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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

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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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20 जुलाई, 2019

 
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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SWA collaborates for MX Penstorm! Pitch your web show ideas today!

The Screenwriters Association has always strived to provide its members credible opportunities to showcase their talent and build their careers. We’re now proud to collaborate with the online streaming platform MX Player, for MX Penstorm – A unique platform for screenwriters to pitch their ideas for web shows directly to the production and broadcasting giant.

At MX Player, only great ideas matter. If you’re a writer, producer or content creator with an idea for a show or web series, we encourage you to participate in MX Penstorm. This is a golden opportunity for deserving ideas to reach millions of viewers, through MX Player.  

Follow this link to participate: https://penstorm.mxplayer.in/

Deadline: May 10, 2019 

Note: Do NOT forget to register your concepts and synopses with SWA before the pitch!

All the best!

UPDATE: Deadline extended for the program MX Penstorm, by MX Player in association with SWA. You can now pitch your concepts till May 15, 2019. Apply today!

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DISCLAIMER: It is understood that under no circumstances the Screenwriters Association (SWA) shall assume any responsibility for or obligation or duty with respect to any part or all of the MX Penstorm program (organised by MX Player), of any nature or kind whatsoever, or any matter or proceedings arising out of or relating thereto. SWA shall not be required to take any action of any kind to collect or protect any interest of its members in relation withMX Penstorm program (organised by MX Player), and in no event shall SWA be liable to its member or members for any loss of intellectual property, anticipated profits or other consequential, special or indirect loss or damage of any nature arising at any time, whether arising under contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or dispute situation or for any other cause whatsoever. However, SWA members can always approach its Dispute Settlement Committee (DSC) with their grievances, if any, related to Copyright infringement, credits and remuneration. 

क़ानूनी मामलों में आर्थिक मदद के लिए एसडबल्यूए ने बनायी ‘लीगल एड पॉलिसी’!

यह एक बड़ी ख़बर है! स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन ने अपने सदस्यों के लिए एक ‘लीगल एड पॉलिसी’ की घोषणा की है जिसके ज़रिए इसके सदस्य कॉपीराइट चोरी, गोपनीयता उल्लंघन (ब्रीच ऑफ़ कॉन्फ़ीडैंशियेल्टी), भुगतान और क्रेडिट सम्बंधी मामलों को कोर्ट तक ले जाने में मदद पा सकेंगे। इस क़दम को उठाकर एसडबल्यूए ने एक बार फिर सिद्ध किया है कि वह अपने सदस्यों की ईंटलैक्चुल प्रॉपर्टी और जायज़ हक़ों की रक्षा के लिए वचनबद्ध है।

इस पॉलिसी के अंतर्गत, एसोसिएशन अपनी डिसप्यूट सैटलमेंट कमेटी (डीएससी) और विशेषज्ञ वकीलों की सलाह के आधार पर, सदस्यों को 50 प्रतिशत वक़ील की फ़ीस (अथवा एक निर्धारित राशि, दोनों में से जो भी कम हो) प्रदान करेगी। पॉलिसी के बाक़ी दिशा-निर्देशों को भी जल्द ही तय किया जाएगा। इस उपाय से उन सदस्यों की इंसाफ़ की लड़ाई मज़बूत होगी जिनके पक्ष में डीएससी ने कोई फ़ैसला दिया हो और जो मामले को कोर्ट ले जाना चाहते हैं पर आर्थिक रूप से कमज़ोर पड़ जाते हैं।

यह भी ग़ौर करने लायक बात है कि एसोसिएशन ने अपने अंधेरी वैस्ट स्थित दफ़्तर पर पहले से ही एक कॉपीराइट विशेषज्ञ वक़ील को पूर्णकालिक ‘लीगल ऑफ़िसर’ के रूप में नियुक्त किया हुआ है जिनसे सभी सदस्य मुफ़्त क़ानूनी परामर्श ले सकते हैं। (जो भी एसडबल्यूए सदस्य क़ानूनी परामर्श के लिए लीगल ऑफ़िसर से मिलना चाहें, वे legal.officer@swaindia.org पर ईमेल भेंजे।) इसके अलावा, एसडबल्यूए ऐसे कई और कॉपीराइट विशेषज्ञ वक़ीलों के सम्पर्क में है जो इसके सदस्यों को बेहद किफ़ायती दरों पर क़ानूनी मदद देने के इच्छुक हैं।

