National Screenwriters Day:
Observed annually on every January 5th, the National Screenwriters Day honors the often unnoticed and under-appreciated task force behind all those thrilling, adventurous, romantic TV or movie masterpieces – The Screenwriters!
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Why Screenwriters Day?
Why are we making a fuss about celebrating Screenwriters? Shouldn’t we be talking about Actors and Directors? Read on!
Many of us think that Directors are the ones that help bring the visuals on screen brilliantly! But the visuals of the character, dialogs, the backdrop, and the emotions are weaved in by the Screenwriters to help us enjoy a good movie or TV show!
Generally, screenwriters are required to write and build screenplays for TV series or movies. They could write a screenplay using an original idea or by adapting an existing story. In short, the screenwriters tell how a scene needs to look on screen.
Screenwriters need to collaborate their work with producers, directors, and actors to inculcate all the changes and present the final version of the draft. To get facts in a screenplay right, they are also assisted by researchers of that subject. To come to the final draft, screenwriters often work with squeezed timelines and keep their creative juices flowing.
Screenwriting demands immense love for the industry, passion to write and rewrite the screenplay as well as enjoy working with different people from producers, editors to actors.
The entire framework of the movie or TV drama is built by the screenwriters and yet they are not unknown to the world for they work off-screen. Many great movies and TV dramas exist because of the many dedicated screenwriters.
Thus to encourage the brilliant works of all the screenwriters out there and the screenwriters in the making, ScreenwritingU.com founded the National Screenwriters Day! Since 2016, it has been celebrating the day to remind the world of the talented people working behind the TV and movie scripts!
How Can We Observe National Screenwriters Day?
- Unmask the screenwriters of your favorite Movies & TV shows!
Celebrate the National Screenwriters Day by finding out the talented screenwriters of your favorite Movies and TV shows! If you know where they work, drop in to appreciate them or leave a Thankyou Note today!
- Explore NationalScreenwritersDay.com
Explore NationalScreenwritersDay.com for all the screenwriting related updates and interviews of the best screenwriters in the industry! You will enjoy getting a better closure on screenwriters and their works too!
- Recognize the screenwriters in the family!
Do you have friends or family members who write screenplays either for vocation or leisure? Go on and appreciate them for their good work. Get to know about their work over a family gathering!
- Try Screenwriting on your favorite story today!
Well, it’s ScreenwritersDay, assume it to be a tradition to write a screenplay for the story of your choice! If you love the experience, you could opt for a screenwriting class!
- Show some love for Screenwriters on Social media!
Not all Screenwriters write for top movies and TV. Many great screenwriters write for various small scale plays too! Show your love for screenwriters both known, unknown, and in the making for their beautiful works! Use #NationalScreenwritersDay and #ScreenwritersDay to show your appreciation on social media today!
Interesting Facts About National Screenwriters Day:
Here are some facts about screenwriters to make your day more interesting!
- William Broyles Jr. screenwriter for Cast Away stranded himself on an isolated beach, as part of his research for the movie
- Ben Affleck discontinued college after his early draft on Good Will Hunting’s screenplay was mocked by his teacher
- Half of the writers gain no income for their writing every year
- For a screenwriter, Drama is one of the tough genres to sell as they are not based on the pitch but the execution
- A screenplay can take up to one or two years depending on the writing and rewriting
- The famous American Author and Screenwriter sought to learn screenwriting after acquiring two Oscars for his work Godfather. The first chapter of the book on screenwriting asked its readers to study Godfather I.
History of National Screenwriters Day:
The National Screenwriters Day was founded by ScreenwritingU.com in July 2016 to appreciate the talented screenwriters behind all the tremendous TV shows and movies! ScreenwritingU.com is one of the popular screenwriters’ education sources in the world. This day is celebrated as a fun holiday across the US!