Conversation on ‘Adapting Successful TV Series’ (Thursday, 28th March 2024)

Dear Member,

We are excited to announce an upcoming event that promises to be both informative and engaging for all those passionate about the craft of screenwriting. The event is designed exclusively for SWA members.

In this session, we will delve into the intricacies of adapting successful television series in India, exploring its challenges and understand the creative processes and experiences of our esteemed panelists.

Our distinguished panelists for the event are,

1.         Ghazala Nargis (Mithai on Zee TV)                                                                                        2.         Faizal Akhtar (Kathaa Ankahee on Sony)                                                                    3.         Vishal Watwani (Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin on Star Plus)                                            4.         Lakshmi Jayakumar (Kulfi Kumar Bajewala on Star Plus)

Satyam Tripathy, Vice President of SWA and esteemed screenwriter will moderate the session, bringing his knowledge and experience to enrich our understanding of the adaptation process.

Event details:

Date: 28th March 2024 (Thursday)

Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Veda Kunba Theatre,

CINTAA Tower,

Near Kokilaben Hospital,

Four Bungalows, Andheri West,

Mumbai- 400053

 

Event Highlights:

1. This event is free of charge and open to all SWA members.

2. Seating is limited and available on a ‘First Come, First Served’ basis.

3. Don’t forget to bring your valid SWA Membership Card/e-Card for entry.

4. Complimentary tea and snacks will be provided at 5 pm. We encourage our members to intermingle during this period before the event begins.

 

You can also catch the session live on our official YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@ScreenwritersAssociation/streams.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain inspiration, learn new techniques, and meet your fellow members of the SWA community.


Mark your calendars, set your alarms, and make sure to secure your spot for what promises to be an unforgettable event!

 

Warm Regards,

 

Zaman Habib

General Secretary

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SWA Awards 2024

SWA AWARDS 2024

The Only Awards For Screenwriters and Lyricists!

The Screenwriters Association Awards ceremony, dubbed “SWA Awards,” was launched in 2020 as part of the association’s Diamond Jubilee Year. It is India’s first and only award for screenwriters and lyricists of Hindi Films, TV Serials/Shows and Web Series. The awards in the various categories are decided by a jury comprised of eminent screenwriters and lyricists from various mediums of the entertainment industry. These awards are by the screenwriters, for the screenwriters.

Objective

A major goal of the event is to recognize and celebrate the best screenwriting of the year in various categories. It also aims to introduce the entertainment industry to the best writers and lyricists, and bring the best of writing content to producers and broadcasters.   Rather than ticket box office, TRP, total income, or popularity, the most successful writing is determined by the quality of the writing art (content and craft).

Award Categories

SWA Awards are given in several categories in different mediums of script writing. They are as follows:

FEATURE FILMS

  1. Best Story
  2. Best Screenplay
  3. Best Dialogue
  4. Best Story (Debut)
  5. Best Screenplay (Debut)
  6. Best Dialogue (Debut)

TV SERIES/SHOWS

  1. Best Story
  2. Best Screenplay
  3. Best Dialogue

OTT WEB SERIES

This category is further divided into sub-categories as per below:

  1. Web Series – Originals
  2. Web Series – Adaptation (Any published book/play/novel)
  3. Web Series- Adaptation (Remake)

In all 3 sub-categories, separate Awards are presented for Best Story, Best Screenplay, and Best Dialogue.

LYRICS

  1. Best Lyrics – For Film, and
  2. Best Lyrics – For TV Serial & Web Series

Songs from both TV Serials and Web Series are included in this category and the best lyrics award are given to any one song from all the songs included.

About SWA:

Screenwriters Association is a trade union for screenwriters and lyricists working for feature films, Television shows & Web series. Any individual who desires to become a writer or lyricist for films, Television or digital media can become a member of SWA.

SWA Awards Rules and Regulations

Membership of SWA is not a criterion for the participating Writer/Lyricist

No fee of any kind is to be paid for this. (No fees will be charged by SWA for nomination)

Nomination Eligibility:

In all the following circumstances, the writer will NOT be permitted to file a nomination.

If the writer files a nomination and is found to be in the list of exclusions, the nomination will be automatically discarded –

  1. Dubbed films, short films or films of less than 70 minutes’ duration will not be included in this award process.
  2. Authors of programs aired on DTH platforms like Tata Sky, Airtel, Videocon will be considered ineligible for submission of nominations.
  3. Writers – Lyricists of any non-fiction Films, Serials, Series are not eligible for nomination.
  4. Writers-lyricists of Children’s Films/TV Serials/Web Series too are not eligible to submit their nomination for this award.
  5. Non-Hindi language songs from a Hindi film, TV Serial or Web Series will not be considered eligible for entry for the awards. Similarly, Hindi songs from a non-Hindi film, TV Serial or Web Series will also not be eligible for nomination.
  6. If a writer has been found guilty in any case relating to sexual harassment or is undergoing a trial against him, then that person will not be qualified to file a nomination
  7. If there is an ongoing or proven case of copyright infringement or script piracy (at SWA’s DSC or any court) and the author knowingly hides this information, the entry of that author, writing team, or lyricist will be immediately disqualified.
  8. No song will be considered eligible for this award unless it has been featured in a film, television series, or web series.

Terms and Conditions (Nomination Procedure):

  1. All genres of TV Shows, Web Series and Lyrics are welcome to file for a nomination
  2. Please submit separate entries for more than one category and/or for more than one TV Serial, Web Series and Songs.
  3. Any writer who has written for all three categories of story, screenplay, and dialogue in a film, television series, or web series is eligible to nominate themselves for all three in separate categories.
  4. If the entire script or story, screenplay, dialogues, and lyrics are written by more than one writer, any one writer can fill in the entry on behalf of the team, nevertheless all the writers on that team will be eligible for the awards.
  5. If multiple writers are working on the same TV serial/web series, they can individually submit two consecutive episodes for which they have been credited.
  6. Only the author can submit the entry form. No one else can do this on his/her behalf. However, in the event of death, their relatives can submit the entry for the award along with the death certificate, which will have to be submitted.
  7. Submission of entry is not required for the story, screenplay and dialogue of feature films. All Hindi films, which have been released either in cinemas in India or on any OTT platform in India during the period from January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023, are automatically included in the SWA list. The film will not be considered eligible for submission if it has been screened only at an Indian or international film festival.
  8. The list of all the films being considered for the Film Awards will be published on the SWA website. If any writer feels that her/his particular film (released in the year 2023) is not on the list, the writer can communicate with the awards committee at awards@swaindia.org
  9. To file a nomination for Lyrics of a song from a released  movie, the lyricist has to fill in the entry himself, and while filling out the entry, the link to the song as well as the pdf of the lyrics have to be uploaded.
  10. For TV shows and web series, episode length should not be less than 20 minutes.
  11. For the story category of the TV serial, the broad story of the serial has to be submitted, which should be about 5 to 10 pages. Its font size should be 12 and it has to be uploaded in PDF format at the time of filling out the Nomination form. OR include links to five consecutive episodes of their choice along with a password (if your links require a password).
  12. Nomination forms from the writers of TV serial and Web Series should include links to two consecutive episodes of their choice for the screenplay and dialogue category, along with a password (if your links require a password).
  13. The PDF of the lyrics of the song has to be uploaded along with the nomination form. The name of the film, TV serial or web series has to be mentioned along with it. Please upload written lyric/s in PDF format along with the form. Please mention the name of the Film, TV Serial or Web Series it featured in.
  14. If you are unable to upload the documents online, please submit the hard copy of the Song or kindly submit it on a pen drive at SWA office
  15. Authors of a film or web series released on YouTube can also submit their entry for the award if the production company producing the film or web series is a member of any one of the four producer associations based in Mumbai and the producer has signed a contract with the author.
  16. In the case of a sequel, the writers of the sequel are not required to get permission from the writers of the first season before submission. However, on winning, the names of the writers of Season 1 will be announced along with those of Season 2 writers.
  17. Only those writers/lyricists who have a writing credit on screen are eligible for submission. However, you are not eligible for submission if your name has appeared under the heads of Associate Writer, Script Consultant, or Script Head.
  18. Even if the producer and/or channel forbid him, the author may still submit his entry because the SWA will not screen the aforementioned TV series/web series on any other media or platform. The permission of the manufacturer or the channel is thus not necessary.
  19. The script and/or song of the nominated film, TV serial, web series, and/or song should not be pending or proved to be copyright infringement or script theft in the DSC of SWA or any other trade union or in a court of law.

Click here to submit your entry for Television category.

Click here to submit your entry for Web Series category.

Click here to submit your entry for Lyrics category.

Submission deadline: April 5th, 2024 (Midnight)

NOTE:

SWA may make changes to its guidelines and conditions at any time, which will be communicated to the members through its website. Any dispute relating to the award will be settled in the courts of Mumbai.

Please read the rules and regulations thoroughly before filing your nomination.

Members of the SWA Executive Committee may also submit their entries.

SWA AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT__

 

SWA SCRIPT LAB & PITCH FEST 2024

ABOUT SWA SCRIPT LAB & PITCH FEST 2024

  1. The Screenwriters Association of India (SWA) is an association of screenwriters and lyricists. It is our continuous effort to encourage and educate emerging writers and help them to improve their craft.
  2. As a part of this endeavour, SWA conducted its first Script Lab in 2022 for feature film scripts and the Script Lab 2023 for web series scripts.
  3. To add to this, twenty five (25) scripts submitted by participants were selected for the Pitch Fest in which each one of them got a chance to pitch their scripts of films to as many as twenty (20) producers, studio executives, and talent agencies from the industry in the first edition and twenty five (25) scripts submitted by participants were selected to pitch their scripts of web series to forty (40) producers, studio executives, and talent agencies during the second edition.
  4. Following the phenomenal success of the first two, SWA now announces the third edition of both events, this time for Feature Film.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

In order to apply to SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest 2024, it is mandatory to abide by the following terms and conditions.

CLICK TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY.

PROCESS:

  1. At SWA Script Lab 2024, screenwriters will be encouraged to submit their Feature Film Script (Synopsis and screenplay). Up to six (6) finalists (subject to change at the absolute discretion of SWA) will be shortlisted after two rounds of selection (details below) for one-on-one feedback sessions with our mentors. Our endeavour with the Script Lab is to help the participant screenwriters understand the scope of improvement in their own script/writing with these sessions, while also presenting them an opportunity to connect with these mentors.
  2. At SWA Pitch Fest 2024, up to twenty-five (25) finalists (subject to change at the absolute discretion of SWA) will get an opportunity to pitch their Feature Films to producers, studios and agents during an exclusive event organized by SWA. Once selected for the Pitch Fest, the finalists will also receive a workshop to help them prepare for the event. Our endeavour with the Pitch Fest is to help the participant screenwriters connect with industry professionals.
  3. Only those entries that have been applied for Script Lab 2024 will be eligible for consideration for Pitch Fest 2024.
  4. Any scripts that have been either (i) finalist of previous Script Lab(s), or (ii) finalist of previous Pitch Fest(s) shall not be eligible to be submitted to SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest 2024.
  5. Subject to above, Script(s) submitted during previous editions of Script Lab and/or Pitch Fest may be submitted upon fulfilling the terms and conditions, and the submission requirement prescribed hereinbelow for SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest 2024.
  6. A script authored by more than one author, subject to a maximum of three (3) shall be allowed, however, only the authors who have been declared by the participant during submission of their respective entry(ies) applied for participation in the SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest 2024, in the manner provided below, shall be entitled to attend the events.

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. The participant must be an Indian citizen OR an NRI.
  2. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age on the date of application.
  3. Scripts of only Feature Films shall be considered for evaluation. No web series or short film script will be eligible for the contest. Also, anthology films will not be eligible.
  4. For a film to be eligible for consideration, it must be minimum 70 minutes in length. The details of submission requirements are given below.
  5. ALL SWA members as well as non-members are welcome to apply.
  6. Only scripts registered with a valid authority, such as SWA, WGA, or Copyright Office will be eligible for submission.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

STAGE 1: Your application must include the following in English or Hindi. (In case you write in any other language, kindly translate your work to English or Hindi before submission.) The last date to submit is 5th February, 2024. All submissions should be made online through the Google Form link mentioned below only.

  1. The following in a single PDF document:
    • A Logline, in not more than 40 words.
    • A synopsis, in not more than 2500 words, registered with a valid authority, such as SWA, WGA, or Copyright Office.
  2. Writer’s Statement, in not more than 600 words (a brief note about your project and your vision for the project).
  3. A short bio about you and the co-writer/s, if any, in not more than 150 words per writer. (Note that only up to three (3) writers per project are eligible to participate regardless of how many writers have worked on the project).
  4. An undertaking by the participant (CLICK to download), agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Script Lab and the Pitch Fest. At the time of making your submission, we will share a copy of the undertaking with you that you will be required to sign and send a scanned copy back to us.
  5. Apart from these documents, you also need to submit the first ten pages of your screenplay (with dialogue) based on the following specifications:
    • Fully formatted PDF document, registered with any valid authority such as SWA, WGA, or the Copyright Office.
    • The script must be typed out. Handwritten and/or scanned scripts will be ineligible.
    • The submission must be in Courier Font, Size 12 (formatted as per industry standards.)
    • DO NOT submit your full-length screenplay at this stage. Only the first ten pages of the screenplay need to be submitted.

Important: For the sake of anonymity, none of your documents, except the bio, should bear your name or any other personal information. Each page of all your documents must only bear the registration number (reference number/transaction id in case of SWA) in the footer, along with the date of registration. Any entry with a document mentioning the name or identity of the author shall be rejected, without any requirement of any intimation to the participant.

Here’s how to do it.

  1. Get your synopsis and first ten pages of the script registered separately.
  2. Note down the transaction ID/reference number from the registration certificates.
  3. Make new PDFs of your synopsis and first ten pages of script mentioning the respective transaction ID/reference number and the date of registration in the footer only.
  4. Make sure that these two documents do not bear your name anywhere before submitting.
  5. Visit the Google form and submit your entry.

STAGE 2: If you are shortlisted for this stage, you will be informed of the same latest by 20th March 2024. You will then be required to submit the following documents by 6th May 2024.

  1. Your screenplay (with dialogue). It can be anywhere between 70 and 130 pages in length (formatted as per industry standards).

Note:

Do not submit any other document such as your research work for the script, casting preferences etc. Make your submission strictly as per the requirements mentioned above.

  • To register yourself as an SWA member please write to us at contact@swaindia.org or visit www.swaindia.org

OTHER IMPORTANT CRITERIA:

  1. If you have an ongoing case at SWA’s Dispute Settlement Committee or any other authority including the Court of Law regarding copyright infringement claims on a script, you will not be eligible to participate with that particular script.
  2. Multiple entries are allowed, given that each entry is submitted using a separate form and fee.
  3. Scripts in all genres will be eligible.
  4. If you have submitted your entry to any other script lab that legally forbids you to submit the script to any other competition or lab, please do not apply with that script.
  5. We expect a large number of submissions and hence will not be in a position to give any reason for the non-selection of an entry.
  6. Allocation of mentors will be at the sole discretion of SWA and the participant shall not be entitled to object to such allocation at any stage.
  7. There will be no cash prize.
  8. Failure to submit the full script after selection, or failure to attend the Script Lab/ Pitch Fest after being adjudged among the winning scripts may result in barring the participant from the next three editions of SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest, unless the Participant has a valid reason, and has officially been excused (in writing) by SWA in its sole discretion, well in advance.
  9. The six (6) finalists of the Script Lab must ensure that in case their script is produced for the screen in any form, SWA will receive due credit as “Script Mentored at SWA Script Lab 2024”. This credit will be accompanied with the SWA logo, on a best-effort basis. The Participant agrees and undertakes that he/she shall, in the event he/she is declared a finalist of the Script Lab, sign the contract with the producers capturing this term.
  10. The twenty-five (25) finalists of the Pitch Fest must ensure that in case their script is produced for the screen in any form, SWA will receive due credit as “Script Selected at SWA Pitch Fest 2024”. This credit will be accompanied with the SWA logo, on a best effort basis. The Participant agrees and undertakes that he/she shall, in the event he/she is declared a finalist of the Pitch Fest, sign the contract with the producers capturing this term.

IMPORTANT TIMELINES:

  1. Last Date for Submission: 11:59 PM IST, 05th February 2024.
  2. Declaration of shortlisted entries: 20th March 2024.
  3. Last Date of Submission for the Final Round: 06th May 2024.
  4. Script Lab mentorship program commencement: July/August 2024.
  5. Pitch Fest: July/August 2024.

The deadlines may be changed at the sole discretion of SWA, without any prior notice, by publishing the same on SWA website.

SUBMISSION ENTRY FEE:

INR 1000/- inclusive of GST for applications submitted on or before 05th February 2024, 11:59 PM IST.

