Show Biz Glossary – letter – N
Main showcase cinema in the UK. Located in London, England.
On the web: Official Home Page
AKA: NC-17, X-Rated, X Rated, X
A certificate issued by the MPAA indicating that no person aged 17 or under will be allowed to attend a screening of the movie. This category was formerly called “X”, but many people’s mistaken association of “X” films with XXX films caused the MPAA to change this on September 27, 1990.
On the web: MPAA Ratings Explanation
AKA: Negative, Neg
A reverse light image capture. See also positive print.
The computer-assisted editing of a movie without the need to assemble it in linear sequence. The visual equivalent of word processing.
The standard for TV/video display in the US and Canada, as set by the National Television Standards Committee, which delivers 525 lines of resolution at 60 half-frames per second. See also PAL and SECAM.