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IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT FOR SWA MEMBERS | एसडबल्यूए सदस्यों के लिए महत्वपूर्ण सूचनाएँ

FOR ALL SWA MEMBERS

All SWA members must note that the Association informs its members about events, conferences, meetings and other important announcements, through mass mails, SMS-es and through its official website and social media accounts. As per the resolution taken by the General Body of SWA in previous Annual General Body meetings, we no longer send letters and reports via bulk post/courier. Meanwhile, we’re also in the process of enhancing our database and members’ details. This will help us in providing a better digital interface, through our website, to all our members.

Therefor, it is imperative that our members update their emails ID and phone numbers with us. Send us an email to web.admin@swaindia.org to tell us about any change in your email ID and/or phone number.

FOR ALL ASSOCIATE AND FELLOW MEMBERS

All Associate and Fellow Members must note that as per the amendments to the Constitution of SWA adopted by the General Body in 2016, duration of Fellow and Associate membership will be for period of 3 years within which the member needs to upgrade to Associate and/or Regular category, respectively, by submitting required documents for the applicable category. Check updated SWA Membership criteria, here: www.swaindia.org/membership.php

In case, any Associate or Fellow member fails to upgrade his/her SWA Membership before the completion of 3 years, their membership will lapse, after which they need to take Re-Admission in the applicable category. (However, their membership number will remain the same.)

We request all Fellow and Associate members who took SWA membership before January 2017, to upgrade to Associate/Regular category respectively, latest by 31st December 2019 otherwise their membership will lapse.

FOR SENIOR-REGULAR MEMBERS

All Senior-Regular Members must note that as per the decision taken in the Executive Committee Meeting held on 28th September 2019, yearly subscription waiver given to all Senior-Regular members is abolished with effect from 1st January 2020.

All Senior Regular members who wish to continue with their membership need to pay yearly subscription fees of INR 120 per year or else their membership will be lapsed. Kindly, renew your membership in time.

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सभी एसडबल्यूए सदस्यों के लिए

सभी एसडबल्यूए सदस्य ध्यान दें कि एसोसिएशन मास-ईमेल, एसएमएस और अपनी अधिकृत वैबसाइट और सोशल मीडिया अकाउंट्स के ज़रिए अपने सदस्यों को विभिन्न कार्यक्रमों, कॉन्फ्रेंस, मीटिंग इत्यादि की जानकारी देती है। पिछली एन्युल जनरल बॉडी मीटिंगों में पारित हुए प्रस्तावों के अनुसार, हम अब हमारे सदस्यों को डाक या कूरियर के माध्यम से पत्र या रिपोर्ट नहीं भेजते हैं। इसी बीच, हम अपने डेटाबेस और सदस्यों की जानकारी को भी नए सिरे से संयोजित कर रहे हैं जिससे हमें अपने सभी सदस्यों के लिए एक बेहतर डिजिटल इंटरफ़ेस बनाने में मदद मिलेगी।

अतः यह बेहद ज़रूरी है कि हमारे सभी सदस्यअपने ईमेल आईडी और फ़ोन नम्बर को हमारे डेटाबेस में अपडेट करवायें। यदि आपके भी ईमेल आईडी या फ़ोन नम्बर में कोई भी बदलाव हो तो हमें web.admin@swaindia.org पर ईमेल भेजकर सूचित करें।

सभी एसोसिएट और फ़ैलो सदस्यों के लिए

सभी एसोसिएट और फ़ैलो सदस्यों को सूचित किया जाता है कि 2016 में जनरल बॉडी द्वारा पारित संविधान संशोधनों के अनुसार, एसोसिएट और फ़ैलो सदस्यता की अवधि 3 साल रखी गयी है, जिसके पूरा होने से पहले सदस्य को ज़रूरी काग़ज़ात सुपुर्द करके, अपनी सदस्यता को एसोसिएट अथवा लाइफ़/रैग्यूलर कैटेगरी में अपडेट करवाना ज़रूरी है। एसडबल्यूए मेंबरशिप के ताज़ा नियमों की जानकारी यहाँ से प्राप्त करें: www.swaindia.org/membership.php