Click here to submit your entry

PARTICIPANTS’ REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, UNDERTAKINGS & INDEMNITY(IES)

  1. The Participant represents and affirms that the Participant is at least 18 years of age as of the date of submitting the Submission and has read and understood the entire content of the terms and accepts the same. The Participant is fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set out herein, and to abide by and comply with the same.
  2. The Participant represents and undertakes that works forming part of the Submission are submitted to the Script Lab and the Pitch Fest, and is original and does not violate any statutory rights, common law rights, third party rights, title or interest, including but not limited to intellectual property rights including copyright, proprietary rights, or any other rights of any person or entity.
  3. The Participant represents and undertakes that the Submission has been submitted for the Script Lab and Pitch Fest on a voluntary and confidential basis.
  4. The Participant represents and undertakes that the Submission does not contain any confidential information and/or personal data relating to any third party.
  5. The Participant agrees and confirms that SWA and/or the organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest receive numerous entries from different participants during Script Lab and Pitch Fest and other events that SWA may organize. Further, the organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest being creators themselves, professionally create several literary and dramatic works. These materials are independently made without referring to the Submission (“Independent Materials”). These Independent Materials may have incidental/generic or idea-level similarities with the Submission. Such similarities shall not obligate SWA and/or the organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest to the Participant in any manner whatsoever, provided, SWA and/or the organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest have independently developed or legally obtained/accessed the same either from any third party heretofore or hereafter autonomously or exclusively from sources other than the Participant. Further, if the Submission or part thereof is in the public domain and/or does not constitute protectable property and/or is not original, the Participant shall not have any claim whatsoever if SWA and/or the organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest are associated with a similar subject material at any time.
  6. Nothing contained herein or otherwise, imposes an obligation on SWA, to accept or utilize the Submission or part thereof and SWA reserves the right to accept or reject the Submission or part thereof at its sole discretion.
  7. Submitting the Submission and/or participation in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest does not entitle the Participant to receive any compensation, whether monetary or otherwise, from SWA.
  8. I understand that SWA shall be conducting the Script Lab & Pitch Fest, and shall, on best-effort-basis, endeavour to ensure:
  • All prospective producer(s)/studio(s)/platform(s) sign a non-disclosure agreement and maintain the confidentiality of Submission(s) made to them during Script Lab and Pitch Fest.
  • All Submission(s), whenever shared with a mentor and/or evaluator and/or reader by SWA, shall be under an obligation of confidentiality. Further, SWA staff and/or organizers of Script Lab and Pitch Fest shall ensure to maintain confidentiality of all Submission(s).
  • SWA organizes the Script Lab and Pitch Fest in a manner as to benefit the participants, in best possible way, from the opportunity of receiving mentorship for the betterment of their craft and the opportunity to pitch their work to prospective producer(s), studio(s), platform(s), etc.
  1. The Participant represents and undertakes that the Submission is not in violation of any applicable laws and the Participant shall ensure full compliance with applicable laws and regulations throughout the process of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest.
  2. The Participant has complete authority and right to submit the Submission for the Script Lab and Pitch Fest as per the Terms, is not under any disability preventing the Participant from participating in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest or submitting the Submission, and is not bound by any other agreement (whether executed prior to or during the participation in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest) which adversely affects the Participant’s participation in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest or is contrary to the terms and conditions herein. The Participant has not granted any right, title or interest in the Submission or any part thereof, to any third party and the Submission is free of any charges, liens, or other encumbrances.
  3. By participating in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, the Participant agrees and confirms that in the event the Participant has co-authored the Submission with any other writer(s), such co-author(s) shall also be equally bound by all the Terms contained herein. The Participant declares that he/she agrees and undertakes to seek necessary consent and undertaking(s) from his/her co-author(s) of the submissions, which in no manner shall be on less rigorous terms as stated herein.
  4. The Participant represents and undertakes that the Participant has not submitted the Submission to any other script lab or screenwriting competition which forbids the submission of the Submission to the Script Lab and Pitch Fest or any other script lab or screenwriting competition. Further, Participant expressly declared that the Submissions to the Script Lab and Pitch Fest are not presently under consideration by any third party for production and/or development.
  5. The Participant shall not behave in such a manner as to prejudice the reputation of SWA or restrict/prevent the successful completion of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest.
  6. The Participant agrees and confirms that the Participant does not have any ongoing dispute pertaining to the Submission with the Dispute Settlement Committee (DSC) of SWA or before any other statutory, administrative, judicial or quasi-judicial authority, including any action, claim or proceedings pertaining to the Submission before any court of law. The Participant agrees and accepts that the Participant shall not be eligible to participate in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest with the Submission in such case.
  7. The Participant agrees and confirms that the Submission or any part thereof does not violate the statutory rights of, or the right of privacy, or constitute a libel or slander against any person, firm, corporation, association or entity whatsoever, or violate any other rights not herein specifically enumerated. The Participant further represents and confirms that the Submission or any part thereof is not defamatory or constitute contempt of court or breach of contract, or breach of any provision of statute, nor hurt the sentiments of religious groups.
  8. By participating in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, the Participant takes full responsibility of the pitching done to the Prospective Producer and fully releases SWA of any liability or claim in relation to the use of their work or any such partly similar idea or material or portion of the work, by the Prospective Producer, or any third party, in any of their future projects.
  9. By participating in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, the Participant agrees to share the complete work with the Prospective Producer in their sole discretion and will be free to approach the Prospective Producer independently, without any recourse to SWA with the work, after the completion of the Script Lab & Pitch Fest. SWA shall not assume any liability and/or responsibility in this regard.
  10. Upon selection, the Participant agrees to take care of all travel, boarding or lodging costs to attend the Script Lab & Pitch Fest. SWA shall not bear any such costs.
  11. The Participant agrees to pitch only the script/s shortlisted during the process of Script Lab and shall not make any alternate pitch whatsoever, even if Prospective Producer insists. For sake of clarity, Participant may pitch alternate script(s) independently to Prospective Producer(s) after the completion of Script Lab and/or Pitch Fest.
  12. The Participant agrees and undertakes to follow and comply with all rules/regulations/terms of the respective event and to also strictly adhere to any and all instructions of the Script Lab/Pitch Fest officials/organizers, at all times.
  13. The Participant agrees that the meeting with the Prospective Producer(s) will be subject to such Prospective Producer(s) availability & time constraint.
  14. The Participant agrees and undertakes to sign the ‘Standard Release Form’ with all the relevant documents including synopsis before pitching the script to the Prospective Producer(s) during the Pitch Fest.
  15. By participating in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, the Participant agrees to release and hold harmless SWA, as well as its employees, representatives, committee members, organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, mentors and panel of evaluators of the Submission (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions arising out of participation in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest.
  16. By participating, in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, the Participant agrees to irrevocably grant to SWA, its employees, representatives, committee members, organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest as well as mentors and panel of evaluators of the Submission, the right to use the Participant’s name, likeness, image, photograph, voice, performance, signature, and/or biographical data, in any media, manner, technology or content delivery mechanism now known or hereinafter devised, for any purpose, including, without limitation, in connection with the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, its administration, judging and evaluating the Submission, advertising and/or publicity of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, without the necessity of further consent or additional consideration.
  17. SWA reserves the sole right to refuse evaluation and/or selection of the Submission in the event of a Participant’s fraud, dishonesty or non-entitlement to participate as may be determined by SWA in its sole discretion in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest under these Terms.
  18. SWA and/or its committee members, employees, representatives and the organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest shall not be responsible for any loss of the Submission due to any technical problems for such Submissions received after the deadline for any reason whatsoever including but not limited to as a consequence of computer service delays, interruptions, electronic failures or overloads, or for lost, misdirected or misplaced Submission. SWA reserves the right to its sole discretion to change the platform and /or the mechanism or deadline of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest and/or to cease acceptance of Submission, in any manner it may deem fit and necessary. The Submission shall be deemed void if unreadable, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, tampered with, falsified, mechanically reproduced, not in prescribed format, irregular in any way or otherwise not in compliance with these Terms. SWA and/or its committee members, employees, representatives and the organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest shall not be responsible for any lost, late or misdirected computer transmission or network, electronic failures of any kind or any failure to receive the Submission owing to transmission failures or due to any technical reasons.
  19. By participating in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, each Participant agrees to follow these Terms and is deemed bound by any decisions made by SWA in its sole discretion, including any interpretations of the Terms.
  20. The Participant agrees and expressly consents that the information provided by the Participant including any personal identifiable information shall be stored in digitized format, and processed, transferred or disseminated and may be used by SWA for internal purposes and to send in the future to the Participant any promotional information pertaining to the future activities undertaken by SWA. In the event the Participant wishes not to receive such future communications, the Participant can opt-out of the same by writing to SWA on the same email ID from which he/she receives such promotional information.
  21. SWA shall keep all the personal data collected from the Participant confidential. SWA shall ensure that the Participant is contacted by SWA directly and SWA shall not share the Participant’s personal data so collected, with any party, save and except for the purpose of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest and/or dissemination of promotional materials. The Participant hereby expressly consents to the collection, storage, use, disclosure, transfer, of the Participant’s personal data which may be collected by SWA for the purposes of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest. The Participant hereby agrees and acknowledges that the collection, storage, use, disclosure, transfer, of Participant’s personal data by SWA is for a lawful purpose and is necessary for facilitating the Participant’s participation in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest and/or for communication of future events undertaken by SWA.
  22. SWA reserves its right to amend (add, delete or modify) the Terms governing the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, prospectively or retrospectively, at its sole discretion and without any prior notice.
  23. SWA reserves the right to disqualify any Participant if it has reasonable grounds to believe that the Participant has breached any of these Terms, as may be determined by SWA in its sole discretion, without requiring to provide any such reasons to the Participant.
  24. Under no circumstance(s), shall SWA and/or its employees, organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest as well as mentors and panel of evaluators of the Submission be liable to the Participant and/or any third party for any lost profits or lost opportunity, indirect, special, consequential, incidental, exemplary, remote or punitive damages whatsoever. Without prejudice to the aforesaid, SWA’s aggregate liability for any claim(s) or series of claim(s), arising whether out of contract, law, tort or otherwise, in connection with the Script Lab and Pitch Fest shall be limited to INR 1,000/- only. The Participant specifically waives any right to seek injunctive relief against SWA as well as its office bearers, employees, representatives, committee members, organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, mentors and panel of evaluators of the Submission to the maximum extent permitted by law.
  25. SWA reserves the right to withdraw or discontinue and/or terminate the Script Lab and Pitch Fest at any stage without prior notice and without any liability whatsoever to the Participant.
  26. Your participation in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest by way of submitting the Submission will be deemed as an acceptance of the Terms herein.
  27. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to create a partnership, joint venture, agency, or an employer-employee relationship between the Participant and SWA.
  28. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, as well as these Terms or their subject matter, validity, termination or enforceability (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Indian law and the competent courts in Mumbai, Maharashtra shall have the exclusive jurisdiction.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

  1. I am not a member of SWA. Can I participate in SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest?
  • Ans. Yes, you can.
  1. My SWA membership has expired. Can I apply for the Script Lab and Pitch Fest?
  • Ans. Yes, you can.
  1. My script has an ongoing case under SWA’s Dispute Settlement Committee or any Court of Law. Will I be eligible to participate?
  • Ans. In case you have an ongoing case at SWA’s DSC or any Court of Law for a copyright infringement claim, you will not be eligible to participate with that particular script/impugned Script. However, if you wish to participate with any other script, you are welcome to apply.
  1. Can I submit multiple entries?
  • Ans. Yes, you may submit multiple entries but you will have to submit a separate form and fee for each entry. However, we encourage you to submit your best work according to you.
  1. Will my script be produced by SWA after selection?
  • Ans. No. SWA is a trade union for screenwriters & lyricists and SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest is an initiative to help writers. Production of films in any form is not a part of this initiative.
  1. Do I need to submit references or recommendations by people from the Industry?
  • Ans. No. The selection is based strictly and solely on the quality of the script, as may be determined by the evaluators appointed by SWA only.
  1. Is the Script Lab and Pitch Fest genre-specific?
  • Ans. SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest is open to all genres. The finalists will be selected irrespective of genre.
  1. Can I submit my script for a web series, short film, TV series or any other format?
  • Ans. No. SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest 2024 is exclusively for Feature Films. Scripts for any other format will not be accepted.
  1. Can I submit my script in any other regional language?
  • Ans. No. The scripts must be written in English or Hindi. In case your script is in any other language, please translate them to English or Hindi before submission.
  1. How will I be intimated about my selection?
  • Ans. Whether your script is selected or not, you will be intimated about the same. All communication concerning SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest 2024 will be done through email.
  1. Is a project written by multiple writers eligible for submission?
  • Ans. Yes. A project written by multiple writers can be entered. However, only up to three writers per project will be eligible to attend the Script Lab and Pitch Fest on selection.
  1. Can I submit a script that has been previously submitted to other Script Labs or Pitch Fests?
  • Ans. Yes, you can, unless the respective lab(s)/fest(s) you have submitted your script to, forbid you to do so.
  1. Can the director of my project attend the Script Lab?
  • Ans. No. The Script Lab is designed only for screenwriters. Directors can participate only if they are one of the writers.
  1. Can I apply if my project is based on a real-life personality?
  • Ans. Yes, you can. However, you must have the written consent/relevant agreement of the person and/or family in case of a biopic.
  1. What if my project is based on a novel/short story/play? Can I still apply?
  • Ans. Yes, provided you have the written consent/relevant agreement of the copyright owner in case of a book adaptation.
  1. If my project is a remake of an existing IP; will I be eligible to apply?
  • Ans. Yes, provided you have the written legal consent/relevant agreement of the copyright owner of the original script.
  1. Will I receive any notes with reasons for my non-selection?
  • Ans. Sorry. We won’t be able to send reasons for non-selection as we are expecting a large number of entries.
  1. When will the Script Lab and Pitch Fest take place?
  • Ans. The Script Lab will be conducted in July 2024. The Pitch Fest will be conducted in July/August 2024. The exact dates will be intimated to the finalists.
  1. If I am one of the finalists, do I get to choose my mentor?
  • Ans. The allocation of the mentors for each finalist will be done at the sole discretion of SWA.
  1. Will there be any prize money on the final selection?
  • Ans. No. There is no cash prize.
  1. Will there be any penalty for non-submission upon selection or non-attendance of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest?
  • Ans. If one fails to submit the script after selection or fails to attend SWA Script Lab or Pitch Fest, he/she may be liable to be barred from the next five Script Labs and Pitch Fests.
  1. Can I pitch or sell my script to producers/production houses while my project is selected for SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest?
  • Ans. Yes, the work on the project, including rewrites, pitching, sale, pre-production, etc. can continue as scheduled.

In case you have any query that is not already covered in the above FAQs, please feel free to write to us at event@swaindia.org.

SWA Awards 2022 Winners Roundtable on January 27th, 2023

 The ‘SWA Awards 2022 Winners Roundtable’ is scheduled to take place at the Celebration Sports Club, Lokhandwala, Andheri West.

 Winners from different categories across Feature Films, Television, Web Series and Lyrics will talk about their writing process, journey and experiences. There will be 5 sessions throughout the day.

Date: 27th of January 2023

Venue: Celebration Sports Club, Lokhandwala, Andheri West. 

Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Lunch & Tea Included)

SWA members with valid memberships are invited to attend the event absolutely free of cost. In consideration to the limited seating, the admission is strictly by pre-registration only.

Please email us on event@swaindia.org to register yourself. The seats will be allotted on first come basis only.

The itinerary of the event is as follows:

  Web Series (Original) Roundtable: 10 am to 11:15 am

  • Nikhil Gonsalves, Anushka Mehrotra, Yash Chhetija (“Mumbai Diaries 26/11”)
  • Harman Wadala, Sandeep Jain (“Tabbar”)
  • Moderator: Garima Pura

Tea Break: 11:15 to 11:45

Television Roundtable: 11:45 am to 1 pm

  • Jayesh Patil, Sambhav Khetarpal, Aditi Powar (“Wagle Ki Duniya – Nayee Peedhi Naye Kisse”)
  • Usha Dixit (“Punyashlok Ahilyabai”)
  • Moderator: Richa Singh Gautam

Lunch Break: 1 pm to 2 pm

Web Series (Adapted) Roundtable: 2 pm to 3:15 pm

  • Anu Singh Chaudhary, Shailendra Kumar Jha, Navjot Gulati (“Grahan”)
  • Suhani Kanwar, Ruchika Roy (“Dil Bekaraar”)
  • Moderator: Anuraadha Tewari

Tea Break: 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm

Lyrics Roundtable: 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm

  • Shakeel Azmi (Song ‘Mera Aasman Hain Papa’ from “Mera Fauji Calling”)
  • Zaman Habib (Song ‘Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana’ from “Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana”)
  • Moderator: Mayur Puri

Feature Film Roundtable: 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm

  • Renuka Shahane (“Tribhanga”)
  • Seema Pahwa (“Ram Prasad Ki Teehrvi”)
  • Rohan Shankar (“Mimi”)
  • Tushar Paranjpe, Supratik Sen (“Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui”)
  • Moderator: Atika Chohan

Please join us in celebrating screenwriting. We look forward to seeing you.

Warmly

Zaman Habib

Hon. Gen. Sec.

