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One who writes screenplays.

screen′writ′ing n.


(Film) a person who writes screenplays


(ˈskrinˌraɪ tər)

a person who writes screenplays as an occupation.
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scriptwriter - someone who writes scripts for plays or movies or broadcast dramas


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In the pages of this newly revised and expanded second edition of "The Coffee Break Screenwriter: Writing Your Script Ten Minutes at a Time" by Pilar Alessandra (who is the director of the writing program On the Page, and host of the popular On the Page Podcast), the aspiring screenwriter will receive invaluable guidance and practical tips at every stage of the often intimidating writing process with a relaxed, "ten minutes at a time" method that focuses the writer and pushes him or her forward.
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