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May 12, 2015 54 comments
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Looking For Screenwriting Jobs? 

Before accepting a writing gig and spending hours of your time working on someone else’s project, always remember… Not all screenwriting jobs are worth doing. 

There are many people who seem to think newbie writers are there to be taken advantage of and to write things for them for free. If someone promises payment “down the line,” or that they’ve got “a big star attached to direct,” proceed with extreme caution. This is not what we mean by great screenwriting jobs.

Always remember: if it seems to be good to be true, it probably is.

The truth is, there is no one, easy, quick-fix way to get a job as a screenwriter. Answering an ad on one of these sites is highly unlikely to land you a gig writing the next Hollywood blockbuster, but if you’re lucky they can turn up some very interesting opportunities.

Top 8 Websites For Screenwriting Jobs

If nothing else, applying to screenwriting jobs on the sites listed below can be a great way to meet fellow writers and make connections that may bear fruit later on down the line. (The list is in alphabetical order. )

screenwriting jobsCraigslist

We get that this may seem a strange addition to the list, but it is possible to land some good writing gigs on this site.

The link will take you to screenwriting jobs based in Los Angeles but you can edit this to anywhere in the world, paid and unpaid. Check out Craigslist >>

screenwriting jobsHubstaff Talent

Most ads on Hubstaff are in the copywriting/content writing sphere, but you can also browse screenwriting jobs.

Getting one of these gigs could be a great little side-earner while you work on your screenplay. Check out Hubstaff Talent >>

screenwriting jobsInkTip

Over 200 films have been made by producers from scripts and writers found on InkTip. In fact, they average 30 films produced each year, in addition to helping countless writers find representation or options on their script.

They also work with a mix of independent producers and larger companies including ABC, HBO Films, ICM and 20th Century Fox. Check out InkTip >>

screenwriting jobsThe International Screenwriters’ Association 

Sign up for $10 per month and you’ll be free to explore the hundreds of ads seeking screenwriters for features, TV, web series, etc. as well as submit your resume and screenplay for consideration.

The ISA’s Development Slate, for example, promotes the best writers among their network to managers, agents and producers. Check out the International Screenwriters’ Association >>

screenwriting jobsMandy

On this well-respected site, you’ll find a long, long list of jobs covering every aspect of the film industry, from screenwriting to jobs in the art department and production.

The link below will take you to screenwriting jobs in Los Angeles but it’s easy to get lost in the sheer volume of opportunities on offer. Check out Mandy >>

screenwriting jobsStage 32

As well as containing hundreds of screenwriter job postings, this site is probably the go-to place for writers looking to network online.

Be sure to also check out their “screenwriters’ lounge” while you’re there and start making connections. Check out Stage32 >>

screenwriting jobsTrackingB

Head on over to this comprehensive site and you’ll find a ton of screenwriting jobs as well as industry jobs.

Companies such as Warner Bros. Netflix and Studio Canal look for assistants and interns on here, which can be a great way to get a foot in the door. Check out TrackingB >>

screenwriting jobsUpwork

It can also be a good idea to keep an eye on some of the more traditional job notice boards, such as Upwork, which has a pretty good selection of screenwriting jobs. Check out Upwork >>

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Good luck in your research and please let us know in the comments section below if you think we’ve missed out any great websites offering screenwriting jobs.

You should also check out our screenwriting resources and our post on how to get a screenwriting agent which lays out step by step exactly how you can find the right people to represent you and nurture your career.

Before sending your script out, make sure it’s in the best shape it can be and check out our script coverage services by clicking the image below.

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54 Comments
  1. Gwen says:

    Real jobs for screenwriters.

    1. Tarek AlDuaij says:

      Im a screen writer. I specialize in horror yet Im flexible. In the past I wrote 3 musicals, a crime film, and many horror/twilight zone shorts and a feature. Bachelor Degree in film (London, UK) and got accepted into the masters program in Directing USC (California).

      1. George mathu says:

        i am george God believer am also a scriptwriter i have 3 script and i am searching for producer who will be interested with my work.

    2. Ayushi says:

      Interested

    3. Irene Holmes says:

      I’m interested in getting a real screenwriting job. I’m in my 4th year at SNHU and my major is creative writing, English; Screenwriting.
      You can check my writing irenejane.com

    4. florence nahon says:

      Hi I’m a Screenwriter with several scripts: Romance, Thriller, Action, Erothic etc

    5. Renea Chafe says:

      I am a movie screenwriter. Currently, I am working on movie scripts for one drama movie, and two comedy movies. I am in search of a producer who is interested in my work.