*****

27 जनवरी 2023 को अँधेरी (प) के लोखंडवाला स्थित सेलिब्रेशन स्पोर्ट्स क्लब में SWA अवार्ड 2022 के विजेताओं के साथ (राउंडटेबल) गोलमेज वार्तालाप आयोजित होने जा रहा है। जहाँ फीचर फिल्म, टीवी, वेब सीरीज और गीतों के विजेता लेखकों के साथ बातचीत की जाएगी और लेखन प्रक्रिया, लेखक की यात्रा और उनके अनुभवों को लेकर विस्तार से चर्चा होगी।

समय रहेगा : सुबह 10 बजे से शाम 6 बजे तक  (आगंतुकों के लिए चाय और दोपहर के भोजन की व्यवस्था भी होगी)

इस कार्यक्रम में उन्ही सदस्यों को प्रवेश की अनुमति दी जायेगी, जिनका SWA सदस्यता कार्ड वैध है। सीट की संख्या सीमित है, इसलिए अनुमति पत्र हासिल करने के लिए अपना नाम रजिस्टर कराना होगा।

रजिस्ट्रेशन के लिए event@swaindia.org पर मेल करें, जिनका मेल पहले प्राप्त होगा उनका प्रवेश सुनिश्चित किया जायेगा।

कार्यक्रम की पूरी जानकारी नीचे दी गई है।

वेब श्रृंखला ( ओरिजिनल )  राउंडटेबल : सुबह 10 से 11:15 बजे तक

निखिल गोंसाल्विस, अनुष्का मेहरोत्रा, यश छेतीजा ( “मुंबई डायरीज़ 26/11” )

हरमन वडाला, संदीप जैन ( “तब्बर” )

मॉडरेटर: गरिमा पुरा

चाय के लिए ब्रेक: 11:15 से 11:45

टेलीविजन राउंडटेबल: सुबह 11:45 से दोपहर 1 बजे तक

जयेश पाटिल, संभव खेतरपाल, अदिति पवार ( “वागले की दुनिया – नयी पीढ़ी नये किस्से” )

उषा दीक्षित ( “पुण्यश्लोक अहिल्याबाई” )

मॉडरेटर: ऋचा सिंह गौतम

भोजन के लिए ब्रेक: दोपहर 1 से दोपहर 2 बजे तक

वेब श्रृंखला ( अडैप्टेड ) राउंडटेबल : दोपहर 2 से 3:15 बजे

अनु सिंह चौधरी, शैलेंद्र कुमार झा, नवजोत गुलाटी ( “ग्रहण ” )

सुहानी कंवर, रुचिका रॉय ( “दिल बेकरार” )

मॉडरेटर: अनुराधा तिवारी

चाय के लिए ब्रेक: 3:15 बजे से 3:45 बजे तक

लिरिक्स राउंडटेबल : दोपहर 3:45 से शाम 4:30 बजे तक

शकील आज़मी ( “मेरा फौजी कॉलिंग” से गीत ‘मेरा आसमान है पापा’ )

ज़मा हबीब ( “ज़िन्दगी मेरे घर आना ” से  गीत ‘ज़िन्दगी मेरे घर आना’ )

मॉडरेटर: मयूर पुरी

फीचर फिल्म राउंडटेबल: शाम 4:30 से शाम 5:45 बजे तक

रेणुका शहाणे ( “त्रिभंगा” )

सीमा पाहवा ( “राम प्रसाद की तेरहवीं” )

रोहन शंकर ( “मिमी” )

तुषार परांजपे, सुप्रतीक सेन ( “चंडीगढ़ करे आशिकी” )

मॉडरेटर: अतिका चौहान

कृपया स्क्रीनराइटिंग के इस राउंडटेबल उत्सव में शामिल हो।

सादर

ज़मां हबीब

महासचिव

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5 -DAY SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP BY ANJUM RAJABALI, FEB 15-19, 2023

 

WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL (in association with SWA)

presents

SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP

BY

ANJUM RAJABALI

Guest speakers

Sriram Raghavan (Andhadun, Johny Gaddar),

Alankrita Srivastava (Lipstick Under My Burkha, Made in Heaven)

Mitesh Shah (Tumbbad, The Intern),

Durgesh Singh (Gullak)

Feb 15 to 19, 2023 (Five days)

Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm

Venue: At 5th Veda Auditorium, Whistling Woods International & Online (Hybrid)

 BASIC BRIEF

As is evident, there is a huge boom in the production of storytelling entertainment. By implication, the demand for good writing has skyrocketed.

There are now scores of talented aspiring writers who are keen to enter the field and new writers who want to make their mark in the growing field of screenwriting. It is important that they ground their creativity in a solid understanding of the craft.

This workshop continues to give you that – a substantial introduction to the basics of storytelling and screenwriting.

Here’s what you can expect (sessions are of 90 minutes):

  • An introductory session on STORYTELLING, a session on IDEA, PREMISE, PLOT, two each on CHARACTER, STRUCTURE and SCENE DESIGN & DIALOGUE.
  • A session on WRITING A BIBLE FOR AN OTT SERIES.
  • A session PSYCHOLOGY and the different DEFENCE MECHANISMS that people employ to hide their true feelings.
  • Two sessions on MYTHOLOGY, its conflicted characters, plotting, and what screenwriters can learn from that.
  • Two sessions on Joseph Campbell’s ‘HERO’S JOURNEY’ and on mythic structure and the struggles of the protagonist.
  • Four GUEST SESSIONS – Sriram Raghavan (Andhadhun), Alankrita Shrivastava (Made in Heaven, Lipstick Under My Burkha), Mitesh Shah (Tumbbad, Script Consultant), Durgesh Singh (Gullak).
  • A practice session on how to PITCH YOUR SCRIPTS.
  • A session on WRITERS’ RIGHTS, PROTECTING YOUR WORK, SWA.
  • A final session with SUBHASH GHAI. Of his struggle, of his screenwriting journey, and his comments on the state of cinema today.

Please note that online participants will have ‘watch only’ access, with no live interaction.

To know more, or to register, contact: screenwritingworkshop@whistlingwoods.net +91 77158 35371.

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Rest In Peace Sanjay Chouhan (Vice President SWA) I साथी संजय चौहान को श्रद्धांजलि ( उपाध्यक्ष SWA)

It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the demise of our beloved screenwriter and fellow member, Sanjay Chouhan on 12th January 2023.  He was extremely talented and devoted to his craft, and his contribution to the field of screenwriting and Indian Cinema is invaluable.

 Sanjay’s career was an impressive one and he wrote some of the most acclaimed feature films including Paan Singh Tomar, I am Kalam, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, and Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster. His work was incredibly influential, paving the way for many artists today.

 He joined SWA as an Executive Committee member in the year 2016. He led the way for many initiatives benefiting the members during his tenure and was part of the Welfare Committee from 2016-18. He was the Convener of 5th Indian Screenwriters Conference and served as the Co-Convener during the recently held 6th Indian Screenwriters Conference. He was also serving as the Vice-President of SWA till his last time.

 An inspiring writer and a very warm person whose presence will be missed dearly by all of us in the community especially at the SWA office.

 SWA pays homage to the talented writer and an activist for writer’s rights.

 May he rest in peace and our prayers for his family during this time of sorrow.

Zaman Habib

Hon. Gen. Sec.

 ****

अत्यंत दुख के साथ आपको यह सूचित करना पड़ रहा है कि 12 जनवरी 2023 को कई फिल्मों के लेखक और हमारे स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन की कार्यकारिणी समिति के उपाध्यक्ष संजय चौहान का निधन हो गया।

संजय चौहान ने अपने करियर की शुरुआत पत्रकारिता से की थी। उसके बाद वह फिल्म लेखन के क्षेत्र में आए और ‘पान सिंह तोमर’, ‘आई एम कलाम,’ ‘मैंने गांधी को नहीं मारा’ और ‘साहेब बीवी और गैंगस्टर’ जैसी अर्थपूर्ण फिल्में लिखीं।

संजय 2016 में पहली बार स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन की एक्ज़ेक्यूटिव कमिटी के सदस्य बने और इस वक्त वह कमिटी के उपाध्यक्ष थे। इन वर्षों में वह सतत एसोसिएशन के साथी लेखकों के नाम, दाम और सम्मान के लिए काम करते रहे। 5 वें इंडियन स्क्रीनराइटर्स कॉन्फ्रेंस के संयोजक थे और हाल ही में आयोजित 6 वें इंडियन स्क्रीनराइटर्स कॉन्फ्रेंस के सह संयोजक के तौर उन्होंने अपनी बेहतरीन सेवा दी।

वह बेहद योग्य लेखक थे, लेखक के दायित्व को शिद्दत से समझते थे और बेहद संवेदनशील इंसान थे। उनके असमय निधन से हम लेखक बिरादरी की अपूरणीय क्षति हुई है।

इस दुखद घड़ी में जरूरत है हम सब उनके परिवार के साथ खड़े हों और ईश्वर से प्रार्थना करें कि उन्हें सद्गति मिले।

ज़मां हबीब
मानद महासचिव

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SWA SCRIPT LAB & PITCH FEST 2023

SWA SCRIPT LAB 2023 – TERMS & CONDITIONS

In order to apply to SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest 2023, it is mandatory to abide by these terms and conditions.

ABOUT SWA SCRIPT LAB & PITCH FEST 2023

  1. The Screenwriters Association of India (SWA) is an association of screenwriters and lyricists. It is our continuous effort to encourage and educate emerging writers and help them to improve their craft.
  2. As a part of this endeavour, SWA conducted its first Script Lab in 2022. Six feature length scripts were selected from 601 entries to receive mentorship from professionals reputed for their work in the film industry. Each of the six finalists had one-on-one sessions with four out of six mentors. The mentors who helped the finalists with notes and feedback were Abhishek Choubey, Alankrita Shrivastava, Shakun Batra, Smita Singh, Sudip Sharma, and Vikramaditya Motwane.
  3. To add to this, 25 applicants were selected for a special event in which each one of them got a chance to pitch their films to as many as 20 producers, studio executives, and talent agencies from the industry including YRF, Sony LIV, Zee5, Excel Entertainment, Lionsgate & Roy Kapur Films .
  4. Following the phenomenal success of the Script Lab and the Pitch Fest in 2022, SWA now announces the next edition of both events, this time for Series (for OTT platforms).
  5. At SWA Script Lab 2023, screenwriters will be encouraged to submit their Series (Pitch Deck and Pilot episode screenplay). Up to six (6) finalists (subject to change at the absolute discretion of SWA) will be shortlisted after two rounds of selection (details below) for one-on-one feedback sessions with our mentors. Our endeavour with the Script Lab is to help the writers understand the scope of improvement in their own script/writing with these sessions, while also presenting them an opportunity to connect with these mentors.
  6. At SWA Pitch Fest 2023, up to twenty-five (25) finalists (subject to change at the absolute discretion of SWA) will get an opportunity to pitch their Series to producers, studios and agents during an exclusive event organized by SWA. Once selected for the Pitch Fest, the writers will also receive a workshop to help them prepare for the event. Our endeavour with the Pitch Fest is to help the writers connect with industry professionals.
  7. Only those entries that have been applied for Script Lab 2023 will be eligible for consideration for Pitch Fest 2023.

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. The participant must be an Indian citizen OR an NRI.
  2. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age on the date of application.
  3. Scripts of only Series shall be considered for evaluation. No feature film or short film script will be eligible for the contest. Also, anthology series, where every episode is an independent story, will not be eligible.
  4. For a series to be eligible for consideration, it must have a minimum of five (5) episodes and a maximum of twenty (20). The duration of the episodes can be anywhere between eighteen (18) and sixty (60) minutes. At this stage, however, we do not expect the writer to have written all these episodes. The details of submission requirements are given below.
  5. ALL SWA members and non-members are welcome to apply.
  6. Only scripts registered with a valid authority, such as SWA, WGA, or Copyright Office will be eligible for submission.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

STAGE 1: Your application must include the following in English or Hindi. (In case you write in any other language, kindly translate your work to English or Hindi before submission.) The last date to submit is March 1, 2023. All submissions should be made online through the Google Form link mentioned below.

  1. A brief ‘Pitch Deck’ that must include (in a single PDF document):
    • A series logline in not more than 40 words.
    • A 500-word description of the world in which your story is set. It must include the location, the time, as well as the socio-political and cultural milieu of your story and your connection with / experience of the same, if applicable.
    • Brief character descriptions of the primary characters (not more than eight) in your series along with their character arcs for Season One. Word limit: 200 words per character.
    • A 500-word synopsis of the first season of your series. It must include the beginning, the middle, and the end of the first season.
    • A 500-word synopsis of the pilot episode. It must include the beginning, the middle, and the end of the first episode.
    • A short overview of the second season. Word limit: 300 words.
  2. A short bio about you and the co-writer, if any, in not more than 150 words per writer. (Note that only up to two (2) writers per project can participate regardless of how many writers have worked on the project).
  3. An undertaking by the participant, agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Script Lab and the Pitch Fest. At the time of making your submission, we will share a copy of the undertaking with you that you will be required to sign and send a scanned copy back to us.
  4. Apart from these documents, you also need to submit the first ten pages of your pilot screenplay (with dialogue) based on the following specifications:
    • Fully formatted PDF document, registered with any valid authority such as SWA, WGA, or the Copyright Office.
    • The script must be typed out. Handwritten and/or scanned scripts will be ineligible.
    • The submission must be in Courier Font, Size 12 (formatted as per industry standards.)
    • DO NOT submit your full-length screenplay at this stage. Only the first ten pages of the screenplay need to be submitted.
Important: For the sake of anonymity, none of your documents, except the bio, should bear your name or any other personal information. Each page of all your documents must only bear the registration number in the footer, along with the date of registration.
 
Please make another copy of your documents mentioning the registration number (transaction ID in case of SWA) and the registration date in the footer for uploading.
STAGE 2: If you are shortlisted for this stage, you will be informed of the same latest by 15th April, 2023. You will then be required to submit the following documents by 31st May, 2023.
  1. Your pilot screenplay (with dialogue). It can be anywhere between 18 and 60 pages in length (formatted as per industry standards).
  2. Brief outlines of all episodes of the first season. The season should have a minimum of five and a maximum of twenty episodes. Word limit: 300 words per episode.

Note:

  • Do not submit any other document such as your research work for the script, casting preferences etc. Make your submission strictly as per the requirements mentioned above.
  • You may attach reference pictures, sketches, illustrations to your document, if you think it improves your pitch.
  • To register yourself as an SWA member please write to us at contact@swaindia.org

 OTHER IMPORTANT CRITERIA:

  1. If you have an ongoing case at SWA’s Dispute Settlement Committee or any other authority including the Court of Law regarding copyright infringement claims on a script, you will not be eligible to participate with that particular script.
  2. Multiple entries are allowed, given that each entry is submitted using a separate form and fee.
  3. Scripts in all genres will be eligible.
  4. If you have submitted your entry to any other script lab that legally forbids you to submit the script to any other competition or lab, please do not apply with that script.
  5. We expect a large number of submissions and hence will not be in a position to give any reason for the non-selection of an entry.
  6. Allocation of mentors will be at the discretion of SWA.
  7. There will be no cash prize.
  8. Failure to submit the full script after selection, or failure to attend the Script Lab/ Pitch Fest after being adjudged among the winning scripts may result in barring the participant from the next three editions of SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest, unless the writer has a valid reason, and has officially been excused (in writing) by SWA well in advance.
  9. The six finalists of the Script Lab must ensure that in case their script is produced for the screen in any form, SWA will receive due credit as “Script Mentored at SWA Script Lab 2023”. This credit will be accompanied with the SWA logo. The winner shall sign the contract with the producers capturing this term.
  10. The twenty-five finalists of the Pitch Fest must ensure that in case their script is produced for the screen in any form, SWA will receive due credit as “Script Selected at SWA Pitch Fest 2023”. This credit will be accompanied with the SWA logo. The winner shall sign the contract with the producers capturing this term.

IMPORTANT TIMELINES:

  1. Last Date for Submission: 1st March 2023
  2. Declaration of 30 shortlisted entries: 15th April 2023
  3. Last Date of Submission for the Final Round: 31st May 2023
  4. Script Lab mentorship program commencement: August 2023
  5. Pitch Fest: September 2023

The deadlines may change at the discretion of SWA.

SUBMISSION ENTRY FEE:

INR 1000/- inclusive of GST for applications submitted on or before 1st March 2023, 11:59 PM IST.

