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10 Movie Industry Secrets You Didn't Know

Hollywood at its sneakiest and cheekiest.

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Even the seemingly simplest Hollywood movie production is an enormously complex undertaking, requiring the co-operation of dozens of different departments and disciplines, all eager to get their job done and maybe, just maybe, have a quality product at the end of it.

And though set leaks are more common than ever nowadays thanks to everybody having a portable camera in their pocket, it's still fair to say that film productions are largely private, behind-closed-doors affairs, the particulars of which are withheld from the average paying customer.

More to the point, in some cases it's in the interest of the studio and even filmmakers and actors themselves to keep certainly aspects of the business hush-hush, for fear of exposing a valuable trade secret or harming their own value.

And then there are little-said facets of filmmaking which, while hardly lurid or troubling, are simply so taken for granted by those in the industry that the general public never really hears about them.

Whatever the reason, these 10 movie industry secrets are sure to surprise and fascinate, from insidious business tactics to little-known tricks of the trade...

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