अगर कोई एसोसिएट या फ़ैलो सदस्य 3 साल के भीतर अपनी सदस्यता को अपग्रेड नहीं करवा पाता है तो अमुक सदस्य की सदस्यता लैप्स मानी जाएगी और उस सदस्य को री-एडमिशन के लिए आवेदन देना होगा। (हालाँकि,सदस्य का मेंबरशिप नम्बर वही रहेगा।)

जनवरी 2017 से पहले एसडबल्यूए सदस्यता ग्रहण करने वाले सभी एसोसिएट और फ़ैलो सदस्यों से निवेदन है कि वे 31 दिसम्बर 31 तक अपनी सदस्यता को अपग्रेड करवाएँ, अन्यथा उनकी सदस्यता लैप्स मानी जाएगी।

सभी सीनियर-रैग्यूलर सदस्यों के लिए

सभी सीनियर-रैग्यूलर सदस्य ध्यान दें कि 28 सितम्बर 2019 को हुई बैठक में एसडबल्यूए की एक्जेक्यूटिव कमिटी द्वारा लिए गए निर्णय के अनुसार, वार्षिक सबक्रिप्शन फ़ीस में दी जा रही छूट 1 जनवरी 2020 से समाप्त की जा रही है।

अपने एसडबल्यूए मेंबरशिप को वैध बनाए रखने के इच्छुक सभी सीनियर-रैग्यूलर सदस्यों को अब INR 120 प्रति साल की सबक्रिप्शन फ़ीस देनी होगी अन्यथा उनकी सदस्यता लैप्स मानी जाएगी। कृपया, निहित समय अपनी सदस्यता को का नवीनीकरण (रीन्यू) कर लें।

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SWA supports VIDNET SUMMIT 2019 (Oct 3rd)

The Screenwriters Association is happy to announce support for the fourth VIDNET SUMMIT 2019, organised by IndianTelevision(dot)com, as community partner.

DAY: October 3, 2019 (Thurs) | Time: 08:30 AM Onwards | VENUE: Sahara Star, Mumbai

As the oldest and the largest OTT Conclave, VIDNET SUMMIT will have screenings and a day long conference with multiple parallel rooms focusing on Content, Creators, Business & Show Screenings with over 50 Speakers from Producers to CEOs of Various Platforms (AmazonPrime, Flipkart Video, Hotstar, Sonyliv, Zee5, Voot, Mx Player etc). Gaurav Gandhi of Amazon Prime, Guneet Monga who won an Oscar this year, Richie Mehta of Delhi Crime, Gaurav Verma of Red Chillies, Raj Nayak & Sameer Nair are just a few names among the many prolific speakers.

Apply here to attendhttps://forms.gle/8m9ZDsLegSTFYYnp7                       

NOTE: SWA’s Event Sub-committee will send invites to 100 shortlisted SWA members based on the submitted RSVP Forms. All invitees will be required to show the invitation email at the venue. (ONLY FOR LIFE REGULAR SWA MEMBERS, ENTRY BY INVITATION EMAIL).

Official Website: www.vidnet.in

(For queries, write to mishaalw@indiantelevision.co.in OR call: Mishaal Wanvari +91-9820076845 / +91- 9833821090 )

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SWA partners for VIDNET MASTERCLASSES 2019 (Oct 4)

The Screenwriters Association is proud to lend support to VIDNET MASTERCLASSES 2019, organised by IndianTelevision(dot)com, as their community partner.

DAY: October 4th 2019 (Fri) | Time: 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM | VENUE: The Westin, Mumbai

There will be multiple masterclass courses taking place simultaneously in two different halls. The participants must select either of the workshops and will get a certificate on completing the workshop (for the selected masterclass). These are paid workshops, open to ALL SWA members, in ‘Direction & Editing’ AND ‘Writing’.

