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key grip

n. the head laborer on a movie set. (Filmmaking.) The key grip has a complaint that could hold up production.
See also: grip, key
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But we are open to offers, so if somebody wants to buy Best Boy or Key Grip we can help them.
With perseverance, you could work as a key grip, best boy, and gaffer before becoming a director of photography.
Key Grip, in second place at the time, followed Nazzaro, while Bullens Bay and second-favourite Lightning Star were forced on to the same route by Ludere, who appeared to want to follow the others before jumping the obstacle and eventually finishing a well-beaten second.
Nazzaro, ridden by Rodi Greene, edged left approaching the obstacle and was followed by Key Grip (Anthony Honeyball), while Bullens Bay and Lightning Star were forced outside the wings of the flight by Ludere, who managed to carry on.
But if a silent movie wins THE top award it will demote Hollywood screenwriters from their current exalted position in movie-making - from just above to just below key grip.
Do the moviemakers seriously believe the average viewer gives a hoot in Hades who was the prop manager, sound mixer, gaffer, boom, camera loader, negative cutter, second assistant director, caterer, timer, key grip or best boy?
Key Grip - in charge of staff who assist camera crews with equipment.
Later afternoon: Watched 49ers-Jags on portable TV held by guy at front of line of other applicants for job as key grip in new Pamela Anderson movie.
A key grip breaks Roger Maris' single-season home run record.
Key grip Rupert Lloyd Parry, who worked on The Iron Lady, said: "The film industry is buoyant and there's work coming in.
Vito was a Key Grip and Cameraman for over twenty years; he was also afforded the opportunity to act and appear in many movies, throughout his career.
MARKET RASEN, February 26: Sue Smith, the trainer of Key Grip, reported that the gelding was found to be lame.
Carmody figures many of the costs associated with producing either a feature film or a television A series are similar - particularly labor - about $26 an hour for a key grip, for example, in either Toronto or Los Angeles.
In Dallas we all suspected Cliff Barnes or Sue Ellen but the culprit turned out to be the key grip.