A director’s cut is a specially edited version of a film, and less often TV series, music video, commercials, comic book or video games, that is supposed to represent the director’s own approved edit. ‘Cut’ explicitly refers to the process of film editing: the director’s cut is preceded by the rough editor’s cut and followed by the final cut meant for the public film release. Director’s cuts of film are not generally released to the public: with most film studios the director does not have a final cut privilege. The studio (whose investment is at risk) can insist on changes that they think will make the film profit more at the box office. This sometimes means a happier ending or less ambiguity, or excluding scenes that would earn a more audience-restricting rating, but more often means that the film is simply shortened to provide more screenings per day. The most common form of director’s cut is therefore to have extra scenes added, often making the director’s cut considerably longer than the final cut.