  2. Janice Rawlins says:

    Hello. I have been looking for a person to help me with my script, it is finished. I have been praying to find an honest person to read it and who knows maybe we both can change a few things in the script. I wrote this during cancer. However, it is called Majestic Tattoo.

    1. SRP says:

      Hi Janice, we’d love to help you with your screenplay – sounds like an interesting project. Here’s our readers page: https://www.scriptreaderpro.com/about-us/ and coverage page where you can choose a service: https://www.scriptreaderpro.com/our-script-coverage-services/ Feel free to reach out with any questions. Alex

    2. Yonnie O'Chieng says:

      I’m junnior from kenya. i do movie for documentaries,feature and series script writings. Thank for sharing the job site list.

    3. Ayushi says:

      Dear Janice
      I am currently working on a script for Maxx Walker Bolton on Cherubs. I normally just give ideas, make corrections and give opinons as well as change scripts here and there for the better.

      If you need help with yours I am more than happy to help you and we can discuss it further over email.

      Keep me posted and I wish you a safe recovery!
      All the best
      Ayushi

    4. Ayushi says:

      Your comment is awaiting moderation.
      Dear Janice
      I am currently working on a script for Maxx Walker Bolton on Cherubs. I normally just give ideas, make corrections and give opinons as well as change scripts here and there for the better.
      If you need help with yours I am more than happy to help you and we can discuss it further over email. I like to keep things simple and be honest.

      Keep me posted and I wish you a safe recovery!
      All the best
      Ayushi

    5. Irene Holmes says:

      I’m interested in getting a real screenwriting job. I’m in my 4th year at SNHU and my major is creative writing, English; Screenwriting.
      You can check my writing @ irenejane.com

    6. Elorm says:

      Hi Janice
      I suppose this is not too late and hopefully you have found someone to help you with your script. If not, I am more than happy to link up and talk more about how best to help you with your project, and possibly other future projects.
      Let me know.
      Thanks.

  3. Mercy Matthew says:

    Hi. I have been looking for someone to help me with my script, it is finished.I wrote about three years ago. It’s called ‘Beast And The Hunters’

    1. SRP says:

      Hi Mercy, we’d love to help. You can see all our script coverage services here: https://www.scriptreaderpro.com/our-script-coverage-services/ Let me know if you have any questions get in touch on our contact us form.
      Cheers

    2. Ayushi says:

      Dear Mercy

      I am happy to help you with your script ‘Beast and The Hunters’.
      I write for Maxx Walker Bolton so you can contact him if you would like to check my reference.
      How long is your script? Do you need help with the ideas or the correction of the script itself?
      Do let me know if you need my help and perhaps we can work together over email.

      Best Regards
      Ayushi

  4. Andy Essiet says:

    Alive Screenwriters Consort invites you to order for your Screenwriting ranging from Drama, Comedy, Horror, War and Christian Film Scripts.

    Contact us for more information.

    1. Tarek AlDuaij says:

      Im a screen writer. I specialize in horror yet Im flexible. In the past I wrote 3 musicals, a crime film, and many horror/twilight zone shorts and a feature. Bachelor Degree in film (London, UK) and got accepted into the masters program in Directing USC (California).

  5. Aries says:

    Thank you for this fantastic list!! I find most of my job opportunities on upwork, but I will definitely check out the other sites, too.

  6. Pauline Hetrick says:

    Janice Rawlings, I would like to read your script.

  7. Esther45 says:

    Thanks for this list. It’s so hard trying to get a job as a screen writer.

  8. Mariano says:

    I will check this recommendations out. Thanks SRP!

  9. Taiwo says:

    I want someone to read my script “bad reincorporation” a sci-fi and horror movie script.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Hi Taiwo, we have a range of script coverage services you can choose from: https://www.scriptreaderpro.com/our-script-coverage-services/ Feel free to get in touch with any questions: https://www.scriptreaderpro.com/contact-us/

      Thanks!

  10. Arastoo says:

    Hi, I’m looking for someone to read my short screenplay which is called “Tuesday’s club”. I have adapted it from an Agatha christie short story.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Hi Arastoo, we have a short film coverage service which you can find details about here: https://www.scriptreaderpro.com/short-film-coverage/

      Thanks!

