a person who writes screenplays, especially as an occupation or profession.

1920–25; screen + writer Unabridged
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screenwriter (ˈskriːnˌraɪtə)
a person who writes screenplays

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Example sentences
Unfortunately the screenwriter was on board and after a complaint the would-be
  critic was fired.
Also, the movie's second unit director and its first screenwriter both died
  during the process.
Tells about his attempts to become a screenwriter and then a playwright.
In effect, the movie is about a director and a screenwriter.
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