DIRECTION & EDITING MASTERCLASS

  1. Patrick Graham (Director – Ghoul) & Nitin Baid (Editor – Ghoul & Bard of Blood)
  2. Amit Raj Gupta (Director – Gullak), Amit Kulkarni (Editor – Gullak, Tripling, Bachelors)
  3. Richie Mehta, (Creator & Director – Delhi Crime)
  4. Raghav Subbu (Director – Kota Factor, Pitchers) & Gourav Gopal Jha (Editor – Kota Factory, Humorously Yours)
  5. Danish Aslam (Director – Its not that Simple, Time Out)
  6. TBC Mayank Sharma & Sumeet Kotian – (Breathe 2, The Family Man)
  7. TBC Abhishek Sengupta & Shan Mohammad (Lakhon Mein Ek)
  8. TBC Sachin Pathak & Pariksshit Jha (Rangbaaz 1& 2)

WRITING MASTERCLASS

  1. Puneet Krishna  (Mirzapur)
  2. Dhruv, Pooja & Nihit Bhave (Sacred Games)
  3. Bhavani Iyer (24, Guzaarish, Kaafair)
  4. Sidharth Mishra (Rangbaaz)
  5. Dhruv Sehgal (Actor & Writer – Little Things)
  6. Jaya Mishra  (Cold Lassi Our Chicken Masala)
  7. TBC – Sumeet Vyas (Tripling and Permanent Roommates)
  8. TBC-  Karan Agarwal (Lakhon Mein Ek)

The participant count for each masterclass is 50, on a ‘First Come – First Served’ basis. The price of the Masterclass is INR 1,650. This includes Lunch, Tea & the Certificate. All SWA members will be given a SPECIAL DISCOUNT OF 20% through separate discount codes. Additionally, the first 25 SWA Members will get a FULL REFUND on the day of the event!

LINK TO REGISTER WITH SWA DISCOUNT CODES:

WRITING: https://insider.in/vidnet-masterclasses-for-writers-oct4-2019/event Discount code: SWA19W

DIRECTION & EDITINGhttps://insider.in/vidnet-masterclasses-for-directors-editors–oct4-2019/event Discount code: SWA19DE

Official Website: www.vidnet.in

(For queries, write to mishaalw@indiantelevision.co.in OR call: Mishaal Wanvari +91-9820076845 / +91- 9833821090 )

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SWA’s 63rd Annual General Body Meeting on September 28th 2019 (Saturday)

Strictly for Life, Regular and Associate Members with valid SWA Membership Card only.

The 63rd Annual General Body Meeting of the Screenwriters Association will be held on September 28th 2019 (Saturday) at 03:00 PM, at Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School, Sixth Floor, Near Laxmi Industrial Estate, Shastri Nagar, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai – 400 053.

Please, download the General Secretary’s Report for the Year 2018-19, Agenda for the AGM 2019, Auditor’s Report and Balance Sheet from the following link on our website: http://cms.swaindia.org/uploads/General%20Secretary’s%20Report%202019_compressed.pdf

NOTE: We shall NOT be sending the annual report by post, as per the resolution taken in previous AGMs. However, members are welcome to request for a hard copy of the report at the office or at venue on the day the AGM. 

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मीटिंग में सिर्फ़ वैध एसडबल्यूए मेंबरशिप कार्ड के साथ आने वाले लाइफ़, रेग्यूलर और एसोसिएट सदस्यों 
को ही प्रवेश दिया जाएगा।

एसडबल्यूए की 63वीं एन्युअल जनरल बॉडी मीटिंग 28 सितम्बर 2019 (शनिवार) को दोपहर 03:00 बजे, भक्तिवेदांत स्वामी मिशन स्कूल, छठी मंज़िल, लक्ष्मी इंडस्ट्रियल एस्टेट के पास, शास्त्री नगर, लोखंडवाला कॉम्पलैक्स, अंधेरी वैस्ट, मुम्बई – 400 053, पर सम्पन्न होगी।