Click here to submit your entry

PARTICIPANTS’ REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES & INDEMNITIES

  1. The Participant represents and affirms that the Participant is at least 18 years of age as of the date of submitting the Submission and has read and understood the entire content of the Terms and accepts the same. The Participant is fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set out herein, and to abide by and comply with the same.
  2. The Participant represents and undertakes that works forming part of the Submission are submitted to the Script Lab and Pitch Fest and is original and does not violate any statutory rights, common law rights, third party rights, title or interest, including but not limited to intellectual property rights including copyright, proprietary rights, or any other rights of any person or entity.
  3. The Participant represents and undertakes that the Submission has been submitted for the Script Lab and Pitch Fest on a voluntary and confidential basis.
  4. The Participant represents and undertakes that the Submission does not contain any confidential information relating to any third party.
  5. The Participant agrees and confirms that SWA and/or the organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest receive numerous entries from different participants during Script Lab and Pitch Fest and other events that SWA may organize. Further, the organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest being creators themselves, professionally create several literary and dramatic works. These materials are independently made without referring to the Submission (“Independent Materials”). These Independent Materials may have incidental/generic or idea-level similarities with the Submission. Such similarities shall not obligate SWA and/or the organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest to the Participant in any manner whatsoever. Provided, SWA and/or the organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest have independently developed or legally obtained/accessed the same either from any third party heretofore or hereafter autonomously or exclusively from sources other than the Participant. Further, if the Submission or part thereof is in the public domain and/or does not constitute protectable property and/or is not original, the Participant shall not have any claim if SWA and/or the organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest are associated with a similar subject material at any time.
  6. Nothing contained herein or otherwise, imposes an obligation on SWA, to accept or utilize the Submission or part thereof and SWA reserves the right to accept or reject the Submission or part thereof at its sole discretion.
  7. Submitting the Submission and/or participation in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest does not entitle the Participant to receive any compensation, monetary or otherwise from SWA under any circumstances whatsoever.
  8. The Participant represents and undertakes that the Submission is not in violation of any applicable laws and the Participant shall ensure full compliance with applicable laws and regulations throughout the process of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest.
  9. The Participant has complete authority and right to submit the Submission for the Script Lab and Pitch Fest as per the Terms, is not under any disability preventing the Participant from participating in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest or submitting the Submission, and is not bound by any other agreement (whether executed prior to or during the participation in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest) which adversely affects the Participant’s participation in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest. The Participant has not granted any right, title or interest in the Submission or any part thereof, to any third party and the Submission is free of any charges, liens, or other encumbrances.
  10. By participating in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, the Participant agrees and confirms that in the event the Participant has co-authored the Submission with any other writer(s), such co-author(s) shall also be equally bound by all the Terms contained herein.
  11. The Participant represents and undertakes that the Participant has not submitted the Submission to any other script lab or screenwriting competition which forbids the submission of the Submission to the Script Lab and Pitch Fest or any other script lab or screenwriting competition.
  12. The Participant shall not behave in such a manner as to prejudice the reputation of SWA or restrict/prevent the successful completion of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest.
  13. The Participant agrees and confirms that the Participant does not have any ongoing dispute pertaining to the Submission with the Dispute Settlement Committee (DSC) of SWA or before any other authority, including any action, claim or proceedings pertaining to the Submission before any court of law. The Participant agrees and accepts that if the Participant shall not be eligible to participate in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest with the Submission in such case.
  14. The Participant agrees and confirms that the Submission or any part thereof does not violate the statutory rights of, or the right of privacy, or constitute a libel or slander against any person, firm, corporation, association or entity whatsoever, or violate any other rights not herein specifically enumerated. The Participant further represents and confirms that the Submission or any part thereof is not defamatory or constitute contempt of court or breach of contract, or breach of any provision of statute, nor hurt the sentiments of religious groups.
  15. By participating in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, the Participant takes full responsibility of the pitching done to the prospective producer and fully releases SWA of any liability or claim in relation to the use of their work or any such partly similar idea or material or portion of the work, by the Prospective Producer, or any third party, in any of their future projects.
  16. By participating in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, the participant agrees to share the complete work with the prospective producer on their sole discretion and will be free to approach the Prospective Producer independently with the work, after the completion of the Script Lab & Pitch Fest.
  17. Upon selection, the participant agrees to take care of all travel, boarding or lodging costs to attend the Script Lab & Pitch Fest.
  18. The participant agrees to pitch only the script/s shortlisted during the process of Script Lab.
  19. The participant agrees to follow all rules/regulations of the event and to also strictly adhere to any/all instructions of the Pitch Fest officials/organizers, at all times.
  20. The participant agrees that the meeting with the prospective Producer will be subject to Prospective Producer(s) availability & time constraint.
  21. The participant agrees to sign the ‘Standard Release Form’ with all the relevant documents including synopsis before pitching the script to the Prospective Producers during the Pitch Fest.
  22. By participating in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, the Participant agrees to release and hold harmless SWA, as well as its employees, representatives, committee members, organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, mentors and panel of evaluators of the Submission (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions arising out of participation in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest.
  23. By participating, in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, the Participant agrees to grant to SWA, its employees, representatives, committee members, organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest as well as mentors and panel of evaluators of the Submission, the right to use the Participant’s name, likeness, image, photograph, voice, performance, signature, and/or biographical data, in any media, manner, technology or content delivery mechanism now known or hereinafter devised, for any purpose, including, without limitation, in connection with the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, its administration, judging and evaluating the Submission, advertising and/or publicity of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, without the necessity of further consent or additional consideration.
  24. SWA reserves the sole right to refuse evaluation and/or selection of the Submission in the event of a Participant’s fraud, dishonesty or non-entitlement to participate in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest under these Terms.
  25. SWA and/or its committee members, employees, representatives and the organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest shall not be responsible for any loss of the Submission due to any technical problems for such Submissions received after the deadline as a consequence of computer service delays, interruptions, electronic failures or overloads, or for lost, misdirected or misplaced Submission. SWA reserves the right to its sole discretion to change the platform and /or the mechanism or deadline of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest and/or to cease acceptance of Submission, in any manner it may deem fit and necessary. The Submission shall be deemed void if unreadable, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, tampered with, falsified, mechanically reproduced, not in prescribed format, irregular in any way or otherwise not in compliance with these Terms. SWA and/or its committee members, employees, representatives and the organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest shall not be responsible for any lost, late or misdirected computer transmission or network, electronic failures of any kind or any failure to receive the Submission owing to transmission failures or due to any technical reasons.
  26. By participating in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, each Participant agrees to follow these Terms and is deemed bound by any decisions made by SWA in its sole discretion, including any interpretations of the Terms.
  27. The Participant agrees that the information provided by the Participant may be used by SWA for internal purposes and to send in the future to the Participant any promotional information pertaining to the future activities undertaken by SWA. In the event the Participant wishes not to receive such future communications, the Participant can opt-out of the same by writing to SWA on the same email ID from which he/she receives such promotional information.
  28. SWA shall keep all the personal data collected from the Participant confidential. SWA shall ensure that the Participant is contacted by SWA directly and SWA shall not share the Participant’s personal data so collected, with any party, save and except for the purpose of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest. The Participant hereby consents to the collection, storage, use, disclosure, transfer, of the Participant’s personal data which may be collected by SWA for the purposes of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest. The Participant hereby agrees and acknowledges that the collection, storage, use, disclosure, transfer, of Participant’s personal data by SWA is for a lawful purpose and is necessary for facilitating the Participant’s participation in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest.
  29. SWA has the right to amend (add, delete or modify) the Terms governing the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, prospectively or retrospectively, at its discretion and without prior notice.
  30. SWA reserves the right to disqualify any Participant if it has reasonable grounds to believe that the Participant has breached any of these Terms.
  31. Under no circumstance, unless due to wilful misconduct or gross negligence, shall SWA and/or its employees, representatives, committee members, organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest as well as mentors and panel of evaluators of the Submission be liable to the Participant and/or any third party for any lost profits or lost opportunity, indirect, special, consequential, incidental, or punitive damages whatsoever. Without prejudice to the aforesaid, SWA’s liability, arising whether out of contract, law, tort or otherwise shall be limited to INR 1000/- only. The Participant specifically waives any right to seek injunctive relief against SWA as well as its employees, representatives, committee members, organizers of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, mentors and panel of evaluators of the Submission to the maximum extent permitted by law.
  32. SWA reserves the right to withdraw or discontinue and/or terminate the Script Lab and Pitch Fest at any stage without prior notice and without any liability whatsoever to the Participant.
  33. Your participation in the Script Lab and Pitch Fest by way of submitting the Submission will be deemed as an acceptance of the Terms herein.
  34. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to create a partnership, joint venture, agency, or an employer-employee relationship between the Participant and SWA.
  35. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the Script Lab and Pitch Fest, as well as these Terms or their subject matter, validity, termination or enforceability (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Indian law and the courts in Mumbai, Maharashtra shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
1. I am not a member of SWA. Can I participate in SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest?
● Ans. Yes, you can.

2. My SWA membership has expired. Can I apply for the Script Lab and Pitch Fest?
● Ans. Yes, you can.

3. My script has an ongoing case under SWA’s Dispute Settlement Committee or any Court of Law. Will I be eligible to participate?
● Ans. In case you have an ongoing case at SWA’s DSC or any Court of Law for a copyright infringement claim, you will not be eligible to participate with that particular script/impugned Script. However, if you wish to participate with any other script, you are welcome to apply.

4. Can I submit multiple entries?
● Ans. Yes, you may submit multiple entries but you will have to submit a separate form and fee for each entry. However, we encourage you to submit your best work according to you.

5. Will my script be produced by SWA after selection?
● Ans. No. SWA is a trade union for screenwriters & lyricists and SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest is an initiative to help writers. Production of films is not a part of this initiative.

6. Do I need to submit references or recommendations by people from the Industry?
● Ans. No. The selection is based on the quality of the script only.

7. Is the Script Lab and Pitch Fest genre-specific?
● Ans. SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest is open to all genres. The finalists will be selected irrespective of genre.

8. Can I submit my script for a feature film, short film, TV series or any other format?
● Ans. No. SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest 2023 is exclusively for Series for OTT platforms. Scripts for any other format will not be accepted.

9. Can I submit my script in any other regional language?
● Ans. No. The scripts must be written in English or Hindi. In case your script is in any other language, please translate them to English or Hindi before submission.

10. How will I be intimated about my selection?
● Ans. Whether your script is selected or not, you will be intimated about the same. All communication concerning SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest 2023 will be done through email.

11. Is a project written by multiple writers eligible for submission?
● Ans. Yes. A project written by multiple writers can be entered. However, only up to two writers per project will be eligible to attend the Script Lab and Pitch Fest on selection.

12. Can I submit a script that has been previously submitted to other Script Labs or Pitch Fests?
● Ans. Yes, you can, unless the labs you have submitted your script to forbid you to do so.

13. Can the director of my project attend the Script Lab?
● Ans. No. The Script Lab is designed only for screenwriters. Directors can participate only if they are one of the writers.

14. Can I apply if my project is based on a real-life personality?
● Ans. Yes, you can. However, you must have the written consent/relevant agreement of the person and/or family in case of a biopic.

15. What if my project is based on a novel/short story/play? Can I still apply?
● Ans. Yes, provided you have the written consent/relevant agreement of the copyright owner in case of a book adaptation.

16. If my project is a remake of an existing IP; will I be eligible to apply?
● Ans. Yes, provided you have the written legal consent/relevant agreement of the copyright owner of the original script.

17. Will I receive any notes with reasons for my non-selection?
● Ans. Sorry. We won’t be able to send reasons for non-selection as we are expecting a large number of entries.

18. When will the Script Lab and Pitch Fest take place?
● Ans. The Script Lab will be conducted in August 2023. The Pitch Fest will be conducted in September 2023. The exact dates will be intimated to the finalists.

19. If I am one of the finalists, do I get to choose my mentor?
● Ans. The allocation of the mentors for each finalist will be done at the sole discretion of SWA.

20. Will there be any prize money on the final selection?
● Ans. No. There is no cash prize.

21. Will there be any penalty for non-submission upon selection or non-attendance of the Script Lab and Pitch Fest?
● Ans. If one fails to submit the script after selection or fails to attend SWA Script Lab or Pitch Fest, he/she may be liable to be barred from the next five Script Labs and Pitch Fests.

22. Can I pitch or sell my script to producers/production houses while my project is selected for SWA Script Lab and Pitch Fest?
● Ans. Yes, the work on the project, including rewrites, pitching, sale, pre-production, etc. can continue as scheduled.

In case you have any query that is not already covered in the above FAQs, please feel free to write to us at event@swaindia.org

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WWI-SWA’s Mythology and Screenwriting Workshop by Anjum Rajabali

Whistling Woods International

in association with SWA – Screenwriters Association

Presents

Mythology and Screenwriting Workshop

2 DAY WORKSHOP 

December 10-11, 2022

Conducted by: Anjum Rajabali (senior screenwriter and a teacher, with MA in Clinical Psychology)

Mythology draws its compelling dramatic power from the fundamental dilemmas of life that confronts its characters, which form the base of all good storytelling.

The workshop offers you a strong introduction to mythology, mythic structures, and characters, plus a session on human psychology and psychological defence mechanisms used by characters to hide their true feelings – which can greatly enrich your stories and scripts.

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION WILL BE OFFLINE & ONLINE 

*Online participants will have ‘watch only’ access, with no live interaction.

 FEES:

Offline: SWA Members – Rs.7,000/-, Non SWA Members – Rs.8,000/-

Online: SWA Members – Rs.4,000/-, Non SWA MEMBERS – Rs.5,000/-

To Register or for more information:

Write to : screenwritingworkshop@whistlingwoods.net

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6th INDIAN SCREENWRITERS CONFERENCE – REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

Screenwriters Association (SWA) is back with its 6th edition of the country’s biggest event for Screenwriters – The ISC (Indian Screenwriters Conference).

This three day event will be held on 10th, 11th, & 12th of November 2022, at the St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra (West), Mumbai.

Shri. Vijayendra Prasad, writer of Bahubali, RRR and Bajrangi Bhaijaan as well as a notable Rajya Sabha Member will grace the event as a special guest along with an eminent Keynote Speaker & Chief Guest.

The three-day long conference will showcase a number of panel discussions on various interesting and relevant topics across films, television, OTT and lyrics, wherein the panelists will engage in pertinent discussions about the art and business of Screenwriting.

The Screenwriters Conference, in its quest to be bigger and better every year, will also feature Master Classes for Film, Television and Web Screenwriting by prominent writers/directors like Sriram Raghavan (Badlapur, Andhadhun) and Raj & DK (The Family Man, Stree).

For a Pan India approach, this year’s ISC will feature eminent panelists from the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam & Marathi industries as well, giving a diverse view point and different perspectives on what makes a story break language and cultural barriers.

ISC 6 is expected to have in attendance a large number of screenwriters and established professionals from the film, television and OTT industries and it promises to be an excellent platform for networking for all the attendees.

Only limited seats are available, so REGISTER NOW !!!

Dates : 10th, 11th & 12th of NOVEMBER 2022

Timings : 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Everyday

Venue : St Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra (West), Mumbai

Online Registration link : https://forms.gle/bAwyXJ6WxS1vjFSM7

Once you have sent us the duly filled Registration Form (Google Form), SWA office will get back to you with the payment link after verification.

You may also visit our website www.swaindia.org and register online. Alternatively, you may register at the SWA office by filling up the Offline Registration Form. Our staff will help you through the process.

The 6th Indian Screenwriters Conference is open to all SWA Members and Non- Members.

Entry Fee :

Season Pass (3 days) for SWA Members : Rs.3,500/- (incl. of GST)

Season Pass (3 days) for NON SWA Members : Rs.5,000/- (incl. of GST)

(Students may avail of the Specially Discounted Entry Fee)

We look forward to seeing you.

Warmly,

Zaman Habib

Hon. General Secretary

SWA CONCLUDES ITS FIRST EDITION OF PITCH FEST!

On 18th of August 2022, the Celebrations Club, Lokhandwala, Mumbai, turned into a hotspot where the most coveted film producers, talent agents and broadcasters came all the way to meet 25 up-and-coming writers and listen to their absolutely brilliant scripts.

It all started in the month of February 2022, with a brilliant initiative by SWA’s Education Sub Committee, where it launched its first ever Script Lab for feature Films. Call to entry was made and SWA was flooded with more than 600 scripts from all over India. With a lengthy and strenuous shortlisting process, the jury arrived at the best 60 entries, further narrowing down to 30 and then to the ultimate 6 winning scripts. These 6 scripts were mentored by 6 writers/directors of repute. The mentors for the SWA Script Lab 2022 were Abhishek Chaubey, Alankrita Srivastava, Shakun Batra, Smita Singh Khan, Sudeep Sharma & Vikramaditya Motwane.

Soon after the Script Lab was concluded, SWA’s first ever PITCH FEST was jointly put together by the SWA Events Sub Committee and Education Sub Committee on the 18th of August 2022 at the Celebrations Sports Club, Lokhandwala, Andheri West, Mumbai.

The process of SWA Pitch Fest was twofold. 25 best scripts were identified from the 60 shortlisted scripts of Script lab on one hand, and 20 top producers / talent agents / broadcasters were invited to this ground event on the other. Separate stalls were provided to the invitee producers and these 25 writers were given an opportunity to narrate and pitch their work to the producers on ‘one to one’ basis. SWA also organized workshops with the participating writers to help them prepare a good and effective pitch.

The event was an astounding success with almost 500 interactions between 20 top producers / talent agents / broadcasters and 25 upcoming writers during a period spanning from 9 in the morning till 6 in the evening.

The producers / studios that participated in SWA Pitch Fest 2022 are (in alphabetical order) :

  1. Bang Bang Media Corp
  2. Chalkboard Entertainment
  3. Collective Artists Network
  4. Culver Max Entertainment (Formerly Sony)
  5. Excel Entertainment
  6. Junglee Pictures
  7. Lionsgate
  8. Maddock Films
  9. Matter Entertainment
  10. Phantom Films
  11. Posham Pa Pictures
  12. Roy Kapur Films
  13. Sikhya Entertainment
  14. Star Studio – Disney
  15. Suitable Pictures
  16. Tulsea Media
  17. Tusk Tale Films
  18. Yali Dreamworks
  19. Yash Raj Films
  20. Zee 5

Press Coverage:

-Business Standard: https://www.business-standard.com/content/press-releases-ani/screenwriters-association-india-celebrates-the-first-pitch-fest-2022-122082500496_1.html

– Ahmedabad Mirror:https://www.ahmedabadmirror.com/screenwriters-association-india-celebrates-the-first-pitch-fest-2022/81843636.html

 
 

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SWA Awards Roundtable (Feature Film) | Sat, June 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM | LIVE on Facebook

Dear Writer-friends,

We are back with our SWA Awards Roundtable, this time for Feature Films. The winners of the SWA Feature Film Awards will talk about their writing process, other writers, works that inspire them, and much more.

SWA Award winners Prateek Vats (Eeb Allay Ooo!), Shubham (Eeb Allay Ooo!), Nicholas Kharkongor (Axone) and Ankita Narang (Welcome Home) will be in conversation with Saiwyn Quadras (Screenwriter and EC Member, SWA).

Tune into the conversation LIVE on SWA‘s official Facebook page on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

SWA’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/swaindiaorg

Event page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2797267010579669

For queries, write to: event@swaindia.org

Events Sub-Committee

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SWA Awards Roundtable (Web Series) | Sat, June 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM | LIVE on Facebook  

Dear Writer friend,

We are back with our SWA Awards Roundtable, this time for Web Series. The winners of the SWA Web Series Awards will talk about their writing process, other writers, works that inspire them, and much more.

SWA Award winners Chandan Kumar (Panchayat), Saurav Dey (Scam 1992), Sumit Purohit (Scam 1992), Vaibhav Vishal (Scam 1992), Karan Vyas (Scam 1992), Gaurav Shukla (Asur), Niren Bhatt (Asur) & Vinay Chhawal (Asur) will be in conversation with Hitesh Kewalya (Screenwriter-director and EC Member, SWA).