क़ानूनी मामलों में आर्थिक सहायता देने की ज़रूरत एक अर्से से महसूस हो रही थी। डीएससी ने इसका प्रस्ताव भी रखा था, क्योंकि कमिटी अक्सर शिकायतकर्ताओं की भरपूर मदद करने में ख़ुद को असहाय महसूस करती थी। बहुत से मामलों में किसी निर्माता या निर्देशक या साथी-सदस्य के ख़िलाफ़ अपने वाजिब हक़ों की लड़ाई में पीड़ित एसडबल्यूए सदस्य के पास कोर्ट जाने का ही आख़िरी रास्ता बचता है। यहाँ तक कि फ़ेडेरेशन ऑफ़ वैस्टर्न इंडियन सिने इम्पलॉयीज़ (एफ़डबल्यूआईसीई) के साथ मिलकर गठित हुई जॉइंट-डीएससी-कमिटी में अब तक चार दर्जन से अधिक मामले लम्बित हैं। एसडबल्यूए के फ़ेडेरेशन से डिसएफ़िलिएट होने के बाद, जल्द से जल्द डीएससी को और मज़बूत करने की भी सख़्त ज़रूरत थी।

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SWA announces Legal Aid Policy for its members!

This is indeed a big news! The Screenwriters Association has announced a Legal Aid Policy to help its member screenwriters fight their cases, related to Copyright infringement, breach of confidentiality, payments and credits; in court. This is a step in tune with SWA’s commitment to help its members defend their intellectual property, and get their due credits and remuneration.   

Under this policy, the Association will pay 50 percent of the lawyer’s fee, or a definite amount (whichever is lower), as per the recommendations of its Dispute Settle Committee (DSC) and a panel of expert lawyers. The detailed guidelines for the same are being worked out. This provision will give power to aggrieved members seek justice legally, in a situation when they might want to approach the court but lack resources, after the DSC has decided in their favour.

It is also important to note that this new move is in addition with SWA appointing a full-time Copyright expert lawyer as its Legal Officer, at its office in Andheri West, to offer legal consultation to members absolutely free of cost. (All members seeking an appointment with SWA’s Legal Officer for legal consultation are requested to send an email to legal.officer@swaindia.org ). Moreover, SWA’s legal cell is also in contact with copyright lawyers who’re willing to offer their services at concessional rates to screenwriters.

The need for legal aid was being felt for a long time. The DSC had recommended for it as there have been cases in which the committee would feel limited in helping out the complainant members who have been wronged by producers, directors or even fellow members. In fact, there have been more than four dozen cases, pending with the erstwhile Joint-DSC-Committee formed by SWA and the Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE). After SWA disaffiliated itself from the Federation, the need to strengthen the DSC also seemed immediate.

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SWA and Amazon Prime Video organise discourse on International Women’s Day

It is often said that women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. On this International Women’s Day, Amazon Prime Video and the Screenwriters Association
invite you to an engaging discourse on ‘Women Shaping The Narrative in Media & Entertainment’ with illustrious women from the Entertainment fraternity who are truly pushing the envelope.

The panel will have:

Jennifer Salke (Worldwide Head, Amazon Studios)
Vidya Balan (Actor)
Zoya Akhtar (Writer-Director-Producer)
Guneet Monga (Producer)
Sooni Taraporewala (Writer-Director),
Sumukhi Suresh (Write-Stand up Comedian),
Ghazal Dhaliwal (Writer)

Moderated by:
Anuradha Sengupta (Journalist)
Date: March 8th, 2019

NOTE: To attend the event, RSVP to event@swaindia.org (You will need the confirmation email from SWA to attend.)
Please, RSVP by March 6th 2019 (midnight) as there are limited spots.

Team SWA

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SWA collaborates with FICCI-FRAMES for ‘Frame Your Idea’ 2019

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A unique platform to pitch your scripts and stories directly to movie producers! 

The 4th edition of ‘Frame Your Idea’, a pitching platform by FICCI-FRAMES for content producers to meet content creators; is scheduled to be organised in association with SWA on the sideline of the 20th edition of FICCI-FRAMES, on March 12-14, 2019.

