Industry Jargon - Say What?!

Conrad Sun
Literary Manager
Meridian Artists

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You're in a pitch and the exec asks for you to tell them about one of the big setpieces in your script. What do they exactly mean by this? Is an elevated concept the opposite of a grounded one? What exactly IS the difference between an associate, co, and executive producer? Why do they keep interchanging Special Effects with Visual Effects?

The industry can be a foreign land and so has its own unique language that you have to learn but there’s no dictionary available! Manager Conrad Sun is here to help be that dictionary. Whether it’s terms that you’ve never heard of, or jargon you’ve heard before but aren’t clear on, Conrad will take you from tourist to fluent with a rundown of 20 common industry terms.

Conrad has developed a helpful resource for every industry creative which you can check out here!

    About Your Host

    Conrad Sun joined Meridian Artists in 2014 as an Associate and is now currently working full time as a literary manager. Based in Los Angeles, Conrad devotes his efforts toward building the Los Angeles roster, and managing all of Meridian's LA based clients for both staffing and development. Additionally Conrad works with the Toronto office to develop properties for the US market and prepare clients who plan to work in Los Angeles. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alberta, Conrad started his entertainment career by founding a Calgary-based video production company in 2004. Soon he took his passion for film producing and entrepreneurship to Los Angeles where he attained his Master's Degree from the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California. Since then, Conrad has gained experience working in content development at companies like Epix, Hasbro Studios, Gran Via Productions (BREAKING BAD) and New Wave Entertainment.

    What To Expect

    Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


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