“BAFTA In Focus” is new series created by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), an organization with approximately 6,500 individuals in the UK and the US with a vast collective experience across film, television and games. BAFTA extends access to this wealth of inspiring knowledge with its Guru Series with its goal of “inspiring minds in film, TV and games”. The series includes In Focus productions in VFX, Screenwriting, Hair & Makeup, Directing and Editing.

Screenwriting, also called scriptwriting, is the art and craft of writing scripts for mass media such as feature films, television productions or video games. It is frequently a freelance profession.

Screenwriters are responsible for researching the story, developing the narrative, writing the screenplay, and delivering it, in the required format, to development executives. Screenwriters therefore have great influence over the creative direction and emotional impact of the screenplay and, arguably, of the finished film. They either pitch original ideas to producers in the hope that they will be optioned or sold, or screenwriters are commissioned by a producer to create a screenplay from a concept, true story, existing screen work or literary work, such as a novel, poem, play, comic book or short story. Read more at Wikipedia.

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