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Think about your favorite movie or TV show. Do you know how it was made? Many people work together to bring movies and TV shows to the screen. Read on to find out about their jobs. Lights, camera, action!

Writing the Story

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Screenwriters screenwriter ADAM TAYLOR—GETTY IMAGES a person who writes scripts for movies (noun) Jeremy enjoys acting, so he wants to be a screenwriter when he grows up. are people who write scripts for movies and TV. A script tells the actors what to say and do.

Looking into the Lens

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Camera operators are in charge of working the camera. The camera captures capture 1550539/GETTY IMAGES to record the sound or image of something (verb) The store's security camera captured the burglars taking money from the cash register. the action on the set.

Playing the Part

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Actors play the characters we see on screen. They tap into their emotions to bring their character to life.

Directing the Show

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A director turns a script script ADAMKAZ—GETTY IMAGES the written form of a movie, play, or TV show (noun) At rehearsal, the actors read from the script. into a movie or TV show. The director makes all the big decisions. He or she helps actors do their best work.

Did you Know?

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Storyboard artists sketch the scenes of a movie or TV show before filming begins. They have a vision for how each scene will look. This helps with planning.

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