कृपया, 2018-19 की जनरल सैक्रेटरी रिपोर्ट, 2019 एजीएम का एजेंडा, ऑडिटर रिपोर्ट और बैलेंस शीट हमारी वैबसाइट के इस लिंक से डाउनलोड करें:  

http://cms.swaindia.org/uploads/General%20Secretary’s%20Report%202019_compressed.pdf

ध्यान दें कि पिछली दो-तीन एजीएम में लिए गए निर्णयों के अनुसार, हम डाक के माध्यम से सालाना रिपोर्ट नहीं भेज रहे हैं। हालाँकि, सदस्य एसडबल्यूए दफ़्तर या एजीएम वाले दिन कार्यक्रम स्थल पर हार्डकॉपी के लिए आग्रह कर सकते हैं।

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SGM (CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT) on Sep 1, 2019 (Sun) (only for LIFE and REGULAR Members)

The Special General Body Meeting is for LIFE and REGULAR Members of SWA, with Identity Cards, only. Please, bring your valid SWA Membership Card along. Please, Do NOT bring any relative or guest with you.

13th August 2019

Dear Member,

Greetings from the Screenwriters Association.

Special General Body Meeting which was held on Sunday, 04th August 2019 was adjourned due to lack of quorum. As per the SWA Constitution, an adjourned Special General Body Meeting shall be now held on Sunday, 1st September 2019. In case of no quorum, the meeting shall be adjourned for 30 minutes and shall resume after this without quorum.

The schedule of the meeting will be as follows:

Agenda:

To review, assess and pass the new proposed amendments in the Constitution of the Association.

Day & Date: Sunday, 1st September 2019

Venue: Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School
Sixth Floor, Near Laxmi Industrial Estate, Shastri Nagar, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai – 400 053

Time: 03.00 PM onwards Special General Body meeting
Followed by High Tea

We are enclosing/attaching herewith the clauses of the 2016 Constitution, which are to be amended along with the proposed 2019 amendments.

Download the ‘Proposed pointers for Constitution Amendment 2019’, at:
https://www.swaindia.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Revised-Proposed-pointers-for-Constitution-Amendment-2019.pdf

Download the Scanned PDF of this Covering Letter, at:
https://www.swaindia.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Scanned-copy-of-Covering-letter-1st-September-2019.pdf

I request all of you to please attend the meeting positively because the Constitution is a very important document which reflects the hopes and aspirations of screenwriters and lyricists and the future agenda of Screenwriters Association. Such meetings also give us an opportunity to meet our friends of the fraternity,

With regards,

Yours faithfully
For Screenwriters Association

Sunil Salgia
Hon. General Secretary

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13 अगस्त, 2019

प्रिय सदस्य साथी,

स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन की ओर से नमस्कार!

दिनांक 4 अगस्त 2019 (रविवार) को संविधान संशोधन के लिए आयोजित की गयी स्पेशल जनरल बॉडी मीटिंग को क़ोरम (कार्यसाधक संख्या) की कमी के कारण स्थगित किया गया था। एसडबल्यूए के संविधान के अनुसार, यह एडजर्ण्ड स्पेशल जनरल बॉडी मीटिंग अब 1 सितम्बर, 2019 (रविवार) को रखी गयी है। क़ोरम के ना रहने की स्थिति में मीटिंग को 30 मिनिट के लिए स्थगित किया जायेगा और उसके बाद बिना क़ोरम के क्रियान्वित किया जाएगा।

मीटिंग की रूपरेखा इस प्रकार रहेगी –

एजेंडा: एसोसिएशन के संविधान में संशोधनों की समीक्षा, आकलन और अनुमोदन।

दिनांक: 1 सितम्बर, 2019, रविवार

स्थान: भक्तिवेदांत स्वामी मिशन स्कूल, सिक्स्थ फ़्लोर, लक्ष्मी इंडस्ट्रियल एस्टेट के पास, शास्त्री नगर, लोखंडवाला कॉम्पलैक्स, अंधेरी वैस्ट, मुम्बई – 400 053

