National Screenwriters Day is celebrated on January 5 in recognition of the writers who toil day and night to bring us the best stories, the ultimate zingers, and the sublime messages that steer our conscience.
Screenwriters capture the imagination of society. The shows and movies we enjoy would be nothing without the pen of a devoted writer. Let’s honor the great screenwriters amongst us and take a pledge to give them their due credit.
How to observe National Screenwriters Day:
Go to NationalScreenwritersDay.com to find out the latest updates and see interviews with top screenwriters about their mysterious vocation. You should also look up the origins of your favorite movie. Who is the screenwriter?
You can also:
- Encourage a screenwriter you know.
- Work on your screenplay.
- Take a course on screenwriting to boost your career.
National Screenwriters Day history:
ScreenwritingU.com, the leading education source for screenwriters worldwide, founded National Screenwriters Day. Its purpose is to recognize the talents behind the scripts coming out of the television and film world.
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.