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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62Edward Zwick2110
Marshall Herskovitz2110
Cameron Crowe2110
Josh Campbell2110
Matthew Stuecken2110
63Cheo Hodari Coker1110
Elgin James1110
Steven Rogers1110
Susannah Grant1110
64Bethany Ashton Wolf0111
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