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Since the 1920s, filmmakers have been using this phrase when filming is done and is ready to go into post-production.
After principal photography is concluded, it is traditional to hold a wrap party for the cast and crew of the film. 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.
The term "wrap" is sometimes said to be an acronym for "Wind, Reel and Print", although this is disputed, and most likely a backronym.
Alternatively it may be RAP, that's Rewind And Print.
- 'It's A Wrap', WILLIAM SAFIRE, Published: February 27, 2005, www.nytimes.com
- Hulu: 'House' Wrap Party
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