film·​mak·​er | \ˈfilm-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of filmmaker 

: one who makes motion pictures

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Everybody Wants to Change the World’ Join a group of filmmakers and activists who are using documentary film to illuminate important issues and impact change in their communities. Detroit Free Press, "Freep Film Festival 2018: All the Friday movies and special events," 13 Apr. 2018 In 1990, there was even talk of Disney executives no longer calling it a theme park to emphasize the working studio to serious filmmakers. Gabrielle Russon,, "Disney-MGM Studios moves on from Hollywood dreams to theme park reality," 14 June 2018 Trump critics have claimed his pardon decisions, including last week's clemency for conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, are meant as a message to key figures ensnared in the Russia probe -- and not just Papadopoulos. Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News, "Lobbying for Trump pardons hits a fever pitch," 6 June 2018 At intermission, enjoy refreshments and snacks, visit the booths and mingle with filmmakers and QCFF alumni. Courant Community, "Community News For The Killingly Edition," 15 May 2018 The second film focuses on the rock-n-roll world of The Litas, a group of female bikers based in Rome, and it’s directed by award-winning filmmaker Nina Meredith. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Watch Women Explain Working in Male-Dominated Fields," 27 Apr. 2018 According to Deadline, the Oscar-winning filmmaker is set to produce—and reportedly direct—an adaptation of the DC comic book Blackhawk for Warner Bros. under his Amblin banner. Yohana Desta, HWD, "Why Is Steven Spielberg Joining DC’s Superhero Universe?," 18 Apr. 2018 Luckily there are plenty of camps aimed at aspiring scientists, inventors, filmmakers, video game designers and rock stars. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "Ten Summer Camps For Little Innovators," 4 Apr. 2018 The series is produced by award-winning filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and hosted by Will Smith. National Geographic, "Here's How to Watch or Stream 'One Strange Rock'," 2 Apr. 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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