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.


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.


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.


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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