समय: दोपहर 03.00 बजे से स्पेशल जनरल बॉडी मीटिंग, नोट: मीटिंग के बाद ‘हाय-टी’ की व्यवस्था रखी गयी है।

स्पेशल जनरल बॉडी मीटिंग में संविधान संशोधन के लिए प्रस्तावित बदलावों की सूची:
https://www.swaindia.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Revised-Proposed-pointers-for-Constitution-Amendment-2019.pdf

इस मीटिंग में सिर्फ़ एसडबल्यूए के लाइफ़ और रैग्यूलर सदस्य (LIFE and Regular Members) ही भाग ले सकते हैं। कृपया, अपना वैध एसडबल्यूए मेंबरशिप कार्ड साथ लेकर आएँ एवं किसी मित्र अथवा पारिवारिक सदस्य को साथ ना लाएँ।

सभी लाइफ़ और रैग्यूलर सदस्यों से अनुरोध है कि इस मीटिंग में ज़रूर आएँ, क्योंकि संविधान एक महत्वपूर्ण दस्तावेज़ है जो स्क्रीनराइटर्स और गीतकारों की उम्मीदों और एसोसिएशन के भविष्य की दिशा निर्धारित करता है। इस तरह की मीटिंग्स हमें अपनी इंडस्ट्री के लेखक साथियों से मिलने-जुलने का मौक़ा भी प्रदान करती हैं।

भवदीय,
स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन की ओर से

सुनील सालगिया
मानद महासचिव, एसडबल्यूए

Rest In Peace, Sushma Swaraj Ji!

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We at the Screenwriters Association express our heartfelt grief at the sudden demise of Late Sushri Sushma Swaraj (14 February 1952 – 6 August 2019). She succumbed to a cardiac arrest following a heart attack on the night of 6 August.

Swaraj was a renowned Supreme Court lawyer and one of the few politicians admired for fair-mindedness and simplicity. Starting early, at the age of 25 in 1977, she became the youngest cabinet minister of the Indian state of Haryana, and followed it later with becoming the second woman, after Indira Gandhi, to become the Minister of External Affairs India, in 2014.

With our grief-stricken hearts, we express our sincere most gratitude to Swaraj for lending her voice and support to the fight for the rights of screenwriter, lyricists, music composer and singers by endorsing the Copyright Act (2012 Amendment) in the Loksabha. This bill was introduced with the primary objective of ensuring fair revenue sharing to protect the rights of owners (creators and authors) of the copyright, who provide license for any dramatic, artistic, musical or literary work incorporated in cinematic or sound recording form. The bill was tabled in the Rajya Sabha on April 19, 2012 by renowned lyricist and cinema writer Shri Javed Akhtar, which was then sent to the Standing Committee. However, the fight for a fair share in revenue and royalty for the creators of scripts and songs faced severe challenges from a section of parliamentarians leaning towards a lobby of producers who did not want this bill to pass. Under these circumstances Sushma Swaraj, as the leader of opposition, vehemently supported this bill and emphatically urged the house to vote in its favour. 

Honorary General Secretary Shri Sunil Salgia expresses his warmest of regards with these following words: “In Parliament, we often see the opposition taking a stand to stall the bills proposed by the ruling party. On the contrary, Sushma ji stood in support of creative artists and gave a historic speech in 2012 to support of the bill. This was an exceptional gesture on her part which I will never forget.”

Shri Javed Akhtar, who was at the forefront of the fight to get the Copyright Amendment Act 2012 passed and currently serves as the Chairman of IPRS (Indian Performing Rights Society), tweets the following: “Deeply saddened by Sushma ji’s demise. The Music Fraternity will be indebted to her for magnificent defence of their rights in the Lok Sabha. You were an exceptional person Sushmaji. We will always remain thankful to you.”

The Screenwriters Association and the whole fraternity of screenwriters and lyricists working film, TV and digital media shall be forever indebted to Late Sushma Swaraj for strengthened their cause of fair rights. May her soul rest in peace.

