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Below we have collected together the best screenwriting jobs pages from around the web. On many of these sites you’ll find listings for not just script writing jobs, but also script reader jobs, internships, people looking for writing partners, and other related industry positions.

 

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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 an awful lot of people out there who seem to think newbie writers are there to be taken advantage of, and write entire scripts 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, then 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 they can turn up some very interesting opportunities.

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Top 8 Websites For Screenwriting Jobs

The following list is in no particular order of preference. 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.

1. THE INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITERS’ ASSOCIATION

This site is packed full of ads seeking screenwriters for sitcoms, web series, sci-fi movies and everything in-between. All you need to do is sign up for membership with the ISA which is free, and then start submitting your resumes to the gigs. Website: International Screenwriters’ Association

2. STAGE 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. Website: Stage32

3. SCREENWRITING STAFFING

This is a simply formatted bulletin board of screenwriting job opportunities. with contact details available directly on the page. They also have a paid option in which you can have leads sent to you via email of industry professionals looking for writers. (We haven’t used this service so can’t vouch for it personally.) Website: Screenwriting Staffing

4. MANDY

On this well-respected site you’ll find a long, long list of film industry jobs covering every aspect 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.
Website: Mandy

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5. CRAIGSLIST

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. Website: Craigslist

6. UPWORK

It can also be a good idea to keep an eye on some of the more traditional job notice boards, such as Upwork, who have a pretty good selection of screenwriting jobs. Signing up is free and easy. Website: Upwork

7. HUBSTAFF TALENT

On Hubstaff you can browse screenwriter jobs, although most ads are in the copywriting/content writing sphere. Getting one of these gigs, though, could be a great little side-earner while you work on your screenplay. Website: Hubstaff Talent

8. INDEED

Like the previous two websites, on Indeed you can add yourself as a freelancer and have people who are looking for writing talent come to you. As far as actual scriptwriting job ads go, they seem to have quite a few for screenwriting lecturers and professors, if that’s something you’re also interested in. Website: Indeed

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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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44 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

  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: http://www.scriptreaderpro.com/about-us/ and coverage page where you can choose a service: http://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

  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: http://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

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    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: http://www.scriptreaderpro.com/our-script-coverage-services/ Feel free to get in touch with any questions: http://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: http://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. 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!

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