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Princeton's WordNet

  1. screenernoun

    a guard at an airport who checks passengers or their luggage at a security checkpoint


  1. screenernoun

    One who, or that which, screens.

  2. screenernoun

    An advance screening of a film sent to critics, awards voters, etc.


  1. screener

    A screener is a tool, process, or procedure used to evaluate, filter, or assess a group of individuals, items, or data to determine their eligibility or suitability based on specific criteria or parameters. This term is often used in different fields such as human resources, finance, healthcare, research, and film industry, where it may signify different but similar assessing actions. For example, in HR, a screener may refer to the initial stage of reviewing job applications; in finance, it may mean a tool for selecting investments based on specific criteria.


  1. Screener

    A screener is an advance screening of a film sent to critics, awards voters, video stores, and other film industry professionals, including producers and distributors. Screeners help critics and award voters see smaller movies that don't have the marketing advantage or distribution of major studio releases. Positive mentions can result in awards consideration. A screener often has no post-processing. Nowadays physical DVD copies still appear to be issued, but screeners are also distributed digitally to members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members. When screeners leak online, they are often tagged "DVDSCR". In 2003, the MPAA announced that they would be ceasing distribution of screeners to Academy members, citing fears of piracy. A group of independent film makers sued and won a decision against the MPAA. The MPAA later reinstated the screeners with the implementation of a new policy requiring recipients to sign a binding contract that they would not share the screeners with others. In January 2004, Academy member Carmine Caridi was announced as a person of interest in an ongoing FBI investigation into video piracy. He was subsequently expelled from the Academy after he was found to have sent close to 300 screeners to a contact called Russell Sprague in Illinois, over a five-year period. Caridi was later ordered to pay Warner Bros. for copyright infringement of two of their films, Mystic River and The Last Samurai, a total of $300,000. Sprague was later found dead in his Los Angeles prison cell. The US Marshals Service suspects he may have died of a heart attack.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of screener in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of screener in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of screener in a Sentence

  1. An FCPS spokesperson:

    The only data we share with Panorama for students who are opted out of the screener is the student’s name, student ID, school, and grade level, this allows Panorama to confirm that all students who are opted out of the screener are actually removed from their distribution list and do not receive an electronic link to the screener during the administration window. Essentially, this is a quality control mechanism.

  2. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown:

    The defendant is accused of an egregious abuse of his position as a government screener at LaGuardia Airport to sexually victimize a young woman, such alleged conduct cannot, under any circumstances, go unpunished.

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