Writers

Writers are commissioned to create a screenplay from an existing property (such as a novel) or draft a script from scratch. The screenplay maps out the plot, conjures up the characters, and gives them words to say and things to do. Studios will often hire a succession of writers to rework a screenplay before production begins. Writers in these rankings worked on at least two top-grossing films since 2002.

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writers | The more smoking, the higher the score
RankWriterScoreFilmsWith
smoking
With
brands
1Daniel Stiepleman162110
2Rian Johnson150110
3Wes Tooke149110
4Tom Edge112110
5Jason Keller95110
Jez Butterworth95110
John-Henry Butterworth95110
6Erica Beeney66110
Rupert Wyatt66110
7David Loughery62110
8Bragi F. Schut58110
Maria Melnik58110
9Michael Mitnick54110
10Lulu Wang49111
11Greta Gerwig45110
12Guy Ritchie44110
John August44110
13Tyler Nilson42110
Michael Schwartz42110
14Sarfraz Manzoor38110
Paul Mayeda Berges38110
Gurinder Chadha38110
15Jac Schaeffer28110
Stanley Shapiro28110
Paul Henning28110
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