Question by : How is the salary for a screenwriter?
I know the salary can vary depending on how good a script is, but could a screenwriter make a living off of just screenwriting?
Answer by Dave
Not the greatest, but a livable wage depending on how much work they do. Like you said, it varies greatly on whether the writers has made a name for himself- the type of work etc. but a common amount is $ 30,000 for a single script for a beginning screenwriter and major studio picture. Most writers don’t sell more than 1 scripts a year.
Of course the big blockbuster guys get millions because a studio knows there work is good, but they are a small minority.
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