As someone 'below the line', you aren't a part of upper management. Instead, you are responsible for the actual physical work of filmmaking, such as being a camera man, sound recordist, makeup artist, etc.
Directors, producers, screenwriters, etc., are 'Above the line'. As the 'managers' of the film crew, they directly control the creative direction and funding for the film.
Call Sheets are shooting schedules; handed out by the director or assistant director. It tells crew members and actors when they need to arrive on set and where they need to be.
Runners are junior position crew members who are responsible for transporting film equipment onto and off of set. If you are 'above the line', they will also be responsible for your coffee.
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