filmmaker

noun

film·​mak·​er ˈfilm-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce filmmaker (audio)
: one who makes motion pictures

Examples of filmmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That film will be written by Brian Lynch (Minions, The Secret Life of Pets films) and directed by Academy Award nominee Pierre Coffin, the filmmaker behind the first three Despicable Me films and the first Minions movie. Nancy Tartaglione, Deadline, 13 July 2024 Helmer is a hugely accomplished filmmaker with a diverse body of work dating back 35 years. Jamie Lang, Variety, 12 July 2024 Legendary Hollywood director Francis Ford Coppola has opened a hotel catering to filmmakers in Peachtree City. Kristal Dixon, Axios, 12 July 2024 Robbie’s husband, English filmmaker Tom Ackerley, was also in tow for the tennis tournament at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News, 12 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for filmmaker 

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filmmaker was in 1908

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“Filmmaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/filmmaker. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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