John Blumenthal's glossary of Hollywood-ese: Angle: (1) What everyone in Hollywood has. (2) The position of the camera.
Cattle call: An open audition for a small part in a film or TV production held by a producer or director who wants to meet girls.
Creative differences: The most frequent reason given by a publicity department for an aborted deal. (Example: "The project has been postponed due to creative differences.") Simply put, it means the director would like to strangle the producer.
Critical success: A term used to describe a film that has bombed at the box office.
Development: An intermediate stage in film making in which people are paid large sums of money to keep a film from being made.