Tune into the conversation LIVE on SWA‘s official Facebook page on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

SWA’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/swaindiaorg

Event page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1060639411540845/

For queries, write to: event@swaindia.org

Events Sub-Committee

SWA

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SWA AWARDS 2022: SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY BEFORE 15th JULY 2022  एसडब्ल्यूए अवार्ड्स 2022: 15 जुलाई 2022  के पहले आवेदन जमा करें।

 

Dear Writer Friend,

Screenwriters Association proudly presents the Third Edition of SWA Awards. The only awards in India dedicated exclusively to screenwriters & lyricists of Hindi feature films, television shows & web series.

SWA Awards 2022 will be given in 17 categories through Films, Television, Web Series & Lyrics.

If you are a writer or lyricist of a TV Show or Web Series that aired in 2021, we encourage you to apply for SWA Awards 2022 and tell your other writer-friends about it too.

For details and to submit your entries, please visit this link: https://awards.swaindia.org/submissions-2022/

Last date for submission of application: 15th July 2022 (till midnight).

SWA AWARDS 2022 – By the Screenwriters… for the Screenwriters.

Warmly,

SWA Awards Sub-Committee

 

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प्रिय लेखक मित्र,

हमें यह संदेश भेजते हुए अपार खुशी महसूस हो रही है कि हमारा स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन तीसरा अवार्ड समारोह लेकर आ रहा है। यह भारत में  हिंदी भाषा के फ़ीचर फ़िल्मों, टेलीविज़न शो और वेब सीरीज़ के लेखकों व गीतकारों को पूरी तरह से समर्पित एकमात्र पुरस्कार है।

एसडब्ल्यूए अवार्ड्स 2022 फिल्म, टेलीविज़न, वेब सीरीज़ और गीत की कुल 17 श्रेणियों में दिये जाएंगे। 

यदि आप 2021 में प्रसारित किसी भी टीवी शो या/और वेब सीरीज़ के लेखक या गीतकार हैं, तो हम आपसे आग्रह करते हैं कि आप एसडब्ल्यूए अवार्ड्स 2022 के लिए आवेदन भेजें और अपने अन्य लेखक साथियों को भी इस बाबत जानकारी दें।

अधिक जानकारी और अपनी प्रविष्टियाँ जमा करने के लिए कृपया इस लिंक पर जाएँ: https://awards.swaindia.org/submissions-2022/

आवेदन जमा करने की आख़िरी तारीख : 15 जुलाई 2022 (मध्यरात्रि तक)। 

एसडब्ल्यूए अवार्ड्स 2022 – लेखकों का, लेखकों के लिए और लेखकों के द्वारा !

सादर

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Creating Unforgettable Characters For A Series (Online Workshop) सीरीज़ के अविस्मरणीय किरदारों की रचना (ऑनलाइन वर्कशॉप )

Dear writer friend,

We are pleased to inform you that SWA in its series of Screenwriting Workshops, is back with a two-day online workshop on ‘Creating Unforgettable Characters for A Series’ by Sweksha Bhagat.

Sweksha Bhagat is an alumnus of the Screenwriting Department, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. She taught Screenwriting as an Assistant Professor at FTII (2019-2020) and is at present the Program Lead for Online Weekend Web Series Writing Course at Whistling Woods International, Mumbai. She has written award-winning television shows –  ‘Qubool Hai’, ‘Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat’, ‘Peshwa Bajirao’, ‘Kullfi Kumaar Baajewala’, ‘Kaatelal and Sons’ to name a few.

The workshop will be conducted online on 21st & 22nd May 2022 (Saturday & Sunday).

The workshop shall cover the following modules:

Session 1:

Identifying the protagonist for a story –  From whose POV must the story be told?  How does this choice affect the flow of the story?

How to identify the “Needs and Wants” of your protagonist and how to test that they are big enough to last through the long format of Series writing?

Session 2:

How to create a three-dimensional character after borrowing inspiration from your own life experiences?

How to choose the right characteristics for your character which will not just make them interesting but also help in plot development?

Session 3:

Conflict and Character – The interdependence of plot and character growth.

Action, Reaction and Response – The three magical words for building Secondary Characters for long format story writing.

Session 4:

Character arc – how does one map it across different episodes and seasons in long format writing?

Question and Answers. 

WORKSHOP TIMINGS (DAY 1 & 2)

First Session: 10.00 am to 11.30 am (90mins)

Tea Break: 11.30 am to 11.45 am (15 mins)

Second Session: 11.45 am to 1.15 pm (90 mins)

Lunch Break: 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm (60 mins)

Third Session: 2.15 pm to 3.30 pm (75 mins)

Tea Break: 3.30 pm to 03:45 pm (15 mins)

Fourth Session: 03:45 pm to 05:00 pm (75 mins)

Workshop Fee: Rs. 1000/- (Inclusive of GST)

Registration Link: https://www.instamojo.com/swaindiaorg/creating-unforgettable-characters-for-a-seri/

All SWA members and non-members may register for this workshop.

Event page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/693775385279591

For any queries please write to us at event@swaindia.org.

Warm regards,

Education Sub-Committee

SWA

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प्रिय लेखक मित्र,

आपको यह बताते हुए बड़ी प्रसन्नता हो रही है कि स्क्रीनराइटिंग वर्कशॉप श्रृंखला में एसडबल्यूए की अगली कार्यशाला है ‘क्रिएटिंग अनफ़ॉरगेटबल कैरेक्टर्स फ़ॉर अ सीरीज़’ जिसे चर्चित लेखिका सुश्री स्वेच्छा भगत संचालित करेंगी।  यह दो दिवसीय कार्यशाला भी ऑनलाइन होगी।  

स्वेच्छा भगत फिल्म एंड टेलीविजन इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ इंडिया (FTII), पुणे के पटकथा लेखन विभाग की पूर्व छात्रा रही हैं। उन्होंने 2019-2020 में सहायक प्रोफेसर के तौर पर FTII में पटकथा लेखन पढ़ाया भी है और फ़िलहाल विस्लिंगवुड्स इंटरनेशनल, मुंबई में ऑनलाइन वीकेंड वैबसीरीज राइटिंग कोर्स की प्रोग्राम का संचालन कर रही हैं।

स्वेच्छा भगत टीवी राइटर के तौर पर भी बेहद ख्यातिनाम हैं- ‘कुबूल है’, ‘चक्रवर्ती अशोक सम्राट’, ‘पेशवा बाजीराव’, ‘कुल्फ़ी कुमार बाजेवाला’, ‘काटेलाल एंड संस’ जैसे लोकप्रिय सीरियल लिखें हैं। इसके लिए इन्हें कई पुरस्कार भी मिले हैं।

वर्कशॉप की तारीख है – 21 और 22 मई 2022 (शनिवार और रविवार)

वर्कशॉप में निम्नलिखित मॉड्यूल शामिल होंगे: 

पहला सत्र:

एक कहानी के लिए नायक की पहचान करना – यानी ये कहानी किसकी है? नायक का सही चयन कहानी के विकास को कैसे प्रभावित करता है?

नायक की “ज़रूरत और चाहत” की पहचान कैसे करें और यह पता कैसे करें कि यह कहानी वैब श्रृंखला लेखन के लंबे प्रारूप के लिए सही है?

दूसरा सत्र:

अपने स्वयं के जीवन के अनुभवों से प्रेरणा लेकर त्रिआयामी पात्र कैसे रचें?

अपने पात्र की विशेषताओं का चयन कैसे करें जो न केवल उन्हें दिलचस्प बनाये बल्कि प्लॉट के विकास में भी सहायता करे?

तीसरा सत्र:

संघर्ष और पात्र – प्लॉट और पात्र की परस्पर निर्भरता।

क्रिया, प्रतिक्रिया और अनुक्रिया – लंबे प्रारूप के कथा-लेखन के लिए सहायक पात्र बनाने के लिए तीन जादुई शब्द।

चौथा सत्र:

कैरेक्टर आर्क – लम्बे प्रारूप के लेखन में विभिन्न एपिसोड और सीज़न्स की वृहत्तर कहानी की रूप रेखा कैसे बनाएं ?

प्रश्नोत्तर

वर्क शॉप का समय: (दोनों दिनों के लिए)

पहला सत्र: सुबह 10.00 बजे से सुबह 11.30 बजे (90 मिनट)

चायब्रेक: सुबह 11.30 से सुबह 11.45 बजे (15 मिनट)

दूसरासत्र: सुबह 11.45 से दोपहर 1.15 बजे (90 मिनट)

लंचब्रेक: दोपहर 1.15 से दोपहर 2.15 बजे (60 मिनट)

तीसरा सत्र: दोपहर 2.15 से दोपहर 3.30 बजे (75 मिनट)

चाय ब्रेक: दोपहर  3.30 बजे से दोपहर 03:45 बजे (15 मिनट)

चौथा सत्र: दोपहर  03:45 बजे से शाम 05:00 बजे (75 मिनट)

रजिस्ट्रेशन शुल्करु. 1000 / – (जी एस टी सहित)

रजिस्ट्रेशन लिंक: https://www.instamojo.com/swaindiaorg/creating-unforgettable-characters-for-a-seri/

सभी एसडबल्यूए मेंबर्स और नॉन-मेंबर्स इस वर्कशॉप के लिये रजिस्टर कर सकते हैं।

इवेंट पेज लिंक: https://www.facebook.com/events/693775385279591

किसी भी प्रश्न के लिए event@swaindia.org पर मेल करें।

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SWA Awards Roundtable: Television

Dear Writer-friends,

We are back with our SWA Awards Roundtable, this time for Television. The winners of the SWA Television Awards will talk about their writing process, other writers, works that inspire them, and much more.

SWA Award winners Priya Mishra (Maddam Sir), Sweksha Bhagat (Kaatelal & Sons), Mohinder Pratap Singh (Kaatelal & Sons), Amit Aaryan (Tenali Rama), Seema Mantri (Shaadi Mubarak), Bhavna Vyas (Anupama) & Rohit Malhotra (Barrister Babu) will be in conversation with Satyam Tripathy (Screenwriter and Joint Secretary of SWA).

Tune into the conversation live on SWA‘s official Facebook page on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

SWA’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/swaindiaorg

Event page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/737487677614759

For queries, write to: event@swaindia.org

Events Sub-Committee, SWA

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SWA Awards Roundtable: Lyrics

Dear Writer-friends,

We are introducing the SWA Awards Roundtable this year where the winners of the SWA Awards will talk about their writing process, other writers and works that inspire them, and much more.

We begin with the Lyrics Roundtable where this year’s award winners – Irshad Kamil (lyricist and poet) and Divy Nidhi Sharma (screenwriter and lyricist) will be in conversation with Zaman Habib (senior screenwriter and Hon. General Secretary of SWA).

Tune into the conversation live on SWA‘s official YouTube channel and Facebook page on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

SWA‘s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/ScreenwritersAssociation 

SWA’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/swaindiaorg

For queries, write to: event@swaindia.org

Events Sub-Committee, SWA

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The VidNet 2022: 6th Edition to be held on 20th- 21st April, 2022

Dear writer-friends,

SWA as a community partner with Indiantelevision.com, brings to you the 6th edition of The VidNet 2022 – The largest gathering of OTT platforms & OTT Content Creators like Hotstar, Netflix, Zee5, Voot, Dharma Productions, Reliance Entertainment, Phantom films,  etc. with over 50 speakers & 30 session. 

Some of them are an exciting session with Gaurav Banerjee – President Hotstar, A chat between Rajeev Masand & Sameer Nair and many many more.

Vidnet 2022 aims at creating an experience of a lifetime. Spread over 2 days with Fireside chats, Panel Discussions and Masterclasses -Vidnet is all about learning, networking and collaborating towards building a road-map for a better OTT ecosphere. It will work as a catalyst bringing together individual creators, professional storytellers and producers, streaming platforms, writers & directors

DATE: 20th- 21st April, 2022 (2 Days)
TIMINGS: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
VENUE: Sahara Star Hotel, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai

The stellar speakers and mentors include:

Abhishek Rege, Chief Executive Officer | Endemol Shine India 
Anil Wanvari, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief | Indian Television Dot Com
Aradhana Bhola, Managing Director | Fremantle India
Arun Raghuraman, Senior Solutions Consultant | Synamedia
Ashish Singh, CEO | Lyca Productions
Chanpreet Arora – SVP & Head of Business | VOOT AVOD
Deepak Segal, Head of Content | Applause Entertainment
Devendra Deshpande, CEO | Friday Filmworks
Dilip Singh, Co-founder | Nuzr
Falguni Shah, Managing Director | EORTV
Gaurav Banerjee – President & Head Content | Disney + Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network
Gautam Talwar, Chief Content Officer | MX Player
Gourav Rakshit – COO | Viacom18 Digital 
Govindraj Basatwar, Managing Director, Apac | Inka Entworks India
Jaikishin Chhaproo – Head Media & PR | ITC Limited
Manish Manwani, Director Sales- APAC & EMEA | ViewLift
Manjit Sachdev – Head Of Originals | Voot and Voot select
Niranjan Avasthi, Head of Product and Marketing | Edelweiss MF
Puja Rajadhyaksha, Head Of Content | Eros Now Originals
Rabindra Narayan, Managing Director & President | PTC Network
Rajeev Masand, COO | Dharma Cornerstone Agency
Rajiv Bakshi, Chief Operations Officer, Revenue | Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited
Rohit Jain, Managing Director South Asia And Networks-Emerging Markets Asia | Lionsgate
Rucha Pathak, Producer | Excel Entertainment
Samar Khan –  President and COO | Juggernaut Productions (OTT)
Sameer Nair, CEO | Applause Entertainment
Sayami Podder, Associate Vice President – Strategy | Carat India
Shibasish Sarkar, Chairman & CEO | International Media Acquisition Corp.
Siddharth Kumar Tewary, Founder | Swastik Productions
Sourjya Mohanty, Chief Operating Officer | EPIC ON & Stream-Sense 
Suresh Triveni, Director | Writer & Producer
Tim Westcott, Sr. Principal Analyst, Content Strategies, India | Omdia
Vibhu Agarwal, Founder & CEO | ULLU
Vineet Singh, Vice President-Brand And Creative Strategy | Byju’s

AND MANY MANY MORE….

NOTE: As Screenwriters Association is a Community Partner in this initiative,  a special discount is being offered only for SWA members of flat TWENTY FIVE per cent – 25% (carrying your valid SWA ID card is mandatory on the day of the event).    

For more details about The VIDNET SUMMIT 2022 and registration, log on to: https://vidnet.in/

Warm Regards,

Team SWA

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SWA’s FIRST EVER SCRIPT LAB 2022 ANNOUNCES 6 SCRIPTS AS WINNERS!

The Screenwriters Association (SWA), in a most audacious initiative, set up a Script Lab last year that aims to give 6 deserving writers an opportunity to have their scripts mentored by the best contemporary writers of Hindi film industry. The Association is pleased to announce the names of the winning titles.THESE 6 WINNING SCRIPTS WILL BE MENTORED BY ABHISHEK CHAUBEY, ALANKRITA SRIVASTAVA, SMITA SINGH, SUDIP SHARMA, SHAKUN BATRA, VIKRAMADITYA MOTWANE. Each mentor will be reading and mentoring at least four of the six scripts during the lab.

Robin Bhatt, President, SWA, on final selection of winners said, “SWA is happy to announce six sets of writers with Six complete scripts, mentored by Six brilliant and acclaimed writers/ directors. It’s a SIXER. ALL THE WAY.” 

The winners(Script Name and Writer/s) are : 

1. 13 Days by Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy & Gaurav Krishna

2. Kashi Kothi Ka Kul by Akshay Asthana

3. A Dinner at Khan’s by Syed Shadan

4. Meiktila by Nimish Tanna

5. Dev Dikshit by Sandiip N Patil

6. Kriya Karam by Nipun Angrish & Gundeep Kaur

We congratulate all the winners and wish them all the very best!

Mitesh Shah, Chairperson, SWA’s Event Sub-committee said, “With the Script Lab we aim to connect emerging screenwriters with eminent makers who have successfully navigated the industry with their distinct body of work and help them mentor their first drafts. It has been a truly humbling experience selecting six scripts out of six hundred entries through a rigorous and transparent selection process. We hope this helps them get a meaningful perspective on their drafts and simultaneously get their foot in the door.”

The entire process from inviting entrees to final winners was divided into two stages.

In stage one, entries were called for SWA Script Lab on 8th September 2021. All SWA Members and non-members were eligible to participate. The participants were required to submit their bio, a writer’s statement, logline-synopsis along with the first ten pages of the Script. A total of 601 entries were received and a team of 12 readers went through them in the first round of evaluation to bring them down to 61. Post which the 61 entries were re-distributed among the readers to arrive at the shortlist of the top 30.

In the next stage, The writers of these Top 30 scripts were invited to submit their full length script which were then read by six readers in multiple rounds to arrive the Top 12 and finally the Six winners were chosen for the Script Lab 2022 after an additional tie-breaker round.

SWA would also like to take this opportunity to thank the readers who went through the humongous process of shortlisting the scripts in stages one and two. 

The Readers for Stage-I are Prathyush Parasuraman, Garima Pura, Roopal Kewalya, Arati Raval, Yashna Malhotra, Mirat Trivedi, Puspangshu Chowdhury, Rigved Siriah, Arkesh Ajay,  Chirag Garg, Manoj Kalwani, Arpit Purohit and the Readers for Stage-II are  Pooja Tolani, Debashish Irengbam, Sweksha Bhagat, Hitesh Kewalya, Gaurav Patki, Dinkar Sharma. 