Frame Your Idea, has in attendance the top studios, broadcasters, producers who would have their content teams looking for that next big idea they would want to grab, develop and put out there. The program aims to provide, a unique opportunity to creative minds to pitch their ideas, stories or scripts to leading content producers. For the content producers, FYI endeavours to provide an environment to find fresh creative works and minds, that may typically not be able to reach them.

An FYI participant gets a minimum of 4 slots to pitch, according to the submitted panelist preference on FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.

To register fill in the Online Form at: http://payment.ficci.com/fyi_2019/fyi-register.html

SPECIAL DISCOUNT SWA Members!

(Register using your valid SWA Membership number and get 30 % off on the participation fees) 

Participant Fees for Non-Members: INR 5,000/- + GST (For packs of ‘4 Meetings)                              Participation Fees for SWA Members: INR 3,500/- + GST (For packs of ‘4 Meetings’)

Confirmed Production Houses at Frame Your Idea 2019: 

Feature Film

  1. Aamir Khan Productions
  2. Balaji Telefilms Ltd
  3. Bioscopewala Pictures
  4. Bling Entertainment Solutions Pvt.Ltd.
  5. Ellipsis Entertainment Media LLP
  6. Dharma Productions
  7. Drishyam Films Private Limited
  8. Elephant Studios LLP
  9. Fox Star Studios
  10. India Stories Media and Entertainment Pvt limited
  11. Jio
  12. Kabir Khan Films Pvt. Ltd.
  13. Kross Pictures
  14. Mumtaz Saba Productions
  15. Parin Multimedia Pvt. Ltd
  16. Rajkumar Hirani Films Pvt Ltd
  17. Rajshri Productions P Ltd
  18. Roy Kapur Films
  19. RSVP
  20. Shemaroo Entertainment
  21. Shakuntalam Telefilms
  22. Sikhya Entertainment
  23. SPE Films India Pvt. Ltd.
  24. Times Studio
  25. Viacom18 Motion pictures
  26. Zee Studios

Animation + Kids

  1. Bioscopewala Pictures
  2. Bling Entertainment Solutions Pvt.Ltd.
  3. Fused Bulb
  4. Disney
  5. Green Gold Animation Pvt Ltd
  6. Le Mantastic
  7. RSVP
  8. Shemaroo Entertainment
  9. Sikhya Entertainment
  10. Turner International
  11. Whacked Out Media Pvt Ltd 

Digital + Web Series

  1. Bioscopewala Pictures
  2. Bling Entertainment Solutions Pvt.Ltd.
  3. Colors Cineplex
  4. Dharmatic Entertainment Pvt. Ltd
  5. Ellipsis Entertainment Media LLP
  6. Filmkaravan
  7. Fused Bulb
  8. Eros Now
  9. Jio
  10. Mumtaz Saba Productions
  11. Parin Multimedia Pvt. Ltd
  12. RAJKUMAR HIRANI FILMS PVT LTD
  13. Rajshri Productions P Ltd
  14. Roy Kapur Films
  15. RSVP
  16. Shakuntalam Telefilms
  17. Shemaroo Entertainment
  18. Sikhya Entertainment
  19. The Story Ink
  20. Times Studio
  21. Viacom18 Motion pictures
  22. Whacked Out Media Pvt Ltd
  23. Zee Studios

TV

  1. Colors Cineplex
  2. Ellipsis Entertainment Media LLP
  3. Guroudev bhalla communication and networks pvt ltd
  4. Mumtaz Saba Productions
  5. Parin Multimedia Pvt. Ltd
  6. Rajshri Productions P Ltd
  7. Shakuntalam Telefilms
  8. Shemaroo Entertainment 
  9. Star TV

Documentary

  1. Bling Entertainment Solutions Pvt.Ltd.
  2. Fused Bulb
  3. RSVP
  4. Shemaroo Entertainment
  5. Sikhya Entertainment

The Screenwriters Association encourages all its members to make use of this one of a kind opportunity to writers to pitch their stories to over 50 production houses, film studios, TV channels and OTT platforms. Don’t forget to register your stories and screenplay with SWA before you pitch them.

All the best!

