script·​writ·​er | \ ˈskrip(t)-ˌrī-tər How to pronounce scriptwriter (audio) \

Definition of scriptwriter

: a person who writes scripts

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Like a scriptwriter creating a narrative arc, Vardag would use those details to help her communicate the dynamics of her clients’ married life and convince the judge in the process. Tara John/london, Time, "How Britain's 'Diva of Divorce' Wins Bumper Payouts for Spouses of the Super-Rich," 15 Mar. 2018 Instead, he and scriptwriter Taylor Sheridan (who wrote the original) dither away into subplots, including one that is ludicrously contrived and seems designed to continue the franchise. Peter Keough,, "‘Sicario’ sequel straddles the border," 28 June 2018 At Snapchat, the siblings oversee an in-house animation studio consisting of a few dozen animators, scriptwriters, visual effects artists, character riggers, engineers and others. Reggie Ugwu, New York Times, "At Snapchat, Redrawing the Bounds of Reality," 14 June 2018 Creating a coherent branching narrative of this scope would be exceedingly difficult for even the most experienced and accomplished Hollywood scriptwriter. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Detroit: Become Human review: Robotic in all of the wrong ways," 24 May 2018 The scriptwriters, wisely, are vague about dates and avoid naming presidents or public figures. Rena Gross, Billboard, "'The Handmaid's Tale': Season 2, Episode 3 Recap – 9 Heavy Moments From 'Baggage'," 2 May 2018 But by keeping a fly-on-the-wall low profile that requires eschewing interview possibilities, Hirori and Kamal never get under their taciturn protagonist's skin in the manner of Bigelow's scriptwriter Mark Boal. Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Deminer': Film Review | IDFA 2017," 27 Nov. 2017 Cecil is set to oversee a team of about 60 people — including videographers, graphics designers and scriptwriters employed in-house to conceptualize and produce pre-roll video ads, specialty websites and email fundraising pitches. Ed O'keefe, Washington Post, "Democratic PAC Priorities USA budgeting $50 million for digital ads in 2018," 2 Nov. 2017 Yours may well be the only show there that doesn’t use a director or a scriptwriter. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "Bruce Springsteen on Broadway: The Boss on His ‘First Real Job’," 27 Sep. 2017

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1911, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of scriptwriter

: a person who writes the written form of a play, movie, television show, etc. : a person who writes a script

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