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scriptwriter n : someone who writes scripts for plays or movies or broadcast dramas

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scriptwriter (Plural: scriptwriters)
  1. A person who writes scripts.

Extensive Definition

A scriptwriter is a person who writes scripts for movies, plays, television, comedy shows, political speeches and other presentations. Scriptwriting is notably different from writing novels in its brevity: the average full-length feature movie screenplay is between 95 and 125 pages.
Diplomas in scriptwriting, play writing and play production are offered by various colleges, including the National College of Music and Trinity College of Music

See also

scriptwriter in Danish: Manuskriptforfatter
scriptwriter in Dutch: Scenarioschrijver

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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