Hiring a Film Screenwriter
(Posted On: 24-01-2015)
Screenwriters are very unappreciated and not as well known by fans of the movie industry. When we see a movie we typically think about the actors and possibly the director. But, how often do we think about the screenwriter? After all, they are the ones that write the story of the film that you are watching. All of the dialogue and scenes that are in films can be attributed to screenwriters.That is why if you are thinking about making your own film then you need to have a screenplay written first. For starters, you will be better off hiring a screenwriter to write the script for you because they will know how to properly format it to industry standards. It is important to have a screenplay that looks professional because you will need to show it to the potential producers that are going to finance your film. If you have a screenplay that looks like a 6th grader wrote it then you are never going to get any kind of financial backing. Therefore, hiring a screenwriter is the smartest choice you can make when beginning the film making process.
Now that you know hiring a screenwriter is important, the next thing you have to do is pick a good screenwriter. If you are able to make contact with a reputable screenwriter that has had their work produced before, then you will be in good hands. However, these kinds of screenwriters will charge over $5,000 to write your script. For a newbie, $5,000 is a lot of money. A film producer isn't going to give you the money to finance the script because they are supposed to see the script first. Therefore, if you don't have the money then you will have to either borrow it from family or get a personal loan from the bank.
Your only other option is to go with a more affordable screenwriter that is trying to make a name for themselves. There are plenty of screenwriters like this on freelancing websites who won't charge that much money because they just want to get some screenwriting work. These are the writers you should be hiring when you are on a budget. You can probably find a screenwriter that will write a 90-120 page screenplay starting at $599. This is a really good deal considering the amount of money that industry screenwriters charge. Once you get your screenplay written, you can hire another screenwriter to proofread it. Then you will have a screenplay that you can submit to producers.