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

Definition of scriptwriter

: a person who writes scripts

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Musicians, book authors and Hollywood scriptwriters die. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Deaths in Entertainment Become Problems for the Federal Judiciary," 22 Aug. 2019 While scriptwriters Joseph Loeb III and Michael Rosenblatt have interlaced Teen Wolf with some mild teen identity questions regarding Fox and his self-image, the film is ultimately bland and inane. Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Teen Wolf': THR's 1985 Review," 23 Aug. 2019 His training as a scriptwriter equipped him with the skills to efficiently include strong character development and constant story advancement within a tight structure. San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘Britfield and the Lost Crown’ author is on a mission to restore and revive creativity and imagination," 11 Aug. 2019 Director and scriptwriter Fukunaga will be the first American filmmaker to direct an official Bond film. Suyin Haynes, Time, "A Guide to the Many Setbacks That Have Plagued the Bond 25 Production," 22 July 2019 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

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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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