A screenplay or script is the translation of the treatment into a visual blueprint for production layering end to end the particular scenes emplying the specific descriptive language of the medium to describe what is to be seen on hte screen and heard on the sound track.

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  • screenplay — noun Screenplay is used after these nouns: ↑film …   Collocations dictionary

  • screenplay — [[t]skri͟ːnpleɪ[/t]] screenplays N COUNT A screenplay is the words to be spoken in a film, and instructions about what will be seen in it. Syn: script …   English dictionary

  • screenplay — noun (C) a story written for film or television: her first screenplay, an adaptation of Austen s Sense and Sensibility …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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