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DISCLAIMER: It is understood that under no circumstances the Screenwriters Association (SWA) shall assume any responsibility for or obligation or duty with respect to any part or all of the Frame Your Idea program (organised by FICCI-FRAMES), of any nature or kind whatsoever, or any matter or proceedings arising out of or relating thereto. SWA shall not be required to take any action of any kind to collect or protect any interest of its members in relation with Frame Your Idea program (organised by FICCI-FRAMES), and in no event shall SWA be liable to its member or members for any loss of intellectual property, anticipated profits or other consequential, special or indirect loss or damage of any nature arising at any time, whether arising under contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or dispute situation or for any other cause whatsoever. However, SWA members can always approach its Dispute Settlement Committee (DSC) with their grievances, if any, related to Copyright infringement, credits and remuneration. 

SWA partners for ‘The Content Hub – The New Era of Content’

Platforms – both television and OTT ‐ are hungering after content, making this the best time for
content creators ever. But this growing maw brings with it its own challenges. The old model of commissioning and line production by producers without any share of the IP for the latter has been running in the broadcast sector for long now.

In this new era of content creation, newer models are needed. What could these be? What challenges will they bring?

What are the new streams of monetization that content producers and creators and broadcasters and platforms can bank on?

What business models are working in different international markets? Are there any successful new case studies worth talking about?

How are the older producers and creators evolving? Who are the newer producers who are making a mark?

How big is the syndication, licensing and merchandising opportunity? Which geographies?

This and several others are questions we are seeking answers for during the third edition of
Indiantelevision.com’s The Content Hub – The New Era of Content, which is set to be a path breaking get together of the country’s leading content makers, platforms and creators and is intended to sow thought leadership seeds for the new era of content creation.

As a Community Partner for the event, the Screenwriters Association recommends that all writers and lyricists working, or interested in working, for television attend this event.

Event: The Content Hub – The New Era of Content

Date: February 27, 2019 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:00 AM Onwards

Venue: The Lalit Hotel, Mumbai

NOTE:

– To attend, SWA members should RSVP by sending an email to contact@swaindia.org

– Limited Seating, on ‘First Come, First Served’ basis.

– You will need Confirmation Email from SWA to attend the event.

– Entry to only for first 50 RSVPs.

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SWA supports ActFest 2019

SW-19The Screenwriters Association is proud to support India’s first acting festival – ActFest 2019. It is also the world’s first exclusive festival for the actors, by the actors which consists of workshops, panel discussions, lectures and more for aspiring and professional actors and acting enthusiasts.

The festival will be held on February 15 and 16, 2019 in Mumbai, India. With 60 industry speakers, 1500 expected participants and 10 panel discussions; ActFest is organized by Star India, CINTAA (Cine and TV Artistes’ Association) and the 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP), India.

The festival is spread over six different venues of Shree Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM), Vile Parle (W), Mumbai. The venues are Mukesh Patel auditorium, Juhu Jagriti hall, Seminar hall, Santokba hall, Santokba Foyer and Bhaidas Foyer area. All these venues are located at Mithibai and NM Colleges, within walking distance of each other.

Writer-director-editor and SWA’s Honorary General Secretary  Sunil Salgia, screenwriter-television producer and SWA’s ex-General Secretary Zama Habib, screenwriter and ex-EC member Sanjay Chouhan, and writer-director and SWA’s EC member Abhijeet Deshpande will represent SWA for a special panel discussion, during this event. Here are the details: 

Panel Discussion: “Pen to Performance”

Panellists: Sunil Salgia, Zama Habib, Sanjay Chouhan, Abhijeet Deshpande, Naved Aslam, Mayur Puri | Moderator: Amole Gupte

Date: February 15, 2019 Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Venue: Seminar Hall, First Floor, Mithibai College

Know more about ActFest 2019 at the festival website: https://actfest.in/ 


WIN A COMPLIMENTARY PASS TO ACTFEST 2019!

Here’s a chance to win a complimentary pass to ActFest 2019. You just have to:  

Define the relationship between an actor and a screenwriter, in one line. 

Tweet as many responses to @swaindiaorg and tag @act_fest

The most creative responses, picked by SWA’s Events Sub-committee, will be offered a complimentary pass to ActFest 2019. Hurry, limited spots available (open to SWA members and non-members)!