shooting script


: the final completely detailed version of a motion-picture script in which scenes are grouped in the order most convenient for shooting
: the final version of a television script used in the production of a program

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After the scripts were submitted, Barlow assembled the stories into a shooting script and the larger game narrative. Jon Peltz, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Nov. 2022 The words poured out of Branagh, taking him roughly eight weeks to assemble into a shooting script. Brent Lang, Variety, 27 Oct. 2021 Studios interested in backing the Oppenheimer picture were allowed to see Nolan’s shooting script, but were asked to read it at the director’s office to avoid leaks. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 14 Sep. 2021 In the shooting script for A New Hope, the mentor figure, Obi-Wan Kenobi, survives to the end rather than dying midway through. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 21 June 2021 Improvisation can be a powerful tool for developing characters and getting at their inner lives; the great English filmmaker Mike Leigh works with his actors for weeks before formalizing their intuitions and inventions into a shooting script. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 9 Aug. 2018 Along with Boseman’s costume, the museum will feature a shooting script signed by co-writer and director Ryan Coogler, producer and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, executive producer Nate Moore, and co-writer and producer Joe Robert Cole. Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge, 26 June 2018 Ramis had left large gaps throughout the shooting script for Murray to fill in later. Chris Nashawaty,, 17 Apr. 2018 That said, a finished shooting script isn't actually always final. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 22 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shooting script was circa 1929

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“Shooting script.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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