film·​mak·​er | \ ˈfilm-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce filmmaker (audio) \

Definition of filmmaker

: one who makes motion pictures

Examples of filmmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Einhorn, who has an M.D./Ph.D. in virology and tumor biology, is better known in Sweden as a filmmaker and book author. Gretchen Vogel, Science | AAAS, "‘It’s been so, so surreal.’ Critics of Sweden’s lax pandemic policies face fierce backlash," 6 Oct. 2020 As a filmmaker, Affleck has lived in the middle, making films for adults that cost hundreds of millions less than the blockbusters he's starred in. Derek Lawrence,, "Ben Affleck on post-pandemic future of the mid-budget movie: 'It's going to be very, very difficult'," 22 Sep. 2020 In the latest episode, a man with ties to Veritas posed as a documentary filmmaker to get interviews with liberal groups, according to those groups. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin liberal groups tell attorney general they believe they were targeted by undercover group Project Veritas," 16 Sep. 2020 The response from the film was just over-the-top thrilling for me as a filmmaker. John Benson, cleveland, "New documentary “Meeting the Beatles in India” highlights Fab Four’s 1968 visit to the river Ganges," 11 Sep. 2020 As a documentary filmmaker, Jeff Orlowski seems preoccupied with the destruction of the world. Arielle Pardes, Wired, "Hate Social Media? You’ll Love This Documentary," 9 Sep. 2020 With Lingua Franca, Sandoval has established herself as a filmmaker to watch. Anne Cohen,, "With Lingua Franca On Netflix, Isabel Sandoval Is Revolutionizing Trans Representation On-Screen," 26 Aug. 2020 There are $200 million comedies out there, and so that's something, as a comedic filmmaker, to be aware of. Ale Russian,, "Seth Rogen Says Marvel Films Are Competition for His Big Comedies: 'They Are Legitimately Funny'," 12 Aug. 2020 So to come back as a filmmaker and premiere at the Enzian is a really fantastic full circle. Trevor Fraser,, "Florida Film Festival: Conversation with director Steven Shea of ‘Surviving Supercon’," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of filmmaker

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Filmmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of filmmaker

: a person (such as a director or producer) who makes movies

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