Movie Terminology Glossary: N
Main showcase cinema in the UK. Located in London, England.
On the web: Official Home Page
NATO helps exhibition influence federal policy-making and work with movie distributors on all areas of mutual concern, from new technologies to legislation, marketing, and First Amendment issues. The largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 29,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 50 countries worldwide. Their membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners too. On the web: Official Home Page
A certificate issued by the MPAA indicating that no person aged 17 or under will be allowed to attend a screening of the movie. This category was formerly called "X", but many people's mistaken association of "X" films with XXX films caused the MPAA to change this on September 27, 1990.
On the web: MPAA Ratings Explanation
production of a finished negative, not including the costs of prints, advertising, or distribution.
filmmakers. From this negative the prints are made.
distributor acquires a finished negative and agrees to pay P&A and distribution costs. As opposed to deals where the distributor is involved during production.
A reverse light image capture. See also positive print.
An abbreviation of the phrase "no good", which can be used to describe various aspects of filmmaking, i.e. "a ng take".
aspect ratio of the negative used to shoot the film
editing of a movie without the need to assemble it in linear sequence. The visual equivalent of word processing.
PAL and SECAM.
exhibitor's contract with distributors.