Screenplay writs are those writers write exclusively for the film and TV industry. They write their story and role of each character. Screenplay writer convert the story into textual form. Screenplay writer creates the plot and characters of the play. They also write dialogue in a motion picture. Some screenplay only focuses upon creating the original stories while there are many others who just prefer to use stored from books and use their talent to convert the story into skills. Writing is the essential key to becoming a screenwriter.
Screenplay writer work same as the other writer’s work. But they differ due the their writing style. They need to remain specific to the topic as if the story is a romantic than he need to remain focused on the concept. They use their own creative ideas and talent to write scary [pts for feature films,sitcoms, television dramas, radio plays, cartoons, TV adverts and anything else that you can hear over the tv screen.
Duties of A Screen Play Writer Does
- A screenplay writer writes script for movies and television show.
- He creates characters and create their specific dialogue with use of a specific slang. Suppose its character if from villages, then he uses a village language for that character dialogue.
- He makes a deep research to design each character according to the requirements of the story. He generates different idea about the characters and their look, language an appearance.
- The screenplay writer should decide before writing, whether it’s a comedy, romantic, drama, sci-fi and fantasy.
Screenplay writer uses their own ideas or other existing idea in their work. When a screenplay writer works, then he is responsible to create something unique from his text. It’s a part of a screenplay writer that he should describe the story in detail and its include the physical environment and moods of the character. As his scripts are used in film and television show. So it requires that he should describe the whole story, its theme and situation.
The task of screenplay writer does not end just after writing the story. they are required to assist the director and actor till the show or film is ready. So, they must have ability to coordinate with all the persons for whom it’s important to hear the story.
Work environment of screenplay writer.
The work environment of the screenplay writer is similar to all other writers. Most of the times he needs work from home. He needs to have a peaceful environment for writing scripts so that he should remain focused to story and character.
A writer likes to work in restriction free manner, yet he listens the requirement of director and producer. He can give his best if there is not any restriction upon him. a film writer needs to write a complete story before the production began. But a television show writer needs to write on daily or weekly basis for all of the number of shows that will go on air in a week. Yet both of the writer are required to finish their work before the deadline provided to them. Energy and persistence are very important component for a successful writer.
How To Become A Screenplay Writer
There is a pre- requirement for becoming a screenplay writer but he must have good communication skill and good writing skills too. it better if he has a degree in literature. Yet there is no age bar for this profession.
Join A Certificate Course
After completion of degree one can join diploma and certificate courses offered by film institute throughout the country. In these courses you will be provided the basic to advance knowledge for writing a story, skill required for writing stories, how to grab and maintain the attention of people in story and many other things.
Acquired The Proper Training
After completion of his course, one should undergo proper training with any reputed production house or under nay screenplay writer . At the training a screenplay writer will learn about the real working style of screenplay writer.
As you feel that you have acquired the skill and understand the way as how to write as screenplay artist. Now you can start writing. So concert on your writing skill. And try to write something creative so that it can easily grab the viewer’s attention.
Screenplay Writer Salary
At most of the time a screenplay writer’s work as a freelancer and his average estimated earning is built-in Rs 25000 per month to Rs 75,000 per month. There are many production houses who hire writers on the monthly salary basis. There you will be getting paid as an annual package of Rs 4,00,000 to Rs 6,00,000 per annum.
The skill required for becoming a good screen play writer
- You should have creative thinking.
- You should have good communication skill to narrate your story to directors and producers
- You should have the best marketing skills for finding buyers for your story.
A screenplay writer has high career prospects, as film and television industry is one of the high paying industry of the India. There are many directors and producer who continually looks for new idea for their projects. So if you think you have the skill to write something good for them than definitely you get a good growth in this profession.