teleplay

noun
tele·play | \ˈte-li-ˌplā \

Definition of teleplay 

: a story prepared for television production

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Goldman wrote the teleplay and will serve as showrunner. Joe Otterson, chicagotribune.com, "'Game of Thrones' prequel series gets pilot order with showrunner Jane Goldman," 8 June 2018 Burd, 30, wrote the teleplay and will star in the pilot, as well as serve as executive producer for music. Nick Vadala, Philly.com, "Cheltenham's Lil Dicky lands FX comedy pilot based on his life, Kevin Hart to produce," 1 June 2018 Burd penned the teleplay and will exec produce the music for the show as well. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Rapper Lil Dicky to Star in FX Comedy From 'The League' Creator, Kevin Hart," 31 May 2018 Where the series truly wins you over is with a teleplay crafted by Charlie Covell that allows each character to discover his or her truth in often the most subtle and nuanced ways. latimes.com, "We all know Emmy's favorite shows, but take a look at these less familiar TV gems," 25 May 2018 The series is based on a teleplay by Craig Sweeny, with the story by Sweeny and Craig Turk. Joe Otterson, chicagotribune.com, "CBS orders 'Red Line' series set here and created by two Chicagoans," 11 May 2018 Tiffany reports that Serling drew inspiration in creating his teleplays from the Theatre of the Absurd, a stage movement popular in the late 1950s that tackled existential questions about the meaning of human existence. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "‘Twilight Zone’ Enters the Stage Dimension," 19 July 2017 Taylor (Crank) co-wrote the pilot teleplay with Morrison and directed the pilot. Kate Stanhope, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Happy!': Patton Oswalt Replaces Bobby Moynihan in Syfy Series," 22 July 2017 Tiffany reports that Serling drew inspiration in creating his teleplays from the Theatre of the Absurd, a stage movement popular in the late 1950s that tackled existential questions about the meaning of human existence. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, "‘Twilight Zone’ Enters the Stage Dimension," 19 July 2017

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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