When choosing to hire a professional screenwriting service for your movie, TV show, or short film script project, make sure the writer has both the knowledge and experience to turn your story into a top-quality screenplay. For example, the dialogue and format of a movie manuscript are much different than that of a traditionally-written, narrative story. In particular, the amount of text corresponds to a specific amount of running time on the big screen; a page equals about one minute of screen time. You’re much less likely to sell a movie screenplay that is not at least 90 pages or minutes long.

Whereas novel writing can be very descriptive and moderately paced, screenwriting needs to be very direct and to the point in order to keep the story moving forward. Even a drama needs to move at a much quicker pace than a dramatic book. What might take several pages in a novel, will most likely take only part of a screenplay page. This is because much of the story is told visually.

Writing Samples

Obtaining screenwriting samples can be a bit tricky since many screenwriters work as ghostwriters and have signed a nondisclosure agreement. Nonetheless, they should have writing samples and may have a client who is willing to reveal that he hired a ghostwriter and allow the screenwriter to use the script as a writing sample. Other times, the screenwriter for hire will have written his or her own screenplay, which can serve as his writing sample. Professional screenwriting services will have many writing samples and in a multitude of genres.

Although many people think that any writer can write a screenplay, this idea can do you a major disservice to your story. Some may have a bit of experience in screenwriting, but when you are serious about your story or idea and want it to be made into a movie, you will want to find someone that works specifically with this kind of writing. A screenwriting service can ensure that you will be working with writers that have a successful track record when it comes to creating professional, sellable screenplays. Contact a screenwriter today to learn more about how the process works.