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

Definition of screenwriter

: a writer of screenplays

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But the director and screenwriters didn’t want to lose touch with Eleanor, either. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "How Crazy Rich Asians turns a traditional Asian rom-com trope into a modern statement," 18 Aug. 2018 Focus Features' new dramedy Tully, reuniting Charlize Theron with her Young Adult director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody, came in No. 7 with $3.2 million from 1,353 cinemas. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Weekend Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Earns Heroic $112.5M in Second Outing," 6 May 2018 The play, adapted by iconic screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bartlett Sher, is a reimagining of the childhood favorite, expanding upon themes and scenes with powerful words behind them. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Oprah, Uma, and Everyone You Know Flocked to To Kill a Mockingbird’s Broadway Opening," 14 Dec. 2018 McAdams, now 40, welcomed her son in April with boyfriend Jamie Linden, a screenwriter. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rachel McAdams Opens Up About Being a Mom for the First Time," 28 Nov. 2018 The timing of this announcement is certainly quite bittersweet, after fans mourned the loss of screenwriter William Goldman last week. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "That PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 you’ve been asking for is coming—with Fred Savage," 19 Nov. 2018 According to screenwriter Lindsey Beer, Jamey actually doesn't have a last name in the film. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "7 Surprising Facts from "Sierra Burgess is a Loser" That’ll Change How You See The Movie," 7 Sep. 2018 The words are by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, screenwriters of the wildly popular Kung Fu Panda animated films, with songs by Sia, the Australian singer-songwriter, and costumes by Tim Yip, of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue, "Inside The Shed, Manhattan's New State-of-the-Art Cultural Venue," 12 Dec. 2018 Also, no angsty Wolverine-style moping is allowed by directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman (co-screenwriter with Phil Lord). Soren Andersen, The Seattle Times, "‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’: Pure fun flies by in ‘zip-zap-zop’ fashion," 10 Dec. 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who writes screenplays

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