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Top 25 Screenwriter Interview Questions

Question 1 of 29
Why do you want to become a screenwriter?
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Question 2 of 29
What are your benefits expectations?
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"In my past job, I had to travel far to work because of my living situation. I hope you can help may for my transportation when I have to come into work."
Oftentimes, screenwriters can receive benefits other that salary, including a gas stipend, supplies, transportation coverages for meeting clients, and more. The candidate should discuss what arrangements they might have had in the past, and what they hope to receive based on their needs in the current job.
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Question 3 of 29
Who inspires you in your writing?
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"My writing is inspired by many poets I have read, like Robert Frost, and also the works of Henry David Thoreau. These nature writings inspire me to get in touch with nature as symbolism throughout my stories."
The candidate should discuss where they get their inspiration in their writing to show the interviewer what kind of writing they aspire to create. The candidate may also discuss what kinds of stories they use to inspire their works.
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Question 4 of 29
Are you flexible with your work hours?
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"I am able to work whatever hours I am given because I am eager to get to work and show that I was born to write screenplays. I will be able to adapt to strange working hours to get the job done."
A screenwriter may be subject to working strange hours, including nights, early mornings, and even on weekends, depending on how quickly the deadline for the script is. The candidate should discuss their availability to work whatever hours they are given to get the job done.
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Question 5 of 29
Do you prefer writing short or long pieces?
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Question 6 of 29
What style screenplays do you prefer to write?
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Question 7 of 29
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
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Question 8 of 29
How would you describe yourself professionally in five words?
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Question 9 of 29
What other jobs have you taken that differ from screenwriting?
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Question 10 of 29
Why is this job right for you at this time?
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Question 11 of 29
What previous experience do you have as a screen writer or in another writing career?
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Question 12 of 29
In what ways do you strengthen a team?
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Question 13 of 29
How do you work to improve your writing on a daily basis?
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Question 14 of 29
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 15 of 29
How does this job fit into your career plans?
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Question 16 of 29
How do you continue a flow of creativity day by day?
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Question 17 of 29
What kinds of skills do you have that make you a good screenwriter?
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Question 18 of 29
What kind of writer are you?
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Question 19 of 29
What is your favorite genre of writing?
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Question 20 of 29
How did you know you wanted to become a screenwriter?
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Question 21 of 29
What is your favorite project you have ever worked on?
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Question 22 of 29
How do you communicate with others as a part of a team?
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Question 23 of 29
In what ways do you set yourself apart from others as a screenwriter?
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Question 24 of 29
If you could choose a different career, what would you do and why?
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Question 25 of 29
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
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Question 26 of 29
What kinds of skills do you hope to gain from this job?
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Question 27 of 29
How do you work under stress or time constraints?
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Question 28 of 29
How do you deal with criticism about your writing?
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Question 29 of 29
Do you prefer to work at home or in the office?
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About Screenwriter

August 18th, 2017

A screenwriter is someone who is creative, a fast writer, and understanding of writing scripts for actors and stage directions for a movie, play, or theatrical production. A screenwriter must be able to write scripts for a variety of topics, scenes, and genres, with a wide variety of knowledge of current events, historical events, and what will appeal to the public.

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