The Script Lab will be conducted in the month of May 2022 where each of the top six scripts will be mentored by four mentors in one-on-one sessions. After the mentoring, the writers will be free to pitch their scripts to any of the production houses or independent filmmakers.

Honorary General Secretary of SWA Zaman Habib marked the occasion with the following thanking note, “Congratulations to all the six winners! I would also thank all the six mentors for coming on board and supporting this initiative. With our first-ever Script Lab we aim to nurture the new writing talent by providing them an opportunity to meet the writer-directors and get their scripts mentored. SWA also plans to make it bigger in the future and provide these six winners with a platform to pitch their scripts directly to the production houses through our upcoming Pitch Fest.”

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Rest in Peace, Shiv Subrahmanyam!

Noted actor and screenwriter Shiv Subrahmanyam passed away on April 11, 2022, Andheri, Mumbai. He was 62.

Subrahmanyam was a popular actor and an established screenwriter, credited with the screenplays of cult Hindi films like ‘Parinda’ (1989) and ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ (2005). He also appeared in supporting roles in both films. His other films, as a writer, were ‘1942: A Love Story’ (1994), ‘Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin’ (1996), ‘Arjun Pandit’ (1999), ‘Chameli’ (2003) and ‘Teen Patti’ (2010).

Shiv Subrahmanyam was a Life Member of SWA and also a jury member for the SWA Awards 2020 and 2021. The Screenwriters Association, on behalf of the entire Indian screenwriters’ fraternity, expresses its deepest condolences on his demise. He will be thoroughly missed.

We wish his family courage and peace during this time of mourning. May his soul rest in peace.
Aum Shanti.

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Rest in Peace, Maya Govind!

Veteran lyricist and Life Member of the Screenwriters Association, Maya Govind passed away on April 7th 2022, in Mumbai. She was 82.

Govind was born in 1940, in Uttar Pradesh, and started her career as a lyricist in Mumbai, in 1972, after being discovered by director producer Ramanand Saagar. She wrote lyrics for films like Gaja Gamini, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Main Khiladi Tu Anadi, Lal Baadaash etc, with hits like “Aankhon Mein Base Ho Tum”, “Main Khiladi Tu Anadi”, “More Ghar Aaye Sajanwa”, “Teri Meri Prem Kahani”, “Chun Liya Maine Tujhe” and many others. In her career spanning about 32 years, she wrote more than 750 songs for more than 300 Hindi films. She also wrote extensively for television shows, music albums and published more than 10 books consisting of poems, Nazms, Ghazals, Chhands, Dohe and Bhajans, including a lyrical rewrite of the Bhagavad Geeta. Being a regular at Kavi Sammelans for three to fours decades, she was an inspiration to all female writers, especially lyricists and poets, across the country. Along with her writing skills, Govind was also a good dancer, a stage artist and a teacher. (Click here for a YouTube feature on Maya Govind’s life journey.)

We, at the Screenwriters Association, are saddened to learn about the demise of Maya Govind. 

We pray for her soul to rest in peace. 

Aum Shanti.

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5 -DAY SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP BY ANJUM RAJABALI, April 13–17, 2022

Dear writer friends.

Once again, we bring you the annual national Screenwriting Workshop that is organised by Whistling Woods International in association with SWA.

Given the urgent need for trained, competent screenwriters by our entertainment industries, we strongly urge all our members (aspiring, new and intermediate writers) raise the calibre of their screenwriting craft. One of the ways to hone your skills is through a workshop like this, taught by one of our more experienced and knowledgeable writers, Anjum Rajabali.

The details of the workshop are as below. Please note that there is a discount for SWA members.

All the best.

Robin Bhatt

President, SWA

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WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL (in association with SWA)

presents

SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP

BY

ANJUM RAJABALI

Guest speakers

Raj & DK (Family Man, Stree), Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku, October)

Sandeep Shrivastava (Shershaah, Aarya), Aniruddha Guha (Rashmi Rocket)

April 13–17, 2022 (Five days)

Time: 10 am to 6 pm

Venue: Whistling Woods International & Online (Hybrid)

Basic Brief

“2020-30 will be the decade of the screenwriter!’ Thus declared a successful mainstream producer a few months ago. He pointed out that writing opportunities are ballooning but grumbled that we need more competent writers. Hence, the need for a workshop like this continues. It offers a compact 35–40-hour intensive grounding in the basics of the craft, touching upon the uniqueness of Indian screenwriting, peppered with sterling examples that one can be inspired by and learn from. 

We shall cover

  • The storytelling traditions that form the basis of screenwriting
  • The journey of a script from idea to final draft (dramatic premise, theme, plot, character, structure with added emphasis on Scene Design & Dialogue) 
  • Special sessions on Character Psychology and Defence Mechanisms that characters use to hide their real feelings from others and from themselves
  • An intensive session on Indian Mythology and the Navrasa Theory, an understanding of which can enrich modern screenwriting
  • A complete explanation of Joseph Campbell’s, ‘The Hero’s Journey’ and its value for your writing
  • A practice session on how to Pitch your idea/script
  • And, of course, stimulating interactive sessions with four guest speakers.

All of the above will show how to create genuinely impactful scripts!

To know more, or to register, contact: kanchi.parikh@whistlingwoods.net +91 77158 35371

SWA Awards Second Edition – February 27th 2022 (Sun) 6.30 PM onwards | एसडब्ल्यूए अवार्ड्स द्वितीय संस्करण – फरवरी 27 2022 (रवि) शाम 6:30 बजे से

Dear Writer friends,

We welcome you to the Grand SWA Awards Ceremony 2021, the only awards in the country by writers for writers, organized by Screenwriters Association. Please join us for the virtual ceremony that will be live-streamed from 6:30 PM onwards on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/mqtmrBEIvAw and our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/250386807282086/.

Winners in 15 categories across feature films, TV shows, Web series and Lyrics will be announced at the live ceremony.

You can share the link with your friends & family.

Robin Bhatt
President, SWA

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प्रिय लेखक मित्र,

एसडब्ल्यूए अवार्ड्स 2021 के भव्य समारोह में हम आपका स्वागत करते हैं। स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन द्वारा आयोजित ये पुरस्कार लेखकों के लिए लेखकों द्वारा दिए जाने वाले भारत के एकमात्र अवार्ड्स हैं।

नीचे दी गई  लिंक्स पर क्लिक करके आप हमारे यूट्यूब चैनल पर https://youtu.be/mqtmrBEIvAw और फेसबुक पेज पर https://www.facebook.com/events/250386807282086/ 27 फरवरी की शाम 6:30 बजे से इस समारोह को लाइव देख सकते हैं।

इस समारोह में फीचर फिल्म, टीवी शो, वैब श्रृंखला और गीतों की कुल 15 श्रेणियों में विजेताओं की घोषणा की जाएगी।

आप अपने दोस्तों और परिवार के साथ लिंक शेयर कर सकते हैं।

रॉबिन भट्ट
अध्यक्ष, एसडब्ल्यूए

Final Mailer

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Alvida, Bappi Da!

Disco Pop King of the Hindi film music world, composer and singer Bappi Lahiri has passed away at 69.

Bappi Lahiri was know for popularising the use of synthesized disco music in Indian cinema and composed for a number of Hindi and Bengali films in the late 1970s-80s. Some of his most iconic hits included ‘I am a Disco Dancer’, ‘Raat Baaki’, ‘Pag Ghoongroo Baandh Meera Nachi’, ‘Bambai Se Aaya Mera Dost’, ‘Naino Main Sapna’, ‘Humko Aaj Kal Hain Intezaar’, ‘Tamma Tamma’, ‘Yaad Aa Raha Hai’, ‘Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re’, among many others.

We at the Screenwriters Association are deeply saddened with the demise of Bappi Lahiri. He was truly, the one and only. 

Rest in Peace, Bappi Da! You have left us but your peppy tunes will forever be a part of our lives.

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Streamers Unlocking Potential & Prospects for Writers (ONLINE WEBINAR)

Dear Writer friends,

SWA in partnership with Netflix presents:
“Streamers Unlocking Potential & Prospects for Writers”
A lively panel discussion with the minds behind the popular
Netflix releases – Aranyak, Pagglait and Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein.
 

 

The Screenwriters Association is back with another discussion with the new age writers for the streaming platforms. Join us and be a part of this lively discussion.

DATE: Friday, 18th February, 2022
TIME: 5 – 6.30 pm IST
 

PANELISTS

Rohit Vedprakash, Director – Series, Netflix: Rohit Vedprakash is the Director, Series – Netflix, the world’s leading entertainment service. Based out of Mumbai, Rohit joined Netflix in 2019 and oversees the overall local language content strategy. He is focused on bringing forth the work of the finest storytellers and writers in the country and making Netflix the home for diverse content. Prior to Netflix, Rohit has worked with The Walt Disney Company as a theatrical production consultant.

 

Umesh Bist, Pagglait: Umesh Bist is a director and screenwriter in the Indian film industry. He has produced and directed feature films, web series, short films, documentaries, ads and television serials. He has a postgraduate degree from the AJK Mass Communication Research Center at the Jamia Millia Islamia University in India. Bist’s portfolio of work includes a project for the Colors TV channel named Shaitan: A Criminal Mind (2012), seven years as a creative/series director for the show Kyunki Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai, creative consultancy for the reality show Apka Sapna Hamara Apna (2012), and the development of a serial called Zindagi.com (2013). His most recent project was the acclaimed Netflix film, Pagglait (2021).

 

Charudutt Acharya, Aranyak: Charudutt Acharya is a critically acclaimed Indian screenwriter and director whose main body of work has been in Indian television drama. He has a graduate degree in film directing from the Film and TV Institute of India as well as a degree of MA in feature film screenwriting from the Royal Holloway University of London. He made his directorial debut with Sonali Cable which was released in 2014. Acharya’s body of work includes shows like Haqeeqat (2001), Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin (2003 – 2007) and Crime Patrol (2003 – Present) and Hindi films such as Vaastu Shastra (2004) and Dum Maaro Dum (2011). Most recently, he was the writer for the popular Netflix series, Aranyak (2021).

 

Anahata Menon, Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein: Anahata Menon is a well-known Indian fiction writer. She has contributed to films including Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula, Hum Pardesi (2019), Un Hazaaron Ke Naam (2009), Hubahu (2009), Star Bestsellers: Fat Chance (1999). She was the screenwriter of the film Straight (2009) and also created the television series D4 Get Up and Dance. Adding to her portfolio of work, she was the writer for the popular Netflix series, Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein (2022).

 

MODERATOR

Debashish Irengbam: Debashish Irengbam is a Mumbai-based scriptwriter and novelist. He has written episodes for popular TV shows such as Adaalat, Dil Dostii Dance, Gumrah, to name a few. He is also the author of three novels – Me, Mia, Multiple, Charlie Next Door, Tune for the Dead (co-authored) published by HarperCollins Publishers India.

Free webinar, only for SWA members with a valid membership. Registration required.

To register, use this link: https://forms.gle/M6FcdKg679o1JTrK6
 

For queries, send an email to: event@swaindia.org

 

 Events Sub-Committee

SWA
 

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प्रिय लेखक मित्र,
 

नैटफ्लिक्स के साथ मिलकर एसडबल्यूए प्रस्तुत करता है:

“स्ट्रीमर्स अनलॉकिंग पोटेंशियल एंड प्रॉस्पेक्ट्स फॉर राइटर्स”
 

 आरण्यक, पगलैट और ये काली काली आँखें जैसे

लोकप्रिय नैटफ्लिक्स शोज़ के राइटर्स के साथ एक जीवंत पैनल चर्चा

 

 स्ट्रीमिंग प्लेटफॉर्म के नए युग के लेखकों के साथ स्क्रीनराइटर एसोसिएशन एक और चर्चा के साथ वापस आ रहा है। इन कहानियों के रचनाकारों से मिलें और इस चर्चा में शामिल हो।

 

दिनांक: शुक्रवार , 18 फ़रवरी, 2022

समय: 5 – 6.30 (भारतीय समयानुसार)
 

वक़्ता

रोहित वेदप्रकाश, निदेशक – श्रृंखला, नैटफ्लिक्स: रोहित वेदप्रकाश दुनिया की अग्रणी मनोरंजन सेवा नेटफ़्लिक्स में बतौर निदेशक, श्रृंखला कार्यरत है। मुंबई के रहने वाले रोहित 2019 में नैटफ्लिक्स से जुड़े और नैटफ्लिक्स के स्थानीय भाषा कंटेंट की रणनीति की देखरेख करते है। वह देश में बेहतरीन कहानीकारों और लेखकों के काम को आगे लाने और नैटफ्लिक्स पर विविध कंटेंट को एक साथ लाने पर केंद्रित है। नैटफ्लिक्स से पहले, रोहित ने द वॉल्ट डिज़नी कंपनी के साथ एक थिएट्रिकल प्रोडक्शन कंसलटेंट के रूप में काम किया है।

उमेश बिस्त, पगलैट: उमेश बिस्त भारतीय फिल्म इंडस्ट्री में एक निर्देशक और पटकथा लेखक हैं। उन्होंने कई फीचर फिल्म्स, वैब श्रृंखला, शॉर्ट फिल्म, वृत्तचित्र, विज्ञापनों और टेलीविजन धारावाहिकों का निर्माण और निर्देशन किया है। उन्होंने जामिया मिलिया इस्लामिया विश्वविद्यालय के AJK मास कम्युनिकेशन रिसर्च सेंटर से स्नातकोत्तर की डिग्री प्राप्त की है। बिस्त के काम के पोर्टफोलियो में कलर्स टीवी चैनल के लिए लिखी शैतान: ए क्रिमिनल माइंड नामक प्रोजेक्ट शामिल है। उन्होंने टीवी शो क्योंकि जीना इसी का नाम है के लिए सात वर्षों तक बतौर श्रृंखला निर्देशक के रूप में कार्य किया है। रियलिटी शो आपका सपना हमारा अपना (2012) के लिए रचनात्मक परामर्श देने के साथ साथ उन्होंने Zindagi.com (2013) नामक धारावाहिक का विकास कार्य भी किया। नैटफ्लिक्स प्रशंसित फिल्म पगलैट (2021) उनकी सबसे हालिया रिलीज़ है।

चारुदुत आचार्य, आरण्यक: समीक्षकों द्वारा प्रशंसित पटकथा लेखक और निर्देशक चारुदुत आचार्य मुख्यतः भारतीय टेलीविजन ड्रामा में कार्यरत है। उन्होंने फिल्म और टीवी इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ इंडिया से फिल्म निर्देशन में स्नातक की डिग्री के साथ-साथ लंदन के रॉयल होलोवे विश्वविद्यालय से फीचर फिल्म पटकथा लेखन में एमए की डिग्री प्राप्त की है। उन्होंने निर्देशन की शुरुआत फिल्म सोनाली केबल के साथ की जो 2014 में रिलीज़ हुई थी। टीवी शो हकीकत (2001), जस्सी जैसी कोई नहीं (2003 – 2007), और क्राइम पैट्रोल (2003 – वर्तमान), एवं वास्तु शास्त्र (2004) और दम मारो दम (2011) जैसी हिंदी फिल्में उनके काम में शामिल हैं। हाल ही में, उन्होंने लोकप्रिय नेटफ्लिक्स श्रृंखला, आरण्यक (2021) लिखी हैं।

 

अनाहता मेनन, ये काली काली आँखें: अनाहता मेनन एक प्रसिद्ध भारतीय लेखक हैं। उन्होंने रूल्स: प्यार का सुपरहिट फॉर्मूला, हम परदेसी (2019), उन हज़ारों के नाम (2009), हुबहु (2009), स्टार बेस्टसेलर्स: फैट चांस (1999) जैसी फिल्मों में योगदान दिया है। वह फिल्म स्ट्रेट (2009) की पटकथा लेखिका थीं और उन्होंने टेलीविजन श्रृंखला D4 गेट अप एंड डांस का निर्माण भी किया है। हाल ही में उनके द्वारा लिखी बहुचर्चित श्रृंखला, ये काली काली आँखें (2022) नैटफ्लिक्स पर रिलीज़ हुई है।

 

संचालक

देबाशीष इरैंगबाम: मुंबई में बसे देबाशीष इरैंगबाम, पटकथा लेखक और उपन्यासकार हैं। उन्होंने कई लोकप्रिय धारावाहिकों के एपिसोड भी लिखे हैं जिनमें ‘अदालत’, ‘दिल दोस्ती डांस’ और ‘गुमराह’ शामिल हैं। इसके अलावा वे हार्पर कॉलिंस पब्लिशर्स इंडिया द्वारा प्रकाशित ‘मी मिया मल्टीप्ल’, ‘चार्ली नैक्स्ट डोर’, ‘ट्यून फॉर द डेड’ (सह-लेखक) के लेखक भी हैं।

 

 नि: शुल्क वैबिनार, सिर्फ वैध सदस्यता वाले एसडबल्यूए सदस्यों के लिये। पंजीकरण आवश्यक।

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इवेंट सब-कमिटी

एसडबल्यूए
STREAMERS-UNLOCKING_posterfinal
 

 

Rest in Peace, Lata Ji!

Nation’s most renowned playback singer Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar (28 September 1929 – 6 February 2022) is no more with us. She was an industry stalwart we all looked up to with utmost respect and admiration. The larger-than-life Lata Ji was synonymous with melody and was rightly known by honorific titles such as the Nightingale of India, Bharat Kokila, Queen of Melody, Swar Samragyi (Emporeress of Voice) etc.

