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
Peter Hoare (Killing Hasselhoff, Kevin Can Wait)) will pen the screenplay ahead of a shoot in New York City later this year.
Directed by David Soren, from a screenplay by Nicholas Stoller, based on the books by Dav Pilkey.
Seth Gordon directed the film based on a screenplay by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift.
His replacement vessel, in an attempt at humor that epitomizes the tone of the cheesy screenplay, is called the Dying Gull.
This definition includes poetry, screenplays, detective novels, sports writing, songwriting, advertising, and stand-up comedy.
Banderas plays a blocked, alcoholic, formerly famous writer named Paul, who’s trying to knock out a screenplay at a remote mountain cabin.
The stories are a little undercooked, but the show is redeemed by its finale — an atmospheric, intelligent missing-persons tale adapted by the leading Irish playwright Conor McPherson, his first TV screenplay.
Aspiring authors submit their screenplay, script, or book to the site, which is then registered in a database.
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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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