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    Question Director's Associate's movie? Awkward?

    I need to make a caption for a movie that I made. So it goes something like this:-

    Director Joe's Associate Jane's Movie

    I know it could be made like this - "Movie by Jane, associate of Director Joe" or "Movie by Director Joe's associate, Jane"

    But I want the director's name at the front to honor him and in order to emphasize his name in the beginning so that the caption gets seen in better light with his esteemed association.

    So I need a caption that says it all with the director's name in the front. How do I do it?

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    Re: Director's Associate's movie? Awkward?

    I've been fiddling about with various word orders but, to be honest, I can't come up with one that isn't confusing! The best I can do is:

    Director Joe Blogg's assistant, Jane Doe, made this film.

    I think your originals sound odd partly because the surnames haven't been used - "Director Joe" and "Assistant Jane" both sound odd with just first names.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Director's Associate's movie? Awkward?

    I think the word order is a little strange too, but also just the concept in general. We often hear things like:

    "A new film from the direcor of XXX" or "A new film by the team who brought you YYY".

    However, it seems odd to do it at one remove, so to speak. When you call yourself the "associate" of Director Joe, what exactly do you mean? Have you worked as his assistant on other films? Was Director Joe involved with this film at all?

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    Re: Director's Associate's movie? Awkward?

    It seems to me that the impression is that you are trying to gain reflected glory by using his name, rather than honoring him.

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