1Understanding the Industry

Profession Evolved: Screenwriting Through the Ages

Now nearly 100 years old, the profession of screenwriting has shifted and changed through the ages. Reflecting fluctuations in society, in the industry from which it was born, in response to maturing audiences as well as socio-economic ups and downs, the role of screenwriter continues to evolve dynamically as the industry continues to grow, shift and mature in its own way.

For the record: I am a big believer in context. In understanding where you come from, in order to aptly recognize what brought you to where you are now as well as accurately plan for where you might be going. Therefore, it’s important that we break down the story arc of this near-century-old profession. ...

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