a filmmaker

Someone who directs films can be called a "filmmaker". "Director" and "filmmaker" are nearly the same, but there are some small differences:

  • "filmmaker" sounds a little more artistic
  • a "filmmaker" often participates in writing the script and producing the film as well as directing
  • someone who gets paid to direct a big action film would probably be called a "director" rather than a "filmmaker"

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