from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A play written or adapted for television.

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  • n. a script, or screenplay, intended for a television show rather than a movie


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Blend of television and screenplay


  • I’ve got high hopes for this, not least of all because the teleplay is by Suzan-Lori Parks, who won the Pulitzer for the play Topdog/Underdog.

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  • Is there some sort of WGA distinction between a credit reading "teleplay" or simply "writer" or "written by"?

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  • In 1957, he made his feature film directorial debut with the critically acclaimed 12 Angry Men, an adaptation of the teleplay of the same name about 12 men on a jury who deliberate the guilt and innocence of a defendant based on reasonable doubt.

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  • The screenwriters made some very wise decisions, and it could almost be a self-contained course in how to turn a book into a teleplay.

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  • He wrote the Star Trek episode 'The Enemy Within', considered one of the best. [citation needed] In 1973, Matheson earned an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his teleplay for The Night Stalker, one of two TV movies written by Matheson that preceded the series Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

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  • He was nominated for an Oscar in 1962 for his role in director Frank Capra's last film, "Pocketful of Miracles," and he won an Emmy for the 1962 teleplay "The Price of Tomatoes."

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  • I'm been over a decade since I last did a teleplay, I realized suddenly.

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  • It's too long and too expensive, but that's true of every first draft teleplay and screenplay that I ever wrote.

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  • Last teleplay had to be for Beauty and the Beast, right?

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  • In the 1950's teleplay Twelve Angry Men, a jury was ready to convict an innocent defendant until a lone holdout changed everybody's mind.

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