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

Definition of screenwriter

: a writer of screenplays

Examples of screenwriter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Linden got his start as a screenwriter in Hollywood in 2006 when his script for We Are Marshall was turned into a movie starring Matthew McConaughey. Jodi Guglielmi, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2022 The film is poised to premiere on Hulu, Deadline reports, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend alum Ilana Peña is lined up as screenwriter. Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 2 Aug. 2022 This can be a dangerous tactic, as the device can be tedious or used as a screenwriter’s crutch. Odie Henderson,, 12 July 2022 Allison has just left Los Angeles and her life there as a screenwriter to live on the North Carolina coast when a hurricane blows the roof off her new home. Los Angeles Times, 29 June 2022 Black had come out as gay by then and was trying to make it as a young screenwriter. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 Reid Carolin, who wrote the first two movies, is returning as screenwriter. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 13 Apr. 2022 As a first-time screenwriter, what filmmakers were you inspired by? Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2022 While she has been nominated twice as an actor, this marked her first noms and wins as a screenwriter and director. Kimberly Nordyke, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of screenwriter

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Screenwriter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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