Question by As Kites Fall: Why Does the Director of a Great Movie Get the Credit if the Screenwriter Wrote the Screenplay and Story?
I want to be a screenwriter, but I don’t think they’re recognized for creating the screenplay for a movie, and instead all of the credit goes to the director. This makes me want to become both a screenwriter as well as a director, which I’ve seen many times.
Answer by Eddie
Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, and other honors are awarded to screen writers as well as directors. Directors get more credit for the overall movie since they’re putting the whole thing together to present the story. They also get the blame when a movie flops. There are films where a bad director can ruin a good script and a good director can improve a weak script. It’s a collaborative effort.
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