screenwriter

[ skreen-rahy-ter ]
/ ˈskrinˌraɪ tər /

noun

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

Origin of screenwriter

First recorded in 1920–25; screen + writer
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screenwriter
/ (ˈskriːnˌraɪtə) /

noun

a person who writes screenplays
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