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Filmmakers have used this phrase since the 1920s when the filming is done and it needs to go into post-production.
After principal photography is concluded, it is traditional to hold a wrap party, a party organized for the cast and crew of a film to celebrate the end of principal photography. This marks the end of the actors' collaboration (save from possible dubbing or pick-ups) on the film. They may be called in to promote the film when it is released.
- 'It's A Wrap', WILLIAM SAFIRE, Published: February 27, 2005, www.nytimes.com
- Hulu: 'House' Wrap Party
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