The Hollywood Player is a program which can run applets created by the full version of Hollywood. Applets are compiled Hollywood scripts and can contain data sections as well. The advantage of the Hollywood Player is that people who want to publish their own projects can now simply save them as Hollywood applets, and these applets can then be started on every platform that the Hollywood Player supports. Previously, Hollywood projects often came in the form of many binaries for each of the various platforms supported by Hollywood which made many distributions rather large. With the Hollywood Player, there is no need to include several executables any longer – just put the applet into your distribution archive and tell the user to install the respective Hollywood Player.