[film-mey-ker] /ˈfɪlmˌmeɪ kər/

Also called moviemaker. a producer or director of motion pictures, especially one working in all phases of production:
the leading young filmmakers of France.
a person who makes , especially for use in photography.

from film (n.) + maker.


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