tele·​film | \ ˈte-li-ˌfilm How to pronounce telefilm (audio) \

Definition of telefilm

: a motion picture made to be telecast

Examples of telefilm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Goldenberg composed songs for the acclaimed 1975 CBS telefilm Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975), starring Maureen Stapleton and Charles Durning. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Billy Goldenberg, Composer on 'Duel' and 'Queen of the Stardust Ballroom,' Dies at 84," 5 Aug. 2020 His editing credits also include the 1972 telefilm Your Money or Your Wife (1972), starring Ted Bessell, Elizabeth Ashley and Jack Cassidy, and episodes of Capital News, China Beach and South of Sunset. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Mort Fallick, Film Editor on 'Love at First Bite' and 'Moonlighting,' Dies at 86," 25 Apr. 2020 From 5 to 7 (1962), Le Mans (1971), Lady Sings the Blues (1972), Atlantic City (1980), Never Say Never Again (1983) and the acclaimed 1971 ABC telefilm Brian's Song. Rhett Bartlett, Billboard, "Michel Legrand, Three-Time Oscar-Winning Composer, Dies at 86," 26 Jan. 2019 Meanwhile, Mary Ellen’s romancing a neighbor boy named Bob (Michael Cimino), a wacky subplot that could’ve been in one of those old telefilms Disney would replay every October. Darren Franich,, "Annabelle Comes Home pushes the Conjuring universe toward absurdity: EW review," 24 June 2019 Two decades earlier, the organization had honored him for his campaign for the heart-wrenching 1971 ABC telefilm Brian's Song. Mike Barnes, Billboard, "Paul Bloch, Famed Publicist Adept at Putting Out Fires in Hollywood, Dies at 78," 26 May 2018 During the 1970s, Walker was seen in the telefilms Yuma from Aaron Spelling, Hardcase and The Bounty Man and in Pancho Villa (1972). Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Clint Walker, Star of 1950s TV Western 'Cheyenne,' Dies at 90," 22 May 2018 His work for television included writing the telefilms Stormy Weathers and Holly Hunter's Crazy in Love, both of which aired in 1992, and 1995's Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story, starring Sherilyn Fenn. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Gerald Ayres, Producer of 'The Last Detail' and 'Cisco Pike,' Dies at 82," 16 Apr. 2018 The ideology is all familiarly Hare-ian for those who have seen his plays or the BBC telefilm Page Eight and its two follow-up projects. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Collateral': TV Review," 8 Mar. 2018

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Telefilm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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