Here’s the link to the brilliant speech by Late Sushma Swaraj in the Lok Sabha on May 22, 2012, as the leader of opposition supporting the Copyright Amendment Bill 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gP7MXv3rbg

 

SWA IS LOOKING FOR A ‘COPYRIGHT EXPERT LAWYER’

The Screenwriters Association (SWA) is inviting applications for the position of a full time in-house legal officer, to be based in Mumbai.

About SWA

SWA is a registered trade union of screenwriters of the film and television industry. Its primary objective is to promote and secure the interests of its member screenwriters, including settlement of their disputes with producers, directors etc. SWA has a strong Dispute Settlement Committee (DSC), which has been functional for more two decades now.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the selected candidate would be to assist SWA in resolution of its members’ copyright related disputes and advising members on contract-related issues. This would entail, among others, examining the complaints that SWA receives, identifying valid ones, preparing briefs for the DSC, advising the complainants, guiding the resolution process, sending and responding to legal notices, etc. If the matter is to go to court, then the legal officer will brief the attorney and the counsel hired by SWA.

Qualifications and Experience

The candidate must hold a graduate or post-graduate degree in law and must possess good knowledge and preferably at least 2-3 years of hands-on experience in the field of intellectual property law, especially copyright law.

Compensation

The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience and will be in the range of Rs. 50 – 75,000 per month. 

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must send their application and CV to The Executive Coordinator at office@swaindia.org by September 1, 2019. Suitable candidates will be invited for a personal interview.

Contact

If you have any queries regarding the position or the application procedure, you may reach the office at +91 22 2673 3027/+91 22 2673 3108 or direct the query to office@swaindia.org.

 

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Second Edition of SWA’s Newsletter SWAkshar | एसडबल्यूए के न्यूज़लैटर SWAक्षर का द्वितीय संस्करण

Friends,

The Screenwriters Association has released the second edition of its official newsletter SWAkshar. Download your e-copy NOW!

Links:

SWAkshar Edition 2 (English) : http://cms.swaindia.org/uploads/SWAkshar%20Edition%202%20(English).pdf

SWAkshar Edition 2 (Hindi) : http://cms.swaindia.org/uploads/SWAkshar%20Edition%202%20(Hindi).pdf

Archives: 

SWAkshar Edition 1 (English):  http://cms.swaindia.org/uploads/SWAkshar_Jan%202019_Edition%201.pdf

SWAkshar Edition 1 (Hindi) : http://cms.swaindia.org/uploads/SWAkshar%20Edition%201%20-%20Hindi.pdf

 

Power to writers!

Team SWA

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दोस्तों, 

स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन ने अपने आधिकारिक समाचार-पत्र SWAक्षर का दूसरा संस्करण रिलीज़ कर दिया है। अपनी ई-कॉपी आज ही डाउनलोड करें। 

लिंक्स:

SWAक्षर संस्करण 2 (अंग्रेज़ी) : http://cms.swaindia.org/uploads/SWAkshar%20Edition%202%20(English).pdf

SWAक्षर संस्करण 2 (हिंदी) : http://cms.swaindia.org/uploads/SWAkshar%20Edition%202%20(Hindi).pdf

आर्काइव:  

SWAक्षर संस्करण 1 (अंग्रेज़ी):   http://cms.swaindia.org/uploads/SWAkshar_Jan%202019_Edition%201.pdf

SWAक्षर संस्करण 1 (हिंदी)  : http://cms.swaindia.org/uploads/SWAkshar%20Edition%201%20-%20Hindi.pdf

 

राइटर्स ज़िंदाबाद!

टीम एसडबल्यूए

1920 X 800 px SWAkshar Edition 2

Screenwriting Workshop with Anjum Rajabali, in Pune (hosted by Living Bridge, in association with SWA)

Living Bridge Workshop, Aug 22-25, 2019
Our big Screenwriting Workshop is Back!

The last few years, especially 2018-19, have proved beyond doubt that without a good script – forget a good film – even a successful one is not possible today. On the other hand, so many ‘small’ films have had extraordinary runs simply because they had wonderful scripts backing them.No wonder then, that there’s a mad scramble in Mumbai for good scripts and for good writers, in every language.

