Definition of showreel in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈʃəʊriːl


  • A short videotape containing examples of an actor’s or director’s work for showing to potential employers.
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    • For a while it looked as if the new wave was just an off - Hollywood finishing school, or the means whereby a group of ambitious directors could assemble showreels to wave at the US studios.
    • There may only be a cast and crew screening and a couple of festival appearances before all your hard work is relegated to a single line on your CV or a short clip on a showreel.
    • Since she got her award, she's made another short film, and has got the beginnings of a showreel.

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