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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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