Screenwriter

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Wordsmyth
 Virtual
Posted: July 10 2016
Company Location: Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Unpaid

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Description

Emerging writers who are chosen to participate in the program will work exclusively with the executive team over the course of a year to hone their skills. During this program, fellows will be given the opportunity to work on current studio projects as well as pitch original story ideas. In addition to working on writing assignments, the fellows will receive industry exposure.

Fellows admitted into the program will be hired under a writing service agreement and must be committed to working full-time for one year. Additionally, our executive team has the option to extend a fellows’ contract for a second year.

Responsibilities

•come up with themes and ideas
•research background material
•develop believable plots and characters lay out the screenplay to an agreed format
•prepare short summaries of your ideas and sell them (known as 'pitching') to producers get feedback about the first draft of your work from producers or script editors rewrite the script if necessary - you may need to do this several times before arriving at the final agreed version.

Requirements

Writers will partake in the following :
•Participating in filmmaking workshops and studio seminars
•Receiving mentoring from established filmmakers
•Networking with top literary agents and managers
•Meeting with production development executives
•Attending screenings and premieres

Skills

Required - Creativity Skills, Screenwriting, Imagination, Creative Writing

How To Apply

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