Definition of scriptwriter in English:



  • A person who writes a script for a play, movie, or broadcast.

    • ‘These included creative directors, market researchers, scriptwriters and storyboard artists.’
    • ‘In the end, it comes down to the whim of the director and the scriptwriter's secret stash.’
    • ‘Someone implied it reduced the role of the scriptwriter, but it's the contrary - the confidence and the skill to be able to use this type of cinema shows confidence in your writing and is unusual.’
    • ‘American scriptwriters, too, simply dwarf even the best French writers.’
    • ‘Warfare, whether small-scale or large-scale, does not follow neat timelines nor obey the sensibilities of scriptwriters.’
    • ‘Directors, scriptwriters, cinematographers, set designers and the rest had to make hard decisions - to work with the enemy, or not work at all.’
    • ‘She graduates high school at the beginning of the film, so either she's been driving without a license, or the scriptwriters weren't paying attention.’
    • ‘The film crew is free to go, but the scriptwriter is sentenced to thirty days of scraping up road kill.’
    • ‘There is a rule of thumb amongst movie buffs: the more scriptwriters the worse the picture.’
    • ‘I am quite conscious of the various approaches to characterisation, and where I fit into that as a scriptwriter.’
    • ‘And its recent past is not fraught with the kind of conflicts that scriptwriters drool over.’
    • ‘Did the scriptwriters think, ‘Oh, we can just make it funny later?’’
    • ‘And I sure as hell ain't cheering for yet another whiz-bang computer nerd whose whole job is to magically fill in plot holes the scriptwriters couldn't figure out.’
    • ‘By this stage, the scriptwriters are into their fourteenth magic mushroom, as the plot ricochets between schizophrenia and plain stoopid.’
    • ‘In that case, the scriptwriter will have to tell a journey of initiation, or heroic journey, which will also be the account of this character's development.’
    • ‘In that sense, you obviously worked closely with scriptwriters, etc.’
    • ‘From what is cinematically a great central idea, the scriptwriters don't half strangle the film's potential, eliminating any shade between the bad and good guys.’
    • ‘That, I said, was the scriptwriter's sudden realization that they were running out of time really quickly and needed to wrap things up in a hurry.’
    • ‘And then, this meeting between Australian scriptwriters and funding bodies, which took place last year, comes to mind.’
    • ‘Pygmalion was the first of three Shaw adaptations that he was to direct, and the first film on which the great dramatist himself worked as scriptwriter.’
    writer, man of letters, woman of letters, wordsmith
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