Hence, we need more writers to up their game. By learning the craft of writing seriously, and by continuously upgrading it, polishing it.

Dates: August 22-25, 2019 
Timings: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM 

Venue: MCCIA, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune, Maharashtra

 
Fees (inclusive of lunch & tea/coffee on all days): INR11500/-
SPECIAL DISCOUNTED FEES for SWA Members: INR 9500/- 
Contact: +919890000587 / +919823131486
Email ID: learn@livingbridge.net
To Register, please visit: https://www.livingbridge.net/registration/

Limited Seats only!

 

Workshop Contents:

  • One day on the basics of screenwriting. Thinking up interesting PLOTS, discovering credible, empathetic CHARACTERS that breathe life into the plot. Giving an appropriate STRUCTURE to the screenplay. All this by referring to great examples.
  • One day dedicated just to SCENE DESIGN & DIALOGUE. Even with the best story and the most wonderful characters, your script can fail if your scenes are flat and your dialogue unnatural. We look at examples of wonderful scenes to learn how to write them.
  • Half a day on MYTHOLOGY, and how our two epics continue to influence modern Indian screenwriting and what can screenwriters learn from them.
  • Half a day on Joseph Campbell’s ‘HERO’S JOURNEY’ which offers rich insights into the underlying structures and rhythms of all forms of storytelling.
  • Half a day on ADAPTATION – how to create strong screenplays from existing sources like novels, stories, plays. Again with reference to good examples.
  • Two guest masterclasses. With SRIRAM RAGHAVAN (writer-director of Andhadhun) and with JUHI CHATURVEDI (writer of Piku, Vicky Donor)
  • One session on PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE – contracts, fees, copyright, legal information, SWA’s role, etc.
Workshop Instructor:
Anjum Rajabali is one of India’s best known screenwriters and teachers, with over ten feature-film credits including Raajneeti, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Ghulam and Drohkaal. He’s been a mentor at many Indian and international script labs and a script advisor and consultant for several well-known films, including Gangaajal, Mulk, Article 15. In 2004, he designed and set up the Screenplay Writing Course at FTII, and was its head for 12 years. Since 2006, he has been the head of screenwriting at Whistling Woods, Mumbai. Anjum regularly conducts screenwriting workshops, and has convened several national conferences, seminars, and fellowships on screenwriting. Anjum has been a senior activist at SWA since 2008.
This year, he has been chosen for the prestigious international teaching award, ‘Leading Pedagogue of the Year’ by CILECT, a federation of over 175 films schools around the world.
 
 
 

SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING (CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT) 2019 (only for LIFE and REGULAR Members)

The Special General Body Meeting is for LIFE and REGULAR Members of SWA, with Identity Cards, only. Please, bring your valid SWA Membership Card along. Please, Do NOT bring any relative or guest with you.

 

Date: 20th July 2019

Dear Members,

Greetings from the Screenwriters Association.

A Special General Body meeting as recommended by the Executive Committee is to be held on Sunday, the 4th August 2019 (strictly for Life and Regular members of SWA) to amend the Constitution as per the following schedule:

Day & Date: Sunday, 04th August 2019

Venue: Flag’s Avant Garde, Albert Hall, Flags Building, Near Mark & Spencer’s, K. R. Basakhetre Road, Lokhandwala, Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400 053

(Click here for location. Link: https://goo.gl/maps/hjnLb2Kv3yHMRLGU8 )

Schedule:

10.00 to 10.45 AM – Breakfast

11.00 AM onwards – Special General Body Meeting – Followed by Lunch

This special meeting has been called to review, assess and pass the new proposed amendments in the Constitution of the Association. The proposed amendments have been thoroughly discussed in the Executive Committee and are now recommended to the General Body to be adopted and passed.

