Who uses it: Filmmakers
What it means: Technical workers and other expenses on a movie, such as sound crews, lighting technicians, wardrobers, drivers, etc. Stars, writers, and directors are "above the line." The "line" is an actual bold-face line on a studio production budget form
How you can use it: When justifying expenses that are crucial, but not glamorous.
I am on a very tight deadline, so that's all for me this morning. It's 12 degrees here in Gardiner, and snowing pretty hard. My hat had about a quarter-inch of snow on it when Dizzy and I got back from our walk. If I get my report finished, I might check back later in the day.