Screenwriting : Curious question ! by Omnia Algaml

Omnia Algaml

Curious question !

Screenwriting is it a profession or a hobby?

Pierre Langenegger

What would you like it to be?

William Martell

I've been doing it for a living for 30 years, now.

Marshal Gordon

It's a hobby if you have no intention to do anything about getting things made.

Joseph F. Alexandre

for most a hobby for some a profession...

Doug Nelson

The simple answer is: Yes.

Anthony Moore

For me it was a hobby until I started winning contests.

Dan MaxXx

You’re whatever occupation you put down on income tax forms.

Dan Guardino

It all depends if you get paid or produce your own movies.

Marcin Klinkosz

Everything is hobby until you get paid :-) Passion is what helps you to find the motivation in between.

Rosalind Winton

It's not a profession for me, I just want to tell a particular story and though I am hoping it will one day be made into a film and I will be taking steps to make that happen, such as pitching etc, I'm not writing lots of screenplays to sell.

Jill A. Hargrave

It's a vocation for me now that I'm not producing documentaries anymore. I have several screenplays I'm working on during this stay-at-home pandemic, and I plan to enter them in competitions when I think they are ready to be judged. I will also pitch them, too. This will become a profession if one of them gets optioned and I receive payment for it.

Omnia Algaml

Pierre Langenegger For me, if it is not a hobby, it will not be a profession. Because it depends on how sincerely I am doing even though I'm still in the beginning of the road.

Vic Burns

Been living in my van for three years so hopefully not a hobby for much longer

Nick Assunto - Stage 32 Script Services Coordinator

It can be both, but above all else, it's a craft. It is both a skill and an art, and mastering that craft can take you from hobby to profession.

Doug Nelson


WL Wright

I write 5-6 days every week and it's full time hours. The number of hours I spend on it it's definitely not a hobby to me, it's my life, it's who I am.

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