Definition of screenplay
: the script and often shooting directions of a story prepared for motion-picture production
Examples of screenplay in a Sentence
an award for best screenplay
each actor will be given a copy of the screenplay to study
Recent Examples of screenplay from the Web
Craig Fairbrass wrote the screenplay and stars in this direct-to-video crime thriller set in London and Marabella, Spain.
The source of Birch’s screenplay, a short story by 19th-century Russian writer Nikolai Leskov, has the robust wisdom of a peasant myth.
The lyrics don't bear any weight on the screenplay itself except for the idea of this folkloric character.
This Israeli romantic comedy, playing the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, was a big winner at the Israeli equivalent of the Academy Awards, taking honors for best actress, screenplay, and costume design.
The screenplay by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio (writers of the previous installments) functions best when mining these pop culture nuggets.
To compound the project’s personalization, the couple co-wrote the screenplay and Nanjiani plays himself in the film.
The Van Zant side is insisting that Pyle co-wrote the screenplay and is acting as the film's key publicist.
Just don't ask William Goldman to write the screenplay.
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SCREENPLAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of screenplay for English Language Learners
: the written form of a movie that also includes instructions on how it is to be acted and filmed : the script for a movie
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