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
1Dan Gilroy28110
Derek Connolly28210
Max Borenstein28110
2F. Scott Frazier14110
3M. Night Shyamalan8110
Jonathan Penner8110
4David Loucka5110
Akiva Goldsman5110
Jacob Estes5110
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