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

Definition of scriptwriter

: a person who writes scripts

Examples of scriptwriter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The jury of the Dior Revelation Award was presided by famous British scriptwriter Anthony Horowitz. Cécilia Pelloux, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 The series was written and directed by award-winning scriptwriter Wu Luo Ying and Ray Jiang, who have both previously won Golden Bell Awards. Patrick Frater, Variety, 1 Dec. 2021 The super-talented scriptwriter, Ron Nyswaner, came to see me in Brighton a year or so later to discuss the novel and the script. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, 23 Dec. 2021 The removal of Peng’s posts comes on the heels of the case earlier this year of scriptwriter Zhou Xiaoxuan, also known as Xianzi. Rui Zhong, Wired, 5 Dec. 2021 Sandelion is bringing to the table the Colombian director and scriptwriter, as well as those responsible for sound and color, and Tabares-Duque production work. Emiliano De Pablos, Variety, 21 Oct. 2021 The adaptation was written by Neil Cross, the British novelist and scriptwriter who created the multi-award winning BBC crime series, Luther (starring Idris Elba). Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, 11 May 2021 Today, Esther Perel identifies as a scriptwriter, the person who propels a plot forward when life’s main characters are otherwise paralyzed by self-doubt. Maya Binyam, Vulture, 13 Apr. 2021 According to The Hollywood Reporter, the tech giant outbid multiple companies to land the deal with the scriptwriter. Mia Uzzell, Essence, 25 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of scriptwriter

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Scriptwriter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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