featurette

noun
fea·​tur·​ette | \ ˈfē-chər-ˌet How to pronounce featurette (audio) , ˌfē-chər-ˈet \

Definition of featurette

: a short film especially : a short documentary film about the making of a full-length movie

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Recent Examples on the Web Watch the presentation, along with a featurette on how the show came together, at youtube.com/DrPhillipsCenterOrg/videos. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Dr. Phillips Center honors John Lewis, Central Florida students in 2 online events," 17 Sep. 2020 The Oscar-winning actor spoke about bringing the character of Safin to life in the upcoming James Bond film in a new featurette. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Rami Malek Says His No Time To Die Villain Is a 'Formidable Adversary' to James Bond," 14 Sep. 2020 In Canada, the Stratford Festival is running a free 12-play Shakespeare Film Festival until the end of July, with excellent captures and much new content, like behind-the-scene featurettes and live chats. New York Times, "Fire Up Your Laptop: A Curated Guide to Theater Now Online," 11 Apr. 2020 Paramount also released a behind-the-scenes featurette that explores more of the story at hand. Nick Romano, EW.com, "A Quiet Place 2 drops a big surprise in Super Bowl 2020 trailer," 31 Jan. 2020 In a featurette for the movie released Wednesday, Cruise defends his decision to eschew CGI for actually piloting a jet. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "For 'Top Gun: Maverick,' Tom Cruise flew a jet, experienced up to 8 G's: 'You can't act that'," 19 Dec. 2019 The behind-the-scenes featurette above shows how director Joseph Kosinski staged some of the fighter pilot footage, with the team putting six IMAX-quality cameras in the cockpit. James Hibberd, EW.com, "Top Gun: Maverick new footage shows Tom Cruise pushed to physical limit," 18 Dec. 2019 At times, Frozen II almost felt like an extended bonus featurette that could have gone with the Blu-ray edition of the first film. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "The 'Frozen II' Reviews Are In: What the Critics Are Saying," 14 Nov. 2019 Five character featurettes were released in early October that more fully introduced audiences to Grace, Sarah, T-800, Rev-9 and Dani. Chris Thilk, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Dark Fate' Markets a 'Terminator' Franchise Reset," 30 Oct. 2019

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Featurette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/featurette. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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