    2. Ayushi says:

      Dear Arastoo

      I am happy to help you with your short screenplay Tuesday’s club. I have read a lot of Agatha Christie hence was interested in your story. Let me know if you’d like me on the job!

      Keep well and best Regards
      Ayushi Malani

  11. Michael Eshun says:

    Hi, am a script writer in Accra, Ghana and i have losts of interesting African stories and i nees producers who will be interested in doing business with me. Just experience moat abolished cutural practices that maked Africa what it truly is. Am very good at my job and i take everything seriously

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks for your comment, Michael, and good luck.

  12. Joseph Owusu Mensah says:

    I am Joseph , a Script writer and movie director from Ghana whose inspiration comes from heaven thus in dreams and nature.I write captivating and mind blowing stories.

    There are 2 types of writers those that makes you think and those that makes you wonder, I believe I am both

    whatsApp contact: +233547838781

  13. Thomas Stone says:

    Great post! Thanks Script reader 🙂

  14. Chaitanya says:

    Hi..This is Chaitanya from India.I have been looking for a script writing website like this. Greatings and thank you!

  15. Grant says:

    I am moving to la in six weeks and can’t wait ..

  16. Ned says:

    Any sites you can recommend off the top of your head for someone starting out as a freelance essay writer?

  17. George mathu says:

    be patience with your work.

  18. Kristopher says:

    Very nice write-up. I definitely appreciate this site.

    Keep writing!

  19. Chris Osborne says:

    No screenwriting jobs? I blame Brexit.

  20. Ayesha Mohammed says:

    where can i get job so i can come to america? I am from Pakistan

  21. Antonio Alvaro says:

    Coolio thank you for the share Script reader Pro.

  22. Diana says:

    hello !!please i need help with the script I am currently Woking on , it’s titled “blood race” if you want to help me , you can contact me through email.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      You can check out our coverage services here. Or feel free to contact us with any questions about them at hello [at] scriptreaderpro [dot] com

  23. Diana says:

    Hello! AYUSHI! i would like it if you help me with the script am currently working on . thank you

  24. Robert Dunbar says:

    I used craigslist and had to pay to write a script for a production company.

  25. Franz Wolf says:

    You can’t send a screenplay to any production company without involve an agency, that’s well known.
    But what to do if screenplay agencies won’t answer? If you as a foreigner write to dozens of agencies without any reaction? If you have written several novels, and German publishing houses deny to give at least a cursory glance?
    Then resignation is current.
    The only concern I found is in people – well famous people!! – who are willing to take money to read a screenplay…
    That should be the wrong way.
    Maybe there is an agency who is curious about new things.
    [email protected]

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Hi Franz, I’d say if you’re not getting anywhere have someone else read your email/cover letter/logline/script as maybe there’s something that’s holding you back that you’re not aware of. We’d be happy to take a look if you’d like to contact us to talk it over.

  26. Mark Fredricks says:

    I would never apply to screenwriting job online. too many sharks!

  27. John Marley CC says:

    Hi my name is John Marley CC. I’m from Nigeria and i am a script writter. I have four scripts already. I write adventure, horror, comedy, romance and action. All i need is a good producer to do the job. You can reach me through this email. [email protected] . It’s a chance you never want to miss.

  28. God'swill egbo says:

    My name is God’swill egbo i’am a script writer and i write both foerign and local movies and i want to sell my script if interested call08171613503

  29. Anis says:

    My name is Anis and about 6 years as I write scripts for humorous programs. At the moment I’m writing script for feature films. Now, I finished writing a script for a full-length political film about George Soros called “MOW Manager for the Organization of War.” The script of the film is very interesting in it is a comedy, melodrama, drama and action movie and about the life of students in the tragic events in Libya. If you are interested, I will continue to work with you. [email protected]

  30. OYEBANJI AWORINDE says:

    I love the sites and i hope help will come to support my Marvel movie script that i am writing.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks – good luck with the script!

  31. Martyna says:

    Why are people applying for a job in the comment section? Isn’t it a bit counter-intuitive that you apply for a strictly writing position yet don’t take time to even read what the article is about?
    btw the article is awesome, I’ll definitely use those links.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, Martyna – good luck with your search.

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