The Scriptwriter or Screenplay Writer provides the intellectual mean of any movie or film as it created the contextual story around which the characters and film are inevitably wound together. The movie story is the basic foundation for any cinematographic work to succeed in reaching its target audience. Whether it is original or adapted from existing literary works, the script inspires the director to create the visual and aural extravaganza that only the cinema can offer as an entertainment and artistic medium. Without a script, there can be no sensible movie that can stand on its own.
Movie Screenplay Writer CV Format
Siegfried R. Tierney
Burbank, LA, California
Phone: (818) 422-5564
To work as a scriptwriter for a large or independent film studio
1993 – Present: Assistant Movie Screenplay Writer, Universal Studios, LA
- Discuss and brainstorm with director about new movie script ideas and
- Conduct research on past and present literary works for possible scriptwriting source material.
- Attend stage production in high school, college and theater to get ideas and inspiration for new script materials
- Develop and submit script to directors and movie producers for review, comment and approval/rejection.
- Once approved, secure the copyright or exclusive deal with living authors of literary works to be used as basis for scripts
- Collaborate with Directors and Cinematographers on the estimated production budget for the project and list of possible actors and actresses for the parts.
Skills and Qualification
- Member of the Screenwriters Guild of America
- Extensive experience in screenwriting techniques.
Portfolio of movies produced with original and adopted screenplays available on request during interview
1991 – 1993: MS in Filmography, The Art Institute of Michigan
1988 – 1991: BA Literature, California State University
Professional and Character References
To be furnished upon request