Definition of screenwriter
: a writer of screenplays
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Investigators have followed an array of leads and suspects — mobsters, Irish gunrunners, local thieves and even a Hollywood screenwriter.
Powell is suing Lionsgate, Program Pictures, Morgan Creek Pictures as well as producers and screenwriters of the film.
Two Hollywood writers with a history of writing about badass women—legendary TV showrunner Shonda Rhimes and Wonder Woman screenwriter Allan Heinberg—have partnered to create a new show for ABC, Deadline reports.
And Rogue One brought aboard frequent Bourne screenwriter and Michael Clayton filmmaker Tony Gilroy to assist on reshoots for that film, although original director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) stayed on the project until the end.
In March, the Hollywood screenwriter Gary Goldman, whose credits include the Arnold Schwarzenegger film Total Recall, sued Disney for allegedly copying its Oscar-winning animated film Zootopia from his work.
Director Brian Fee and a team of seven screenwriters (including himself) attempt to intensify the rooting interest by making Lightning's young rival arrogant and obnoxious.
Director Jonathan Teplitzky and screenwriter Alex von Tunzelmann follow the English prime minister (Brian Cox) over the course of several days leading up to the D-Day invasion.
At least the director, Patty Jenkins, and the screenwriter, Allan Heinberg, don’t overdose on the violence.
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Definition of screenwriter for English Language Learners
: a person who writes screenplays
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