Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who writes copy to be used by an announcer, performer, or director in a film or broadcast.

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  • noun A person who writes scripts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who writes scripts for plays or movies or broadcast dramas

Etymologies

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script +‎ writer

Examples

  • Now, I don't know if she ever followed up; I'd like to think that she did and is now a big-name scriptwriter making big bucks; but what this story illustrates to me is the culture that it the media-biz down in LaLaLand, which is to say, passing weird.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Now, I don't know if she ever followed up; I'd like to think that she did and is now a big-name scriptwriter making big bucks; but what this story illustrates to me is the culture that it the media-biz down in LaLaLand, which is to say, passing weird.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Now, I don't know if she ever followed up; I'd like to think that she did and is now a big-name scriptwriter making big bucks; but what this story illustrates to me is the culture that it the media-biz down in LaLaLand, which is to say, passing weird.

    Adventures in Hollywood

  • Disc one includes an audio commentary for episode 5, featuring Todd Haberkorn (Dub ADR director & voice of Allen) and Luci Christan (voice of Lenalee and dub scriptwriter), while disc two has the obligatory creditless opening and closing sequences.

    Mania News Feed

  • "It makes you want to call the scriptwriter's mother to suggest that she have her son examined," she said.

    JAM! Showbiz

  • Voters such as scriptwriter Fernando Orduna, 58, took part in a national movement that urged people to annul their votes or deface ballots to protest the largely government-funded political parties that have done little to break Mexico out of the doldrums.

    Elections - fresh news by plazoo.com

  • It's a lost art and it's a shame because when you have a scriptwriter and director along with others, you have the opportunity to collaborate and ask what the director wants for a particular scene, for instance.

    Mike Ragogna: Grammytech 2: A Conversation With Bob Clearmountain, Plus Chatting With Steve Tyrell

  • It's a lost art and it's a shame because when you have a scriptwriter and director along with others, you have the opportunity to collaborate and ask what the director wants for a particular scene, for instance.

    Mike Ragogna: Grammytech 2: A Conversation With Bob Clearmountain, Plus Chatting With Steve Tyrell

  • The 48-year-old actor and film-and-television scriptwriter says that by the end, he could no longer stand.

    The Berlin Night Life: Dark...and Cool

  • Observers have been skeptical of the 16-member council, which is a "dream team" of academics, politicians from the stricken areas, a scriptwriter and even a Buddhist monk.

    Building Anew Out of Tsunami's Rubble

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