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

  • noun One who writes screenplays.

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  • noun a writer of screenplays; a screenwriter

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  • noun a writer of screenplays


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  • By virtue of simply directing his own writing, let alone doing so with style and purpose, Welles is hardly a "scenarist" in relation to


  • Truffaut used the word "scenarist" to refer to individuals commissioned to write for the French cinema, often adaptations of literary works, but who left it to others to "add the pictures to" the script.


  • Serialized cliffhanger written in tandem with scenarist Charles Goddard.

    Bibliography: Jack London

  • I would embrace them, I would answer all of their questions, I would teach to them everything my mother taught me, as her mother taught her, to my grandmother her grandmother ... as though in a movie with a happy ending: me film director, me scenarist, me at the lead role.

    Andy Worthington: A Letter to Barack Obama from a Guantanamo Uighur

  • All her work is characterized by organic integration of music, costume and décor, with the dance being the outcome of an approach to the composer-designer-scenarist-choreographer composite perceived as one fertile, creative team.

    Mirali Sharon.

  • And anyway, the good things – CGI, direction, scenarist and lighting etc – dont really balance out such fundamental flaws as a bad script.

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  • A melancholy ingredient of the Bogart film, which finds the great actor playing a screenwriter whose reputation for violence is causing him to be shunned by the industry, is that the love of director Ray's life, Gloria Grahame, stars as an actress living across the courtyard from the troubled scenarist.

    Nicholas Ray: Rebellion and the Darkness of Evening

  • The rejection of the expected romantic triangle is refreshing and full marks to Hammer and scenarist Nigel Kneale for that choice.

    A man down

  • He had become director, scenarist and star of our first truly Orwellian candidacy-an untouchable who seemed for long passages to exist only as an image on a television screen and yet claimed to be the embodiment of an entire people.

    The Second Coming

  • Mr. Tashlin is the director and co-scenarist of "Son of Paleface," now at the Paramount.

    Now I Wear Coyote Underwear


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