We at the Screenwriters Association are deeply saddened with this tragic development. Veteran screenwriter and SWA President Robin Bhatt expressed his grief with these words, “Ae mere watan ke logo, zara aankh mein bharlo paani…. hamari saraswati hame anaath kar ke chali gayi. We at SWA are praying to God: OUR OWN NIGHTINGALE IS WITH YOU, PLEASE LET HER REST IN HEAVEN!”

Urdu poet, screenwriter and SWA’s Treasurer Danish Javed shared his feelings with the following words, “Kehte hain awazeN kabhi nahi martiN, awazoN ke malik guzar jaate hain, hazaron saaloN tak zinda rehne wali dunya ki sabse sundar awaz ki malika Lata Mangeshkar Ji ko SWA ka akhiri salaam aur vinamr shriddhanjali.”

Screenwriter and SWA Joint Secretary Satyam Tripathy paid his tribute with these words, “सदियों में एक लता होती है और सदियों तक उसकी उसकी आवाज़ रहेगी – इस अमर लता को श्रद्धा के फूल अर्पित हैं।”

Alvida, Lata Ji. You were the greatest!

Lata Mangeshkar (28 September 1929 – 6 February 2022)

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Alvida, Ibraheem Ashk Saab!

Ibraheem Khan Gauri better known to us as Ibraheem Ashk passed away due to COVID19 related complications, on January 16, 2022. He was 70 and is survived by his wife and three daughters.

Born in Madhya Pradesh, on 8th of July 1950, Ashq did his post-graduation in Hindi literature from Indore University. He went on to become a successful journalist, actor, screenwriter and a lyricist. Apart from writing many television shows, in his long career he also penned several songs for blockbuster Hindi films including Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, Koi… Mil Gaya and Eitbaar.  Some of his other popular films which he wrote songs for are Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage, Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar, Janasheen, Dus Kahaniyaan, Welcome and Black & White. Ashk also tried his hand at scriptwriting, writing films like Dhara and Musaa: The Most Wanted.

He was also a remarkable poet and contributed immensely to various poetic forms. Ilhaam and Aagahi are among his most notable published works.

Ashk Ji was with SWA from the year 2005 to 2008 as an EC member and served the Association as a Joint Secretary (2006-2008) and a DSC member (2005-2008).

We as a fraternity of writers pay our humble respects to him for touching our souls with his beautiful words. We pray for his eternal peace and for strength to his family.

Ibrahim Ashq

Ibraheem Ashk (08 July 1950 – 16 January 2022)

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SWA OFFICE – ALL OFFLINE SERVICES BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT ONLY एसडबल्यूए दफ़्तर – सभी ऑफ़लाइन सेवायें अब सिर्फ़ अपॉइंटमेंट से

Dear Members,

In consideration to the increasing Covid cases and guidelines issued by the Government of Maharashtra, all members are requested to visit the SWA Registered office with prior appointment only. Please note that only members who have double vaccination will be given appointments. Also, anyone not adhering to the Covid Appropriate behavior will not be allowed to enter the office premises.

TIMINGS:

For New Memberships, Renewals, Readmissions and Upgradations:

11:00 AM till 5:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)

Offline Script Registration for SWA Members:

2:00 PM till 5:00 PM (Tuesday and Friday only)

Please, book your appointment with us by calling on the following numbers:

022 26733108

022 26733027

The numbers are operative during office hours (11:00 AM till 5:00 PM; Monday to Saturday) only. Please also note that no member will be entertained without a prior appointment.

We advise the members to avoid coming to the office unless absolutely necessary and alternatively, avail our ONLINE services for memberships by writing to us at contact@swaindia.org

Members with ‘Valid Membership’ may also visit our website www.swaindia.org for Online Script Registration.

Stay safe.

Suhael Anwer

COO, SWA

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प्रिय सदस्य,

कोविड के बढ़ते मामलों और महाराष्ट्र सरकार द्वारा जारी दिशा निर्देशों को ध्यान में रखते हुए, हम सभी सदस्यों से आग्रह करते हैं कि वे सिर्फ़ पहले से समय लेकर ही एसडबल्यूए के रजिस्टर्ड दफ़्तर आयें। कृपया ध्यान दें कि सिर्फ़ डबल वैक्सीनेशन वाले सदस्यों को ही अपॉइंटमेंट्स दिये जायेंगे, और कोविड अनुरूप व्यवहार ना करने वाले सदस्यों को दफ़्तर में प्रवेश नहीं दिया जायेगा।

समय:

नयी सदस्यता, रीन्युअल, रीएडमिशन और अपग्रेडेशन:

सुबह 11:00 बजे से शाम 5:00 बजे तक (सोमवार से शनिवार)

एसडबल्यूए सदस्यों के लिये ऑफ़लाइन स्क्रिप्ट रजिस्ट्रेशन:

दोपहर 2:00 बजे से शाम 5:00 बजे तक (सिर्फ़ मंगलवार और शुक्रवार)

कृपया, अपॉइंटमेंट के लिये हमसे इन नंबरों पर संपर्क करें:

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ये नंबर दफ़्तर के समयानुसार (सुबह 11:00 बजे से शाम 5:00 बजे तक; सोमवार से शनिवार) संचालन में रहेंगे।

कृपया, ध्यान दें कि बिना अपॉइंटमेंट के किसी भी सदस्य को प्रवेश की अनुमति नहीं दी जायेगी।

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सुरक्षित रहें।

सुहेल अनवर

सीओओ, एसडबल्यूए

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SWA Script Lab 2022 – Top 30 Qualifiers

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STAGE-I SHORTLISTS

Sr. No. Script Name Writer/s
1 Aai Mi Aalo Geetika Deepen Chumble
2 Better Half Mukund Narayan
3 Bhoy Peyona Satavisha A Bose
4 Birbaha Orijit Basu & Niranjan Kujur
5 Brahma Rakshas Sandiip N Paatil
6 Chalis Munira Lokhandwala
7 Dev Dikshit Sandiip N Paatil
8 A Dinner At Khan’s Syed Shadan
9 The Domestics Isha Pungaliya
10 Govandi Rajesh Unnikrishnan
11 Iddat Aamir Anjum
12 Kalpa Shivani Bhasin
13 Kashi Kothi Ka Kul Akshay Asthana
14 Kishtein Bhagat Singh & Parveen Saini
15 Kriya Karam Nipun Angrish & Gundeep Kaur
16 Kukmu Kumba Ravi Raj Murmu (Bablu Murmu)
17 Lady Raavan Sudhanva Deshpande
18 Maa Yaa Please Viraj Thakkar & Dishant Behera
19 Meiktila  Nimish Tanna
20 The Mourning Aditya Verma
21 Reena Aurisha Sengupta
22 Rodents Aditya Bhattacharya
23 The Sacred Fire Ankur Abhishek
24 Status: Z Ram Ganesh Kamatham
25 The Staging Shashank Shekhar Singh
26 Tere Bin Bindu Nair Shah
27 13 Days Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy & Gaurav Krishna
28 A trip to the Moon Pradipta De
29 Unsettled Rujuta Prasanna Deshpande
30 Waska Chenithung Humtsoe

The above 30 participants have been shortlisted for the Stage-II of SWA Script Lab 2022. Top Six scripts after the Stage-II will get mentoring from our esteemed panel of mentors.

Mentors

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View, Download and Print your SWA MEMBERSHIP E-CARD from your SWA Account! अपना एसडबल्यूए सदस्यता कार्ड अपने अकाउंट से व्यू, डाउनलोड और प्रिँट कीजिये!

Dear members,
 
You’re aware that we have been working towards enhancing the digital facilities on our website.
 
Continuing with the same, we now launch the SWA Membership E-Card feature.
 
You can now View and Download your SWA Membership E-Card from your SWA account dashboard (Link: https://swaindia.org/swa_account/member-login ).
 
You can also take print out of your card and carry it with you. This feature is available to ALL SWA members.
 
Please note that the SWA office will continue to print Membership Cards for Life, Regular and Associate Members.
 
 
More power to writers!
 
 
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प्रिय सदस्य,
 
 
आपको ज्ञात है कि हम हमारी वैबसाइट पर डिजिटल सुविधाओं को बेहतर बनाने की दिशा में काम कर रहे हैं।
इसी कड़ी में, अब हम एसडबल्यूए मेंबरशिप ई-कार्ड की सुविधा शुरु कर रहे हैं।
 
अब आप अपने एसडबल्यूए डैशबोर्ड से अपना एसडबल्यूए सदस्यता कार्ड देख और डाउनलोड कर पायेंगे। (लिंक: https://swaindia.org/swa_account/member-login )
 
आप अपने कार्ड का प्रिंटआउट लेकर उसे अपने साथ भी रख सकते हैं। ये फ़ीचर सभी एसडबल्यूए सदस्यों के लिये उपलब्ध है।
 
 
कृपया ध्यान दें कि एसडबल्यूए दफ़्तर पर लाइफ़, रैग्यूलर और एसोसिएट सदस्यों के कार्ड प्रिंट किये जाने की सुविधा जारी रहेगी।
 
राइटर्स ज़िंदाबाद!
 
 
 
ज़माँ हबीब
 
मानद महासचिव 
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Rest In Peace, Kamlesh Kunti Singh!

Screenwriter associated with many hit and acclaimed television shows, Kamlesh Kunti Singh passed away this week on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Singh was one of the most intense, passionate and beautiful voices in the world of Hindi Television when it came to expressing deeper nuances of relationships, voices of the broken and oppressed, voices of the ones who felt like a misfit in this society of conformists, who represented the beauty of pain and angst amidst a world mesmerised by superficial fantasies.

His big beautiful eyes represented pure joy, wonder and intensely felt emotions all at the same time. He contributed creatively and as a writer to many landmark popular television shows including Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu thi, Ghar Ek Mandir, Kumkum, Sindoor, Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Keejo, Afsar Bitiya amongst many. He also wrote the award winning film Jhalki. We as a fraternity of writers and creative voices pay our humble respects to this beautiful soul, and pray for his peace, his strength and his joyous transition to the other better realm.

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Kamlesh Kunti Singh (11 July 1969 – 12 October 2021)

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NOTICE: SWA Website’s Technical Maintenance from 3rd – 5th Oct 2021 कृपया ध्यान दें: 3 से 5 अक्टूबर 2021 तक एसडबल्यूए वैबसाइट का तकनीकी रखरखाव

 Dear Members,

Please note that the SWA website will be undergoing maintenance work in order to upgrade our server. During the scheduled maintenance hours, all offline and online services including login to member portal, offline and online script registrations and membership renewals will be temporarily unavailable.

Website Maintenance Schedule:

October 03, 2021 (Sunday) 18:00 to October 05, 2021 (Tuesday) 18:00.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you and request you to plan accordingly.

We assure you of our continued support, to address your queries on phone and emails during this time.

Warmly,

Zaman Habib

Hon. Gen. Secretary, SWA

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प्रिय सदस्य,

कृपया ध्यान दें कि हमारे सर्वर को अपग्रेड करने के लिए एसडबल्यूए वैबसाइट पर तकनीकी रखरखाव का कार्य होने वाला है। इस निर्धारित रखरखाव के दौरान, सदस्य लॉगिन पोर्टल, ऑफ़लाइन और ऑनलाइन स्क्रिप्ट पंजीकरण और सदस्यता नवीनीकरण सहित सभी ऑफ़लाइन और ऑनलाइन सेवाएं अस्थायी रूप से अनुपलब्ध होंगी।

वैबसाइट मेंटेनेंस का निर्धारित समय:

03 अक्टूबर, 2021 (रविवार) शाम 06:00 बजे से 05 अक्टूबर, 2021 (मंगलवार) शाम 06:00 बजे तक। 

आपको होने वाली किसी भी प्रकार की असुविधा के लिए हम माफ़ी चाहते हैं और योजनाबद्ध रूप से इन सुविधाओं का प्रयोग करने के लिए आपसे निवेदन करते हैं।

हम इस दौरान फोन और ईमेल पर आपके प्रश्नों के समाधान के लिये हमारे निरंतर सहयोग का आश्वासन देते हैं।

भवदीय,

ज़माँ हबीब

मानद महासचिव, एसडबल्यूए 

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To All the Characters I’ve Loved Before (ONLINE WEBINAR) उन सभी पसंदीदा किरदारों के नाम (ऑनलाइन वैबिनार)

Dear Member,

SWA in partnership with Netflix presents:

 “To All the Characters I’ve Loved Before”

A lively panel discussion on the art and craft of creating relatable on-screen characters for streaming services shows.

Stories have always kept us hooked. From their intriguing twists, to the cliffhangers. With streaming services, it’s also the on-screen characters that the audience gravitates to. What is it about Dhruv and Kavya in Little Things or Jeetu Bhaiya in Kota Factory that kept the audience wanting for more seasons after season? How were these relatable characters defined and shaped?

Join us as we delve into all this and more in our next discussion with the minds behind these shows.

Date: Saturday, 18th September, 2021

Time: 5 – 6.30 pm IST

PANELISTS:

TANYA BAMI 

Director, International Originals, Netflix India

Tanya Bami is the Director, International Originals at Netflix India, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service. Tanya Bami, who joined Netflix in 2019, leads unscripted series pod in India. Tanya is a seasoned entertainment professional with over 21 years of experience. In these two decades, Tanya had the opportunity to grow along with the business of entertainment in India. She began her career with the world’s premiere youth brand, MTV and then went on to explore the world of non-fiction programming by working with renowned broadcasting companies – BBC, Star Plus and Zee TV. Tanya was also instrumental in setting up the original series vertical at Voot, Viacom 18’s digital arm. Based in Mumbai, Tanya loves baking, gardening and poetry.

DHRUV SEHGAL

Works: “Little Things”

Dhruv Sehgal, an actor, writer and director who is better known for his work in Netflix India’s Little Things. Sehgal is originally from Delhi and completed his education at Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune. Sehgal began his work as an associate director and co-editor for the documentaries, Baavra Mann and I am Offended. Kunal, a short film created by him in the year 2015 won the Golden Gateway Dimensions Mumbai Award at the highly acclaimed MAMI ( Mumbai Film Festival). He has also acted in many comedy sketches over the years with Filter Copy and Dice Media, who are leading content creators and publishers in India. He portrays the lead role in the series Little Things since 2016, he also is the creator and writer of the series. Little Things was critically and commercially acclaimed in the Digital world and has since gone on to win several awards such as Storyteller of The Year at MTV-IWMBuzz Digital Awards 2019.

NANDINI GUPTA

Works: “Mismatched Season 2”

Nandini Gupta is a writer with an impressive line of work, especially in the world of web series’ and OTT shows. Her popular works include the Trip, RejctX and Coco ki Custody. She’s currently working on Netflix’s romantic comedy series – Mismatched S2.

PUNEET BATRA

Puneet Batra is a writer and actor, known for the upcoming season 2 of Kota Factory, Operation MBBS (2020), Galti Se Mis-Tech (2018) and Office vs. Office (2017).

MODERATOR:

PUJA TALWAR

Executive Editor Lifestyle & Entertainment at Good Times

Puja Talwar has been part of the Entertainment industry for over 26 years. Reporting and Documenting major film and entertainment related news to covering International Film Festivals From Cannes To IIFA, has interviewed some of the biggest names in the arts and entertainment business, Amitabh Bachchan To Al Pacino , Shahrukh Khan to Hugh Jackman , Sridevi to Deepika Padukone to Reese Witherspoon on her show. She was awarded the Indian Telly Award for her documentary, Provoked in 2008 charting the reel to real life story of Kiranjit Alhuwalia which was portrayed by Aishwarya Rai. She is a content creator and writer.

Free webinar, only for SWA members with a valid membership. Registration required.

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Event page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/603708220998749

Events Sub-Committee

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 प्रिय सदस्य,

 नैटफ्लिक्स के साथ मिलकर एसडबल्यूए प्रस्तुत करता है:

 “उन सभी पसंदीदा किरदारों के नाम”

स्ट्रीमिंग सेवाओं के शोज़ के लिए ऑन-स्क्रीन किरदार रचने की कला और क्राफ्ट पर एक रोचक चर्चा  

कहानियों में प्लॉट ट्विस्ट और क्लिफहैंगर्स ने हमेशा से हमें बांधे रखा है, लेकिन स्ट्रीमिंग सेवाओं के साथ, अब ऑन-स्क्रीन किरदार भी दर्शकों को अपनी तरफ आकर्षित करते हैं। लिटिल थिंग्स के ध्रुव और काव्या हो या कोटा फैक्ट्री के जीतू भैया, ऐसी क्या बात है इनमें कि सीज़न दर सीज़न ये हमारी दिलचस्पी बनाये रखते हैं? इन सभी किरदारों को कैसे परिभाषित किया, किस तरह इन्हें जीवंत, आकर्षित और रिलेटेबल बनाया जाता है?

