Arts & Entertainment

Film 101: What Is the Grip Department? The Key Grip, Grip Crew, and Best Boy Explained

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Aug 29, 2022 • 2 min read

Making a single feature film or TV show, whether it is a big budget film shot by a Los Angeles studio or a low budget indie picture, takes hundreds of people to bring to fruition. One lesser-known film-industry team is called the grip crew, who are led by the key grip.