film·​mak·​er | \ˈfilm-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of filmmaker 

: one who makes motion pictures

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And just as Evan grew up working beside his father, his children (Jasper, three; Lulu, seven; and Cody, nine) with Ku-Ling, a filmmaker, are already demonstrating a predisposition to the craft. Erik Maza, Town & Country, "For David Yurman and His Family, the Jewelry Business Was a Way to Keep Creating," 17 Oct. 2018 And cinema that dares us to sit with the story, to immerse ourselves in its beauty rather than be propelled along by its plot, is still rare from an American filmmaker. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "If Beale Street Could Talk adapts James Baldwin’s novel into a haunting, gorgeous film," 18 Sep. 2018 Over the weekend it was reported that Apple had secured the worldwide rights to The Elephant Queen, a wildlife documentary from acclaimed filmmakers Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble. Fox News, "Apple's secret TV plans are taking shape," 12 Sep. 2018 But that doesn't mean Riley ever gave up on his dream of becoming a filmmaker. Ryan Smith, Chicago Reader, "Film / Music / Politics Boots Riley on the ‘regular’ revolutionary messages of his radical debut film," 6 July 2018 As a female filmmaker who’s been toiling in indie film for over two decades, the ubiquity of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, and their intent on killing the theatrical experience, gives her pause. Nicole Sperling, HWD, "The Filmmaker Who Discovered Jennifer Lawrence Has Found a New Star in Leave No Trace," 26 June 2018 Hudson is an independent filmmaker, writer, and performer with the New York Neo-Futurists theater collective. Sarah Nechamkin, The Cut, "A Weekend for Female Directors in Brooklyn," 25 June 2018 Also trying to solve the case is Barry Wernick, a filmmaker married to Harris' sister, Alyssa. CBS News, "Unsolved murder case is the talk of small Texas town 16 years later," 19 May 2018 Manni, a filmmaker turned olive oil maker, had earned his own acclaim with his high grade Manni Oil, treasured by chefs worldwide, including Keller. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Thomas Keller thinks he perfected chocolate by adding this unusual ingredient | The Sacramento Bee," 6 May 2018

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1908, in the meaning defined above

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

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