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top billing

1. The placement of the name of the main star, performer, or other headliner at the top of a film or theatrical poster or playbill or other promotional material. I'm keeping this poster because this is the first time I've gotten top billing!
2. By extension, a position of prominence or primary recognition. You did the most work on this report, so you should get top billing.
See also: billing, top
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Opponents would question why PTI-friendly ARY gets top-billing as opposed to the gadfly Geo, but before arguing that more people watch the former now, it should be pointed out that even ARY was socked in the gut as per the new plan.
Also top-billing the movie - which is Regal Films' Mother's Day presentation - is 'It' girl Solenn Heussaff.
YOU always know the jumps season has moved up a gear when the Charlie Hall Chase comes around again and the Wetherby feature is one of the racing highlights from a tremendous weekend with the Breeders Cup sharing top-billing from across the pond.
Starring three of America's top-billing comedians, Will-E Robo, Adam Hunter and Nikki Carr - as well as home-grown talent Danny 'Slim' Gray - it's bound to be a crowd-puller.
RED Cross members from all over the country battle it out this weekend for top-billing as life-savers.
At Haydock, the West Properties Sandy Lane Stakes and the EBF Joan Westbrook Pinnacle Stakes should result in exciting finishes, but the pounds 100,000 totesport Silver Bowl undoubtedly takes top-billing.
But now they are sharing top-billing at the Custard Balti Comedy Club (formerly the Mango Chutney Club), which returns to the Custard Factory on March 23 with an all-female line-up in support of International Women's Month.
And listen, mate, great to see you back on the box on Monday night sharing top-billing with Julyan and Sarah O...
The decision by ACME to sell its two top-billing stations was unexpected, but the company is deep in debt.
If Coolidge commented on the discontinuity between the free-lovin' '60s and the commodity-lovin' '80s, O'Marah's disregard for technical continuities shows that it's possible to channel the woolly, experimental energy of the '60s through the Day-Glo material glamour of the '80s (and even to demonstrate how one moment led to the other), all the while top-billing the people in your life as the stars they often are.
Further proof that radio has essentially become a two-company industry: According to a new report, industry leaders Clear Channel and Infinity now own nine of the nation's 10 top-billing radio stations.
Top-billing a movie for the first time, Pressman and Milby will respectively be playing a woman who finds herself in love with a man who has a kid.
This top-billing comes just a few days after Durham was named University of the Year in the Sunday Times University Guide for potential students.
The LAFTAs are not chosen until December, so there is no wonder the festival's top-billing comics didn't bother to turn-up.