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

Definition of scriptwriter

: a person who writes scripts

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Always Be My Maybe, written by and starring Ali Wong; and Booksmart, directed by Olivia Wilde and written by four women scriptwriters. Wired Staff, WIRED, "Cloud Gaming, Halo, Keanu, and the Biggest News From E3," 14 June 2019 The best sports analogies come from the minds of the professional scriptwriters, Levien and Koppelman. Teddy Greenstein,, "Theo Epstein, Scottie Pippen and Chuck Wepner: No TV show has better sports analogies than Showtime’s 'Billions'," 7 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of scriptwriter

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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