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Screenwriters are responsible for creating and supplying content for different types of companies within the audiovisual sector. The role has changed substantially in recent years, embracing new opportunities as technology, formats and outlets for audiovisual writing have developed. The main part of this role involves creating content, writing using a thorough command of writing tecniques and professional experience of audiovisual language in order to achieve the fundamental goal of audiovisual writing: producing a plot or narrative for a product that is to be produced, filmed and broadcast, or exhibited. Screenwriters can work in various possible areas, including fiction films and TV programmes, documentaries and reports, advertising and all sorts of content for new media.


  • Research the nature of the audience at whom the programme is aimed and the topic to be used in the screenplay.
  • Analysis of the production requirements and requests (where it has been commissioned) in order to construct an audiovisual narrative.
  • Identify the narrative potential of the various sources that may be used in an audiovisual script and consider the best way to adapt them.
  • Write the structure or outline of the script, or synopsis.
  • Write audiovisual content in general: construct narratives and stories for film, television or advertising.
  • Make the necessary changes in the script on the basis of feedback.
  • Rewrite parts of the script and be able to let go of bits that screenwriters themselves may view as essential but which the producer or director believe can be cut.
  • Adaptation of novels, plays or musicals for film or television.
  • Write the notebook containing audio and video cues for the director and screen design (sequences, scenes, shots, camera movements and editing).

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