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P&G:

Performers who have a clean-cut, all-American look as commonly favored by Proctor & Gamble for its commercials or soap operas.

Paymaster:

An independent talent payment service acting as the employer of record and signatory.

Pan/Panning:

(1.) The horizontal movement of the camera head on its axis, from left to right (Pan Right) or right to left (Pan Left). See Tilt/Tilting. (2.) A panning shot may also refer to a panoramic view of the scene. (3.) The term also denotes a negative opinion of a theatrical production: a bad review.

Pension & Health:

See Health & Retirement.

Panaflex:

The current standard 35mm reflex motion picture camera, and its various models. See Arriflex; Movicam.

Per Diem:

Set fee paid by producers on location shoots to compensate performers for expenditures for meals not provided by the producer.

Parallel Action:

See Cross Cutting.

Photo Double:

An actor cast to perform on camera in place of another actor.

Pay or Play:

A job for which an actor is guaranteed to be paid regardless of whether they actually work or not.

Pickup:

The term applies when: (1.) an incomplete shot is printed and the continuation of that scene begins at the point where the previous shot ended; (2.) only a portion of the shot is repeated to correct a flaw; (3.) a significant change is desired in a portion of the dialogue or action after a shot has been printed. Also expressed as Pick Up or PU.