[B5JMS] ATTN JMS: Question about credits

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From: "C. Scott" <csdb5ng at sericyber.com>
Date: 1 Mar 2001 11:42:02 -0700
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I was wondering what determines the order in which an actor's name appears
in the opening credits and how they are credited?

I had always assumed that the "main" stars were always listed first, but I
have noticed that sometimes the actor portraying a "main character" will be
listed last. For example, there are 3 or 4 actors listed as "starring", then
several more as "also starring" and then (in the case of B5) "with Andreas
Katsulas" then "and Peter Jurasik". I noticed this also on ER, where the
last credit is listed as "with Eriq LaSalle".

I just wondered what the significance is of the placement and labelling of
the opening credits?

Thanks in advance for any information!


C. Scott Davis


From: jmsatb5 at aol.com (Jms at B5)
Date: 1 Mar 2001 16:30:39 -0700
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It's all down to a) producer's discretion and b) what the actor's agent can


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