Should I Become A Script Reader (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality

Script Readers

Script Readers The primary responsibility of the Script Reader is to read new script proposals and determine its chances of success if it goes into production. The Script Reader gets the script from the Script Writer and advises the Development Executive on his or her determinations.

No degree required

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Do you love to read?
Are you good at deciphering the elements of a script, such as the plot, theme, and main idea?
Do you like to stay current on trends in movies?
Are you a good communicator?
Are you creative?
Do you have good organization skills?
Do you want to be involved in the film industry?
Can you tell what type of story will sell?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Artist

People with this personality likes to work with designs and patterns. They prefer activities that require self-expression and prefer work that can be done without following a clear set of rules. You can read more about these career personality types here.

A script reader needs to be creative and friendly. You need to be able to communicate your reaction to the script to others in the studio. You should be able to envision how the movie will look on the screen. This job is also suitable for a person who isn’t as outgoing because you do not need to spend too much time interacting with others.

Pros and Cons


You get to read a lot of new material

If you enjoy reading, this is a great job. You get to read new material all the time. There are more scripts coming into film studios than they have time to read, so if you enjoy reading, this is a great opportunity.

You get to stay up to date on trending films

If you enjoy watching movies and being on top of what is trending, this is a great job. You will need to know what is current so that you can properly write your recommendations for the scripts you review.

You gain experience in the industry

If you want to move up in the film industry, this is often a starting position before you move up and become a screenwriter one day.

You get to be part of the creative process

As the first person to read the script, your vision and imagination is what determines whether the script moves to the next level. This helps to shape the script as it moves through the process.


You do a lot of busywork

You have to catalog each script and make sure that it fulfills certain requirements before you get to read it. This can be tedious. Many scripts don’t actually make it to the next step of the process.

You have to stay organized and follow procedures

In addition to cataloging the script, you have to write a report. It will be in a specific format, and you need to stay organized.

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