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Some actors have a clause written into their contract that they may have their name appear anywhere they wish in the credits; this is said to have saved ''Gilligan's Island''. Bob Denver reportedly heard that half the cast were being [[AndTheRest stuffed into the closing credits]] (rather than the opening titles) and told the producers to either move his co-stars to the opening titles or put ''him'' in the end credits with his co-stars. The studio, fearing that they'd lose Denver's comedic 'star power' and wind up with a dud, hastily complied.

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Some actors have a clause written into their contract that they may have their name appear anywhere they wish in the credits; this is said to have saved ''Gilligan's Island''. Bob Denver reportedly heard that half the cast Russell Johnson (“The Professor”) and Dawn Wells (“Mary Ann”) were being [[AndTheRest stuffed into the closing credits]] (rather than the opening titles) and told the producers to either move his co-stars to the opening titles or put ''him'' in the end credits with his co-stars. The studio, fearing that they'd lose Denver's comedic 'star power' and wind up with a dud, hastily complied.


->''That's it. Please stay for the end credits. If you're wondering who the "Best Boy" is, it's someone's nephew.''
-->'''Harry''', ''Film/KissKissBangBang''

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->''That's ->''"That's it. Please stay for the end credits. If you're wondering who the "Best Boy" is, it's someone's nephew.''
-->'''Harry''',
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-->-- '''Harry''',
''Film/KissKissBangBang''


Increasingly, UK networks are making demands on what formats credits can be in - Creator/{{ITV}}, at one point, deemed that the same name could not appear twice, leading to interesting credits like "Written and produced and directed by".

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Increasingly, UK networks are making demands on what formats credits can be in - Creator/{{ITV}}, at one point, deemed that the same name could not [[CopiouslyCreditedCreator appear twice, twice]], leading to interesting credits like "Written and produced and directed by".


Some actors have a clause written into their contract that they may have their name appear anywhere they wish in the credits; this is said to have saved ''Gilligan's Island''. Bob Denver reportedly heard that half the cast were being stuffed into the closing credits (rather than the opening titles) and told the producers to either move his co-stars to the opening titles or put ''him'' in the end credits with his co-stars. The studio, fearing that they'd lose Denver's comedic 'star power' and wind up with a dud, hastily complied.

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Some actors have a clause written into their contract that they may have their name appear anywhere they wish in the credits; this is said to have saved ''Gilligan's Island''. Bob Denver reportedly heard that half the cast were being [[AndTheRest stuffed into the closing credits credits]] (rather than the opening titles) and told the producers to either move his co-stars to the opening titles or put ''him'' in the end credits with his co-stars. The studio, fearing that they'd lose Denver's comedic 'star power' and wind up with a dud, hastily complied.


Actors may be credited alphabetically (to eliminate disputes between actors), by order of appearance, or in the same order as the opening credits. Some actors may contractually choose where their names appear. Directors that were dissatisfied with the film (for any reason) could, at one time, have themselves credited under the fictional name of 'Alan Smithee'; recent reports, however, indicate that this is falling out of fashion, possibly due to a ''real'' Alan Smithee arriving on the scene.

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Actors may be credited alphabetically (to eliminate disputes between actors), by order of appearance, or in the same order as the opening credits. Some actors may contractually choose where their names appear. Directors that were dissatisfied with the film (for any reason) could, at one time, have themselves credited under the fictional name of 'Alan Smithee'; recent reports, however, indicate 'AlanSmithee'; but that this is falling out of fashion, possibly pseudonym has been retired due to a ''real'' Alan Smithee arriving on the scene.
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Modern broadcast practices have seen end credits marginalized and shoved to various parts of the screen. Sometimes, they are shown in a small window as they are supposed to appear, but the sound is muted and the credit scroll itself sped up. Other times, generic credits are shown and flash way too fast to be read. The main purpose of this is so networks can advertise their other programming or cram in more advertising. Notably, several networks and blocks, including Discovery Family, Boomerang, and [adult swim], do not marginalize the credits (except for movies in Discovery Family's case), since these channels/blocks are offshoots of bigger networks, and thus are funded using advertising profits from their parent networks. Video On-Demand and online streaming services do not marginalize end credits, as would be expected.


->''That's it. Please stay for the end credits. If you're wondering who the "Best Boy" is, [[{{Nepotism}} it's someone's nephew.]]''

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->''That's it. Please stay for the end credits. If you're wondering who the "Best Boy" is, [[{{Nepotism}} it's someone's nephew.]]''''


-> '''Fozzie''': Kermit, does anyone actually read this stuff?
-> '''Kermit''': Sure! They all have families.
--> -- ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''[[note]]This was actually during the ''opening'' credits.[[/note]]

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-> '''Fozzie''': Kermit, does anyone actually read this stuff?
-> '''Kermit''': Sure! They all have families.
--> -- ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''[[note]]This was actually during
->''That's it. Please stay for the ''opening'' credits.[[/note]]
end credits. If you're wondering who the "Best Boy" is, [[{{Nepotism}} it's someone's nephew.]]''
-->'''Harry''', ''Film/KissKissBangBang''


--> -- ''TheGreatMuppetCaper''

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--> -- ''TheGreatMuppetCaper''
''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''[[note]]This was actually during the ''opening'' credits.[[/note]]



Increasingly, UK networks are making demands on what formats credits can be in - {{ITV}}, at one point, deemed that the same name could not appear twice, leading to interesting credits like "Written and produced and directed by".

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Increasingly, UK networks are making demands on what formats credits can be in - {{ITV}}, Creator/{{ITV}}, at one point, deemed that the same name could not appear twice, leading to interesting credits like "Written and produced and directed by".

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