• Divya Sharma

Importance of a Script Writer - Career Guide

Script Writer or Screen Writer is a person who writes Scripts of the films. This function is so important that whatever this person writes almost everything will appear on the screen. Scripting is a part of the pre-production exercise of the film. The visuals are first decided on papers by a Scriptwriter.

Who is a Script Writer?

Scriptwriters are creative and skilled people who write the whole screenplay of a film. This includes deciding the unfolding of the narrative, sequencing, settings, movement, actions, expression, and dialogues of all the characters in the film. After writing the script a film gets shape and everyone has a fair idea of what the film would look like. Since this function forms the very basis of a film, a Scriptwriter plays a very important role during the making of the film.

How much does a Script Writer earn?

INR 25,000 - 100,000/-- For a Documentary Film

INR 1-5 Lakhs -- For a First Tie Film Screen Writer

INR 5-10 Lakhs -- For an experienced Writer with at least One feature Film behind

INR 10-25 Lakhs --- For a Writer with experience

INR 25 Lakhs and above --- For Seasoned Writers

Above are the minimum rates for a screen writer but if the script is unique and excellent then the remuneration can be higher.

What skills does it take to be a Script Writer?

A screenwriter should be highly creative to capture the essence of the film. It is the scriptwriter who creates magic on the papers before it goes in the hands of the director. The concept is the key. Before writing a script a Log Line and synopsis should be made which would allow the Producer-Director or others like Actors to have a gist of the film.

However some of the key factors are :

Knowing various screenwriting software




A Story Teller

Ability to create drama




What does the job of a Script Writer entail?

The scriptwriter is the kind of person to gives birth to a film/series.He/she should know how to create an impact with their script. Scriptwriters are responsible for explaining th