a Friday Question:
How about list of “Bullshit Hollywood Terms” writers should be familiar with?

Most of the real creativity in Hollywood goes into positive spin. Here are some industry expressions and what they really mean:

“Hospitalized because the actor was simply feeling dizzy due to a medication he was taking for an ear infection” – drunk

“Hiatus” – cancelled

“Good Exit Numbers” – DOA at the boxoffice

“Highly qualified” – knows somebody

“They’re still good friends” – the ugly divorce settlement is still pending.

“They’re just good friends” – they’re humping nine times a day

“I want to spend more time with my family” –fired.

“I want to explore other exciting opportunities” – fired

“Creative differences” – fired

“Parting by mutual agreement” – fired

“We think the script needs a fresh eye” – the director will now destroy your screenplay

“They have a lot of respect for each other” – they despise each other

“No comment” — he did it

“Fielding offers” – unemployed

“Projects in development” — unemployed

Read it all at Ken Levine’s terrific blog