Why are electricians listed in the closing credits?
The closing credits in a full length movie can seemingly go on for ages, or at least 10 minutes or more after the actual film has ended. I realize that modern movies requires a lot of professional people to produce, but why include every single person? The *audience* might be interested in the director, producer(s) and actors.Other *movie makers* might be interested in finding out who did the beautiful lighting (*Director of Photography*) and employ them in their next film.But I have hard time imagining that someone is interested in who the electricians were. "The light bulbs really worked good." :)Or for that matter Key grip, Best boy and head carpenter.<br />**Bonus question:** Have the end credits changed over the years and is there a tendency to cut out "unimportant" people from the end credits in new films? In Sweden, where I live, the TV networks have started to cut the end credits when they air movies to save time I guess. In my opinion it reflects peoples lack of interest in reading the same.
An electrician handles the placement, service and operation of the lighting instruments and accessories—as well as running and managing the power sources and electrical distribution systems for the lighting and all other electrical needs on a film set. It is an important role on the set. The credits are also the part of the film crews resume. Considering the Best Cinematography awards on Oscars were cut off to show commercials it is not surprising to see TV Networks cutting the end credits.