Show runner (Executive Producer). Person, usually in the midst of a divorce, who "runs" the room, i.e., tells you to arrive at 10:00 AM, shows up at 1:00 and spends three hours working his or her iPhone while regaling everyone with stories about how they did things on "Family Ties."
Co-E.P. (co-executive producer). Friend of show runner. Often a former substance abuser who worked with boss on a previous show. He ususally claims to be in his mid 4os (he's 53) and sees nothing inappropriate about hitting on a 23 year old P.A. (production assistant) wearing a tight ironic T-shirt.
Supervising producer. Supplier of endless lines late at night and on show day, including, but not limited to: "Someone forgot to take his meds!" "You do the math!" "________ on steroids!"
Staff writer. Bitter 24 year old Ivy League graduate raised on televison who thinks everyone in Hollywood is a hack but him or her.
Breaking a story: Staying late at night so it can make sense that Jim Belushi accidentally flushed a pair of boots down the toilet.
Table read: A group of actors sit at a table and read the script aloud while the writers laugh at the jokes they wrote.
Screenwriters: People who inexplicably think they are superior to TV writers because they are responsible for "Good Luck Chuck" and "Daddy Day Care."
Movies: The incorrect name given by people outside of the industry to "Features."