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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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scriptwriterscript‧writ‧er /ˈskrɪptˌraɪtə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  AMTAMFsomeone who writes the stories and words for films or television programmes syn screenwriter, → playwright
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scriptwriterFellini lacked any formal training in cinematography and developed his personal style only after a long apprenticeship as a scriptwriter.Patrick, who completed his first short feature as he turned thirty, is a scriptwriter.And without a scriptwriter, too.William Holden plays a hack scriptwriter down on his luck, and his purple prose gives the film its biting tone.He is one of the few Hollywood scriptwriters whose scripts would actually be enjoyable to read.So much for a romantic myth that has given Hollywood scriptwriters a nice living.Kilts are suggestive things for such scriptwriters to introduce at such a point.The award-winning scriptwriter has been talking of reviving the hit sitcom for years but he has been busy on other projects.
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