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
1Josh Singer268110
Liz Hannah268110
2Andrew Logan146110
Taylor Allen146110
3Jeff Wadlow122110
Christopher Roach122110
Michael Reisz122110
Jillian Jacobs122110
4Tom Vaughan32110
Peter Spierig32110
Michael Spierig32110
5Dorothy Blyskal28110
6Elizabeth Berger13110
Isaac Aptaker13110
7Wes Anderson8110
8Zak Penn7110
Ernest Cline7110
Jesse Andrews7110
9Bethany Ashton Wolf0111
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