July 31, 2017, 11:13 a.m.


By Nsim Team


If you plan on becoming a screenwriter that you begin by observing the world around you. And you should possess strong writing talent, as well as creativity, patience, self-motivation, resiliency and an understanding of the filmmaking process.If the following skill traits sounds like you, then you’re probably well suited for a career as a screen writer.

You’ll have:

• excellent writing ability

• creativity and imagination

• storytelling skills and an understanding of dramatic structure

• a willingness to accept criticism and rejection of your work

• good presentation and networking skills



The screenwriter is the writer of the script of a film. They create the dialogue, the characters and the story line of a movie script. The screenwriter is often the most essential person in film production because no movie can start without some form of a script.
Like television writers, screenwriters often specialize in a particular genre. Comedy writers write comedy, drama writers write drama, science fiction writers write sci-fi and so on and so on.
Screenwriters are extremely adept at weaving together visual elements within plot and dialogue. It is their work that provides the directors, producers, actors and executives a project to work on in the first place.




Many people are under the incorrect belief that one must attend film school or have a degree in creative writing to be a successful screenwriter. While in fact, most screenwriters initially started out in other disciplines whether it be an advertising executive. There are numerous creative writing courses that you can take that will help you develop your craft, but the fastest way to becoming a good writer is by writing. In writing screenplays, the simple act of writing a script from beginning to end is like taking a class.
Though no formal education is required, screenwriters usually gain knowledge and skills from previous experience. but many screenwriters perfect their skills through bachelor's degree programs or by enrolling in screenwriting certificate programs.They usually possess prior experience as freelance writers or editors. Creativity and talent are essential when seeking a career in screenwriting.



Before you take up the job of a screen writer make sure you have at least some of the following skills:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of story, plot and narrative

  • Understand the different ways that films affect audiences

  • Be familiar with current formats for presenting screenplays

  • Be able to demonstrate creative imagination

  • Be able to bring to life the individuality of characters

  • Be able to write visually, using sound and dialogue to support action

  • Be dedicated and well organised

  • Be able to work as part of a team

  • Be able to work to strict deadlines

  • Be able to handle frequent rejection

  • Be ambitious

  • Be realistic



Typical employers include:

  • YouTube Channels

  • Feature films

  • Sitcoms

  • Television dramas

  • Radio plays

  • Cartoons

  • TV adverts

  • West End musicals


Here’s a chance for one and all to be independent and work ahead to lead your institution’s bright future

Nsim is expanding its network to give affiliations for the institutes those are willing to provide classes/training for screen writing in different part of the country. Interested institutes and the aspirants for the course can register in the provided link.



We hopefully invites institutions that are well known for their services in screen writing to act as an umbrella to mobilize candidates of your locality. Those institutions who are interested in forming  affilation with Nsim are whole heartedly WELCOME !!!




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