A movie idea without a screenwriter to shape it is like jumping out of a plane naked without any gear. SPALT! Not every movie director and producer can write a screenplay. There are many that have no interest in writing one. They know their own entertainment strengths and focus on those skills. So a movie idea needs a scribe to breathe life into it. CREATION!
There are many talented aspiring screenwriters out there, probably right in your own community that can turn your movie idea into a script you can produce or direct that will make money for film investors. The number of writers that earn their living plying their craft is extremely small, including members of the WGA (Writers Guild of America). Think of it like acting as a career. For every actor that earns millions how many other actors earn enough to pay their living expenses without having a regular side gig that pays the monthly bills?
The movie idea you have could be that career making writing gig that gets a writer noticed or at the very least they will have earned a writing credit on a released film that gets seen by viewers and career makers. Earning a writing credit on a movie that is eventually released is not easy at all. There are thousands upon thousands of scripts that never are produced into a full-length feature film. These scripts quietly collect dust in a writer’s closets. I freely admit I have two earlier scripts I wrote on spec that are slowly decaying in a closet never to be heard of again. Damn The Roach! Damn Land Pirates!
This is where a motivated person with a great movie idea finds a way to move from idea to finished screenplay. It’s strange for me to write this for readers, but movie producers are greatly underrated in what they bring to a film. There are so many producer credits that are given it’s diluted what the role of a kick-ass movie producer is. Some people get a producer credit on a movie because they are a friend of the star, the director, or niece of one the money backers.
But there are always those producers in the trenches that have to find and hire a screenwriter to make movie successful. Depending on size of a production budget a producer can reach out to A List screenwriters through agents and managers. Movie producers dealing with an independent movie budget can go a different path. They can visit local colleges that have writing programs for film or cinema.
Meet with professors to ask if they could recommend the brightest from their program to turn a movie idea into a screenplay based on certain budget. Colleges like their students to gain real world experience. That’s why internships exist in the first place. Who would work free if not to gain experience