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  • Alice Arlen (1940 - 2016)
    Alice Arlen (November 6, 1940 – February 29, 2016) was an American screenwriter, best known for Silkwood (1983), which she wrote with Nora Ephron. Her other film credits include the scripts of Alamo ...
  • Noah Baumbach (1969 - d.)
    Noah Baumbach (/ˈbaʊmˌbæk/; born September 3, 1969) is an American filmmaker. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Squid and the Whale (2005) and is known for m...
  • Thomas Avery (Tom) Whedon (1932 - 2016)
    Tom Whedon is an American television screenwriter and son of 1950s TV screenwriter John Whedon. He and first wife, political activist Lee Stearns, are the parents of Film and TV Screenwriter Joss Whedo...
  • Peter Morgan
    Peter Julian Robin Morgan, CBE (born 10 April 1963) is a British film writer and playwright. Morgan is best known for writing the historical films and plays The Queen, Frost/Nixon, The Damned United,...
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
    Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg (born 18 October 1960), professionally known as Jean-Claude Van Damme and abbreviated as JCVD, is a Belgian actor, martial artist, screenwriter, film produc...



Screenwriter: A person who writes a screenplay.

Screenplay: The script of a film, including acting instructions and scene directions

In the broader sense a screenplay writer, screenwriter for short, also scriptwriter or scenarist, is a writer who practices the craft of screenwriting, writing screenplays on which mass media such as films, television programs, comics or video games are based.

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