The Writer is the person who creates, takes or adapts an idea and formulates a screenplay. Without the writer, there would be no movie. Period. He or she is the starting gate. He or she is the person that starts the ball rolling down the hill. Sure, some films are madebackwards. There are studios who come up with ideas and package actors, then go find a writer, but the film being made still hinges on that writer or group of writers putting together a screenplay.