screen·​writ·​er | \ ˈskrēn-ˌrī-tər How to pronounce screenwriter (audio) \

Definition of screenwriter

: a writer of screenplays

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Bert Royal, the screenwriter of the original film, is writing the new script that will be set once again at Ojai North High School in California. Robyn Merrett,, "Emma Stone Suffers Shoulder Injury After 'Slipping on a Floor': Source," 26 June 2019 For his whole career, the British screenwriter has been one of the leading romantic comedy scribes in the world, with a sense of whimsy and wistfulness that set the pace for a generation of films in the genre. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "He wrote Notting Hill and Love Actually. In his new film, everyone forgets the Beatles.," 26 June 2019 The screenwriter had been a country music fan in Glasgow (which boasts its own, boozier Grand Ole Opry) since she, at 13, was bowled over by a CMA performance by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Washington Post, "‘Wild Rose’ heralds arrival of rising star Jessie Buckley," 20 June 2019 The Emmy Award-winning screenwriter teamed up with the luxury brand during London Men’s Fashion Week to give her favorite clothes a new lease on life. James Love, Essence, "Lena Waithe And Mercedes Benz Launch Sustainable Initiative," 10 June 2019 Aside from being an amazing screenwriter and the creative force behind the BET’s Boomerang, Netflix’s, Master of None and autobiographical drama The Chi, Waithe has passion for sustainable clothing with impeccable design. James Love, Essence, "Lena Waithe And Mercedes Benz Launch Sustainable Initiative," 10 June 2019 From the screenwriter of Jurassic Park and a couple dozen other movies comes Cold Storage, a thriller that follows Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz as he's faced with a deadly being from his past. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Ars To-Be-Read: Our most anticipated books for the second half of 2019," 8 June 2019 Inside Books with Launch: John August, the screenwriter and novelist, talks his Launch podcast on Talking Tech. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Apple takes a very un-tech approach to solving fake news: human editors," 17 Mar. 2018 This latest chapter in Los Angeles’s colorful labor history is being written by, well, writers — specifically, screenwriters. Kim Kelly, Teen Vogue, "Hollywood's Labor Force Has Always Had to Fight for Workers' Rights," 23 Apr. 2019

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who writes screenplays

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