Screenwriters write scripts for entertainment, education, training, sales, television, and films. Screenwriters may choose themes themselves, or they may write on a theme assigned by a producer or director, sometimes adapting plays or novels into screenplays. Screenwriting is an art, a craft, and a business. It is a career that requires imagination and creativity, the ability to tell a story using both dialogue and pictures, and the ability to negotiate with producers and studio executives.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Journalism
  • Theater/Dance
  • Computer
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification None