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View synonyms for screenwriter

screenwriter

[ skreen-rahy-ter ]

noun

  1. a person who writes screenplays, especially as an occupation or profession.


screenwriter

/ ˈskriːnˌraɪtə /

noun

  1. a person who writes screenplays


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  • screen·writ·ing noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of screenwriter1

First recorded in 1920–25; screen + writer

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Example Sentences

He was really the first one to take the time to treat me like a screenwriter.

Housebound is writer-director Gerard Johnstone’s only feature film, but its unique tone has the confidence of an established, more experienced screenwriter.

From Vox

Mank tells the story of a screenwriter for whom working in Hollywood doesn’t amount to much more than taking home an easy, enormous paycheck for tossing off silly ideas.

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In the time before, he was a screenwriter in Los Angeles, but when the Arrest struck, he was visiting his sister in Maine.

Austin Bunn is a screenwriter and an associate professor in the performing and media arts department at Cornell University.

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Director Yoo Dong-hun and screenwriter Lee Jung-u were arrested for firebombing theaters.

But when she called back, Brinsley was determined to tall her about his minted screenwriter status.

Broyles, who served in Vietnam, later went on to become a Hollywood screenwriter, working on the films Apollo 13 and Cast Away.

The story “pretty much just wrote itself,” Mann said, though it “helped” that he was also a novelist and (soon) a screenwriter.

One of the ways Fincher and his screenwriter Gillian Flynn accomplished this feat of “femininity” was to give Amy agency.

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