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

Definition of filmmaker

: one who makes motion pictures

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However, following creative differences between Moore and the filmmakers, director Marielle Heller came on board, and McCarthy and Grant were cast. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Richard E. Grant's Oscar Nomination Is Long Overdue," 24 Feb. 2019 What most excites him: The prospect of working with rising filmmakers like Greta Gerwig and Ari Astor. Vogue, "A New Class of Bright, Young Things—from Riverdale Heartthrobs to Underground Musicians—Lets Loose in L.A.," 15 Feb. 2019 The film was highly influential with European filmmakers at the time, in large part because director Rene Manzor turned the holy day of Christmas into a violent nightmare scenario, violating a cultural taboo. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Dial Code: Santa Claus is our new favorite holiday cult classic," 24 Dec. 2018 Which is bound to happen sometimes, even with the best filmmakers. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Vice doesn’t want to humanize Dick Cheney. So instead, it (maybe) demonizes America.," 21 Dec. 2018 Blumhouse has previously worked with filmmakers such as Joel Edgerton, Jon M. Chu, and Jordan Peele. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, "Blumhouse is making eight thriller features for Amazon," 15 Nov. 2018 The three-story, 3,250-square-foot house, is in a neighborhood that has been popular with filmmakers. Bob Goldsborough,, "Evanston home where 'Sixteen Candles' was filmed sells for $1.135 million," 6 July 2018 Both are bugs, but for some reason spiders have been more popular with filmmakers. Mark Feeney,, "Before there was ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ . . .," 28 June 2018 And then serendipitously, our really close friend, Josh Braun, who was instrumental in bringing Wild, Wild Country to us, also brought us this series and put us together with the filmmakers. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "Duplass Brothers on their new memoir, and Netflix's new true-crime obsession 'Evil Genius'," 10 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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