Friends, since long it has been felt that we must assess and re-evaluate ourselves to cope with the fast changing scenario of the Indian and International film and television industry. We have to update the ways of working of the Association to face the new challenges of the media and entertainment industry.

This involved documenting and double-checking the validity of all the proposals to amend clauses therein, doing independent research by scouring though the different relevant laws. It took months of the time and effort of Executive Committee in general and the Constitution Amendment Sub-Committee in particular.

We are enclosing/attaching herewith the clauses of the 2016 Constitution, which are to be amended along with the proposed 2019 amendments.

If you have any suggestion regarding these amendments/or new amendments please send them to the office of the Association by 27th July 2019 on or before 5.00 p.m. Failing which the member’s suggestion and proposal will not be entertained in the Special General Body Meeting.

I request all of you to please attend the meeting positively because the Constitution is a very important document which reflects the hopes and aspirations of screenwriters and lyricists and the future agenda of Screenwriters Association. Such meetings also give us an opportunity to meet our friends of the fraternity.

With regards,
Yours faithfully
For Screenwriters Association

Sunil Salgia
Hon. General Secretary

NOTE:

Download the ‘Proposed pointers for Constitution Amendment 2019’, at: 
https://www.swaindia.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Revised-Proposed-pointers-for-Constitution-Amendment-2019.pdf

Download the Scanned PDF of this Covering Letter, at: 
https://www.swaindia.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Scanned-copy-of-Covering-letter-for-SGM.pdf

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प्रिय सदस्य साथी,
 

स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन की ओर से नमस्कार!

सूचित किया जाता है कि 4 अगस्त 2019 (रविवार) को संविधान संशोधन के लिए एक स्पेशल जनरल बॉडी मीटिंग रखी गयी है। इस मीटिंग में सिर्फ़ एसडबल्यूए के लाइफ़ और रैग्यूलर सदस्य (LIFE and Regular Members) ही भाग ले सकते हैं। कृपया, अपना वैध एसडबल्यूए मेंबरशिप कार्ड साथ लेकर आएँ एवं किसी मित्र अथवा पारिवारिक सदस्य को साथ ना लाएँ।

सभी लाइफ़ और रैग्यूलर सदस्यों से अनुरोध है कि इस मीटिंग में ज़रूर आएँ, क्योंकि संविधान एक महत्वपूर्ण दस्तावेज़ है जो स्क्रीनराइटर्स और गीतकारों की उम्मीदों और एसोसिएशन के भविष्य की दिशा निर्धारित करता है। इस तरह की मीटिंग्स हमें अपनी इंडस्ट्री के लेखक साथियों से मिलने-जुलने का मौक़ा भी प्रदान करती हैं।

मीटिंग की रूपरेखा इस प्रकार रहेगी –

 
दिनांक और दिन: 4 अगस्त, 2019, रविवार
 
स्थान: फ़्लैग अवान-गार्ड, अल्बर्ट हॉल, मार्क्स एंड स्पेंसर के नज़दीक, के आर बसखेत्रे रोड, आदर्श नगर के पीछे, लोखंडवाला, अंधेरी (वेस्ट) मुम्बई – 400 053
 
 
कार्यक्रम: 
 
प्रातः 10.00 – 10.45 बजे – अल्पाहार
 
प्रातः 11.00 बजे – स्पेशल जनरल बॉडी मीटिंग
 
नोट: मीटिंग के उपरांत लंच की व्यवस्था रखी गयी है।
 
स्पेशल जनरल बॉडी मीटिंग में संविधान संशोधन के लिए प्रस्तावित बदलावों की सूची:

 

कृपया, संविधान संशोधन से सम्बंधित अपने सुझाव हमें office@swaindia.org पर 27 जुलाई 2019 (शनिवार) को सांय 5.00 बजे से पहले तक ईमेल करें। ऐसा ना कर पाने की अवस्था में हम अमुक सदस्य के सुझावों पर एसजीएम में विचार नहीं कर पाएँगे। 

भवदीय,

स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन की ओर से

 

सुनील सालगिया

मानद महासचिव, एसडबल्यूए

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