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English translation: filming kickoff party

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13:55 Feb 15, 2009
English to English translations [PRO]
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
English term or phrase: Movie filmimg first day party
I want to make sure if there any such a thing! In Arab and esp. Egyptian context, usually a movie's first day of shooting (filming) is followed with a party, basically group photos taken with the cast slicing a cake, to celebrate the commencement of the production.
Mahammad Kalfat
Local time: 17:57
English translation:filming kickoff party
Explanation:
Some googling took me to "production kickoff dinner" (400+ results), then fewer results for "production kickoff party" and "filming kickoff party".

See e.g:
Fans at filming kickoff party, April 1, 2006. Reporters interview Matthew McConaughey in the alley behind the Keith-Albee Theatre during the "We Are ...
media.herald-dispatch.com/mucrash/gallery_view.php?id=401002&i=5

Warner Bros. has sent out nationwide press releases concerning the production kickoff party and news conference. As of Thursday afternoon, Mike Kirtner, ...
www.huntingtonnews.net/local/060330-rutheford-party.html

Audrey is interviewed after the 1963 production kickoff dinner of "My Fair Lady" ...
www.youtube.com/user/jakyrecipe



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Note added at 29 mins (2009-02-15 14:25:14 GMT)
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In all of the above, a search for "kick-off" rather than "kickoff" produces different search results.

For instance, in May of last year, they held the production kick-off party for the cast and crew of the St. Louis-filmed NBC Miniseries, “A Will Of Their ...
www.stlcommercemagazine.com/archives/september1999/stlouis_...

The 1963 Production Kick-Off Dinner; Design For A Lady (costumes). Show Me Gallery, Trailers (1964 and 1994 re-release). DVD DISTRIBUTOR: Warner Home Video ...
www.urbancinefile.com.au/home/view.asp?a=8776&s=DVD
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Nesrin
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:57
Grading comment
Thanks a lot Nesrin and all. (I don't know how "kick off" didn't occur to me!)
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movie filmimg first day party
filming kickoff party


Explanation:
Some googling took me to "production kickoff dinner" (400+ results), then fewer results for "production kickoff party" and "filming kickoff party".

See e.g:
Fans at filming kickoff party, April 1, 2006. Reporters interview Matthew McConaughey in the alley behind the Keith-Albee Theatre during the "We Are ...
media.herald-dispatch.com/mucrash/gallery_view.php?id=401002&i=5

Warner Bros. has sent out nationwide press releases concerning the production kickoff party and news conference. As of Thursday afternoon, Mike Kirtner, ...
www.huntingtonnews.net/local/060330-rutheford-party.html

Audrey is interviewed after the 1963 production kickoff dinner of "My Fair Lady" ...
www.youtube.com/user/jakyrecipe



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Note added at 29 mins (2009-02-15 14:25:14 GMT)
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In all of the above, a search for "kick-off" rather than "kickoff" produces different search results.

For instance, in May of last year, they held the production kick-off party for the cast and crew of the St. Louis-filmed NBC Miniseries, “A Will Of Their ...
www.stlcommercemagazine.com/archives/september1999/stlouis_...

The 1963 Production Kick-Off Dinner; Design For A Lady (costumes). Show Me Gallery, Trailers (1964 and 1994 re-release). DVD DISTRIBUTOR: Warner Home Video ...
www.urbancinefile.com.au/home/view.asp?a=8776&s=DVD

Nesrin
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:57
Native speaker of: Arabic
PRO pts in category: 28
Grading comment
Thanks a lot Nesrin and all. (I don't know how "kick off" didn't occur to me!)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gary D: Commencement party, Showtime party, but kickoff seems the be the most common
16 mins

agree  Sheila Wilson: start-off party also exists but less common
39 mins

agree  wordgirl
1 hr

agree  Lalit Sati
2 hrs

agree  Phong Le
9 hrs
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