आइये, इन किरदारों के रचनाकारों से मिलें और उनकी चर्चा में शामिल हो।

दिनांक: शनिवार, 18 सितंबर, 2021

समय: 5 – 6.30 (भारतीय समयानुसार)

पैनेलिस्ट्स:

तान्या बामी

डायरेक्टर, इंटरनेशनल ऑरिजिनल्स, नैटफ्लिक्स इंडिया

तान्या बामी दुनिया की अग्रणी स्ट्रीमिंग मनोरंजन सेवा, नैटफ्लिक्स इंडिया में इंटरनेशनल ऑरिजिनल्स की डायरेक्टर हैं। तान्या बामी, जो 2019 में नैटफ्लिक्स में शामिल हुईं, भारत में अनस्क्रिप्टिड सीरीज़ पॉड (unscripted series pod) का नेतृत्व करती हैं। तान्या 21 से अधिक वर्षों के अनुभव के साथ मनोरंजन जगत की एक अनुभवी पेशेवर है। इन दो दशकों में, तान्या को भारत में मनोरंजन के व्यवसाय के साथ बढ़ने का अवसर मिला। उन्होंने अपने कैरियर की शुरुआत दुनिया के प्रीमियर यूथ ब्रांड एमटीवी से की और फिर बीबीसी, स्टार प्लस और ज़ी टीवी जैसी प्रसिद्ध ब्राडकास्टिंग कंपनियों के साथ काम करके नॉन-फिक्शन प्रोग्रामिंग की दुनिया को एक्स्प्लोर किया। तान्या ने वायकॉम18 की डिजिटल शाखा ‘वूट’ में ओरिजिनल सीरीज़ को स्थापित करने में भी अहम भूमिका निभाई है । मुंबई निवासी तान्या को बेकिंग, बागवानी और कविता बहुत पसंद है।

ध्रुव सहगल

“लिटिल थिंग्स”

ध्रुव सहगल, अभिनेता, लेखक और निर्देशक हैं जो नैटफ्लिक्स इंडिया की लिटिल थिंग्स सीरीज़ में अपने काम के लिए जाने जाते हैं। सहगल मूल रूप से दिल्ली के हैं और उन्होंने सिम्बायोसिस इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ मीडिया एंड कम्युनिकेशन, पुणे से अपनी शिक्षा पूरी की। सहगल ने बावरा मन और आई एम ऑफैंडेड! जैसी डॉक्यूमेंटरीज़ के लिए सहयोगी निर्देशक और सह-संपादक के रूप में अपने कैरियर की शुरुआत की। वर्ष 2015 में उनके द्वारा बनाई गई लघु फिल्म ‘कुणाल’ ने विख्यात MAMI (मुंबई फिल्म महोत्सव) में गोल्डन गेटवे डाइमेंशन्स मुंबई का अवार्ड जीता। उन्होंने फ़िल्टर कॉपी और डाइस मीडिया, जो भारत के प्रमुख कंटेंट क्रिएटर्स और पब्लिशर्स में से एक हैं, के साथ पिछले वर्षों में कई कॉमेडी स्केचेस में अभिनय भी किया है। वह 2016 से वैब श्रृंखला लिटिल थिंग्स में मुख्य भूमिका निभा रहे हैं। वह इस श्रृंखला के निर्माता और लेखक भी हैं।लिटिल थिंग्स को डिजिटल दुनिया में समीक्षकों द्वारा और व्यावसायिक रूप से भी सराहा गया है और MTV-IWMBuzz डिजिटल अवार्ड्स 2019 में स्टोरीटेलर ऑफ द ईयर पुरस्कार से नवाज़ा गया।  

 नंदिनी गुप्ता

“मिसमैच्ड सीज़न 2”

नंदिनी गुप्ता विशेष रूप से वैब सीरीज़ की दुनिया की प्रभावशाली लेखिका है। उनके लोकप्रिय कार्यों में द ट्रिप, रिजेक्ट्स और कोको की कस्टडी नामक शोज़ हैं। वह वर्तमान में नैटफ्लिक्स की रोमांटिक कॉमेडी श्रृंखला – मिसमैच्ड के दूसरे सीज़न पर काम कर रही है।    

पुनीत बत्रा

पुनीत बत्रा एक लेखक और अभिनेता हैं, जिन्हें कोटा फैक्ट्री के आगामी दूसरे सीज़न, ऑपरेशन एमबीबीएस (2020), गलती से मिस-टेक (2018) और ऑफिस vs. ऑफिस (2017) के लिए जाना जाता है।

 मॉडरेटर:

पूजा तलवार

कार्यकारी संपादक, लाइफस्टाइल एंड एंटरटेनमेंट, गुड टाइम्स

पूजा तलवार पिछले 26 वर्षों से मनोरंजन जगत का हिस्सा हैं। फिल्म और मनोरंजन से जुडी ख़बरों की रिपोर्टिंग और डॉक्यूमेटिंग से लेकर कान्स और आइफा (IIFA) तक के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय फिल्म समारोहों को कवर करने के साथ ही उन्होंने अमिताभ बच्चन से लेकर अल पचीनो, शाहरुख खान से लेकर ह्यूग जैकमैन, श्रीदेवी से लेकर दीपिका पादुकोण और रीस विदरस्पून जैसे कला और मनोरंजन जगत के कुछ सबसे बड़े कलाकारों का अपने शो पर साक्षात्कार किया है। 2008 में ऐश्वर्या राय द्वारा निभाए गए किरनजीत अहलूवालिया की वास्तविक जीवन की कहानी पर आधारित उनकी डाक्यूमेंट्री फिल्म ‘प्रवोक्ड’ के लिए उन्हें इंडियन टेली अवार्ड से सम्मानित किया गया। वे एक कंटेंट क्रिएटर और लेखिका भी हैं।

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SWA Script Lab 2022_Terms & Conditions

Following are the terms and conditions as amended by the Screenwriters Association. As a participant of “SWA Script Lab 2022”, it is mandatory to abide by these terms.

1. ABOUT SWA SCRIPT LAB 2022

  1. SWA Script Lab 2022 is a platform where emerging screenwriters will get an opportunity to be mentored by professionals. Feature-length screenplays, both original as well as literary adaptations, are eligible for the lab.
  2. The Screenwriters Association of India (SWA) is an association of more than 30,000 members. It is our continuous effort to encourage and educate emerging writers so that they improve their craft. As a part of this endeavour, SWA brings its first-ever Script Lab for fresh talents. This workshop is a channel through which aspiring screenwriters can present their work to industry professionals, who are widely appreciated for their work in the field, and get valuable feedback to hone one’s skills and script.
  3. At SWA Script Lab 2022, emerging screenwriters will be encouraged to submit their scripts, either original or adapted work. Up to six finalists (subject to change at the absolute discretion of SWA) will be shortlisted after two rounds of selection (details below). Each finalist will get an online one-on-one feedback session with four out of our six mentors. Our endeavour is to help the writers understand the scope of improvement in their own script/writing with these sessions, while also presenting them an opportunity to connect with these mentors.

2. ELIGIBILITY:

  1. The participant must be an Indian citizen OR an NRI.
  2. Scripts of only feature-length fiction films shall be considered for evaluation (Entries/Submission). The length of the film must be at least 70 minutes. (This will translate to between 70 to 120 pages of a well formatted screenplay.)
  3. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age on the date of application.
  4. ALL SWA members and non-members can apply.
  5. Only the scripts registered with a valid authority, such as SWA, WGA, or copyright office will be eligible for the Script Lab.
  6. All freshers and emerging screenwriters can apply. However, one must not have more than one (1) released feature film as a writer or co-writer for Story, Screenplay, or Dialogue to their credit while applying for SWA Script Lab 2022. To clarify further, only writers with no films to their credit OR only one film to their credit are eligible to apply.
  7. Writers having an associate or additional credit in films will be eligible to apply.

3. SELECTION PROCESS: 

The Script Lab selection process will be divided into two stages. In the first round, up to thirty (30) participants will be shortlisted based on their stage one submission made at the time of the application. They will be subsequently invited to submit their complete, fully-formatted first drafts of their screenplay. In the second round, from these thirty (30) submissions up to six (6) winners will be announced who will get an opportunity to be mentored by industry professionals.

– SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

STAGE 1: Your application must include the following (in English or Hindi)

  1. Writer’s Statement — A brief note about your project and why you want to tell this story in not more than 300 words
  2. A short bio about you and the co-writer, if any, in not more than 150 words per writer. (Note that only up to 2 co-writers can participate regardless of how many co-writers have written the project).
  3. A logline in not more than 40 words.
  4. A synopsis in not more than 2500 words.
  5. An undertaking by the participant.
  6. Apart from these five documents, you also need to submit the first ten pages of your screenplay based on the following specifications:
  7. Fully formatted PDF document, registered with any valid authority such as SWA, WGA, or the Copyright office.
  8. The script must be typed out. Handwritten and/or scanned scripts will be ineligible.
  9. The submission must be in Courier Font, Size 12.
  10. In case your script and/or dialogue are in any other language, kindly translate them to English or Hindi before submission.
  11. DO NOT submit your full-length screenplay at this stage. Only the first ten pages of the screenplay need to be submitted.

STAGE 2: If you are shortlisted among the top thirty candidates you will be invited to submit your entire feature-length screenplay by 10th January 2022. The screenplay must be written in either English or Hindi.

Note: To register yourself as an SWA member please write to us at contact@swaindia.org

Note:

  • Do not share link/s of your project on video streaming platforms.
  • Do not submit any other document such as your research work for the script, character sketches, pitch document, and the like. Make your submission strictly as per the Terms and Conditions:

1. IMPORTANT CRITERIA :

  1. An undertaking must be signed by the participant at the time of filling the application.
  2. SWA Script Lab 2022 is exclusively a program for feature films.
  3. The script must be registered with a valid authority such as SWA, WGA, or the Copyright authority.
  4. If you have an ongoing case at SWA’s DSC or any other authority including the Court of law regarding Copyright Infringement claims on a script, you will not be eligible to participate with that particular script.
  5. Multiple entries are allowed, given that each entry is submitted using a separate form and fee.
  6. Scripts in all genres will be eligible.
  7. Submitted scripts must be either in English or Hindi.
  8. Scripts with multiple writers are eligible for entry. However, only up to two co-writers will be eligible to attend the Script Lab upon selection.
  9. All communication related to SWA Script Lab will be done through email at the ID that is duly specified by SWA as an organizer. The script sent via any other mode shall not be considered.
  10. You must not submit any such script that has been previously submitted to another script lab which forbids submitting the script in any other competition or lab.
  11. Projects based on real-life personalities, novels, short stories, or another film will require the written consent from the owner of the stories insisting on specific underlying rights.
  12. SWA is not liable to give any reason for the non-selection of an entry.
  13. Allocation of mentors will be at the discretion of SWA.
  14. There will be no cash prize. However, up to six finalists will get a one-to-one online feedback session with four out of the six mentors.
  15. Finalists will also receive a licensed copy of Final Draft 12 software along with the mentorship.
  16. Failure to submit the full script after selection may result in barring the participant from the next five SWA Script Labs.
  17. The winner must ensure that in case the winning script is produced/released, SWA will receive due credit as “Script mentored at SWA Script Lab 2022” along with the SWA Logo. The winner shall sign the contract with the producers capturing this term.

2. DEADLINE:

  1. Entry Submission: 25th Oct 2021.
  2. Declaration of 30 shortlisted entries: Last week of November 2021
  3. Deadline to submit full screenplay: 10th January 2022
  4. Script Lab mentorship program commencement: March 2022

The deadlines may change at the discretion of SWA.

3. SUBMISSION & ENTRY FEE:

INR 1000/- inclusive of GST for applications submitted on or before 25th Oct, 11:59 PM IST.

Click here to submit your entry

4. LEGAL CLAUSES:

  1. You and your co-writer (if any) must own the copyright of the Entry/Submission/s made by you on an exclusive basis, and the entry, including but not limited to submissions, must be entirely original. You must acquire the requisite rights in the underlying work of your submissions as well;
  2. The submission/s, i.e., film story and script must already be registered with SWA (or any other equivalent association) as provided under the Terms and Conditions.
  3. The entry, or any part thereof, should not violate any applicable laws. Neither should it violate/infringe any other third-party rights including any form of intellectual property.
  4. No rights of the submission/s should have previously been granted to any other person and/or party in part or whole;
  5. The submission/s must be free from any charges, liens, encumbrances or any other third party rights;
  6. The entry must not contain any confidential information or any other information relating to any third party that you are not authorized to disclose under contract or otherwise;
  7. In the event of a co-writer participation, all the obligations and representation shall equally apply to all such participants. The co-writers shall indemnify SWA for any/all breaches/ claims by/ against any or all the writers.
  8. You are submitting the Entry on a voluntary and unsolicited basis in confidence;
  9. You must be fully entitled to make the entry and are not under any disability whether legal or contractual which prevents you from submitting the same to SWA;
  10. SWA and its people authorized by SWA to conduct Script Lab (Authorized People) receive numerous entries from different participants during Script Lab and other events that SWA may organize. Further, Authorized People being creators themselves, professionally create several literary and dramatic works. These materials are independently made without referring to the Entries (Independent Materials). These Independent materials may have incidental /generic or idea-level similarities with the Entries. Such similarities shall not obligate SWA/Authorized People to you in any manner whatsoever. Provided, Authorized People/SWA have independently developed or legally obtained/accessed the same either from any third party heretofore or hereafter autonomously or exclusively from sources other than you. Further, if entry in part or whole is in the public domain and/or does not constitute protectable property and/or is not original, you shall not have any claim if SWA/Authorized People are associated with a similar subject material at any time.
  11. Nothing contained herein or otherwise, imposes an obligation on SWA, to accept or utilize the entry in whole or in part/s and SWA reserves the right to accept or reject the Entry or its parts at its sole discretion;
  12. Completing the entry does not entitle you to receive any compensation, monetary or otherwise from SWA under any circumstances whatsoever.
  13. Non-conformation by any participant of the Terms and Conditions or any part thereof will immediately disqualify the Participant. SWA shall not be responsible for the breach by a Participant of the Terms and Conditions and such Participant shall indemnify SWA against any/ all claims received due to such breach of these Terms and Conditions;
  14. You affirm that you are either 18 years or more of age and have read and understood the entire content of the Terms and Conditions and Undertaking and accept the same. You are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties and Undertaking set henceforth, and to abide by and comply with the same.
  15. These Terms and Conditions or any part thereof, shall not be transferred or assigned by you. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is deemed invalid by any law or a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and SWA’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. SWA reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions for any changes. Your use of the website following any amendment of these Terms and Conditions will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms;
  16. The Participant acknowledges that the representations and warranties, indemnities, governing Law, dispute resolution, warranty disclaimer shall survive the efflux of time;
  17. Nothing herein shall be deemed to create a partnership, agency, or an employer-employee relationship between the Participant and SWA;
  18. The Participant/s acknowledge that in case the performance Script Lab and/or availing the gratification cannot be fulfilled due to an event beyond the reasonable control of SWA then such non-performance or failure shall not be deemed as a breach of the Terms and Conditions and if such inability to perform such obligation continues for a period of seven (7) days, then SWA may be at liberty upon their sole discretion to terminate the Script Lab;
  19. SWA shall not be responsible and/or liable in any manner whatsoever for any network problem, breakdown of machinery, problems pertaining to the website, unclear network, disruption in the network, and/or the internet /network costs charged by the telecom/mobile/network operator, etc.;
  20. In case of any telecom and /or network failure and /or technical failure /breakdown on the Website and /or technical failure in submitting and /or uploading the Submission/s, Application Form and/or providing the mentorship sessions happens, SWA reserves the right to its sole discretion to change the platform and /or the mechanism or deadline of the Script Lab and/or to cease from accepting Submissions, entries of the Participants in any manner it may deem fit and necessary. SWA shall not be liable and /or responsible in any manner whatsoever in the event of any malfunction/fault /failure in the Website, submission mechanism for uploading the Submissions and/or Application Forms, smooth online mentorship sessions to winners, etc. due to reasons including but not limited to technical /technological restrictions and /or due to reasons /events/incidents beyond the commercially reasonable control of SWA. However, SWA may make a reasonable effort to rectify such errors. Participant(s) shall not in any circumstances make any claims against SWA, their employees, directors, and its affiliates arising out of or relating to any and all costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind, including, without limitation due to any technical faults in the network and /or connections or directly or indirectly due to, to their participation or non-participation in Script Lab.
  21. SWA reserves the right to abandon, postpone, withdraw the Contest or part thereof, at any time, for any reason whatsoever, without prior notice to the Participant.
  22. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed as per Indian Laws without regard to the conflict of law rules, and subject to the provisions of arbitration, the courts in Mumbai shall have exclusive jurisdiction. In the case of any dispute arising out, or in reference to the Contest and/or other matters pertaining to these Terms and Conditions, including a dispute about the validity, operation, meaning, or breach hereof, such dispute/s between You and SWA shall be referred to a sole arbitrator appointed jointly by the parties and shall be governed by the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, amended from time to time. The venue for arbitration shall be Mumbai, and the arbitration shall be held in the English language. The decision of the sole arbitrator in this regard shall be final and binding on the aggrieved Participant. All the costs, charges, and expenses in connection to the arbitration shall be solely borne by the Participant who has raised the dispute.
  23. Notwithstanding the foregoing, under no circumstances will SWA be liable for any consequential, indirect, special, punitive, or incidental damages or lost profits, whether direct or indirect, arising in any way whether in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise Without prejudice to the aforesaid, SWA’s liability, arising whether out of contract, law, tort or otherwise shall be limited to INR 1000/- only.
  24. You specifically waive Your right to seek injunctive relief against SWA and/or the Script Lab, to the maximum extent permitted by law;

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is the exact nature of the Script lab?
  • Ans. SWA Script Lab 2022 aims to help emerging screenwriters improve their scripts through mentoring by industry insiders. Up to six finalists will have one-to-one online feedback sessions with four of our mentors.
  1. I am not a member of SWA. Can I participate in SWA Script Lab?
  • Ans. Yes, you can.
  1. My SWA membership has expired. Can I apply for the Script Lab?
  • Ans. Yes, you can.
  1. My script has an ongoing case under SWA’s Dispute Settlement Committee or any Court of law. Will I be eligible to participate?
  • Ans. In case you have an ongoing case at SWA’s DSC for a copyright infringement claim, you will not be eligible to participate with that script/impugned Script.
  1. Can I submit multiple entries?
  • Ans. Yes, you may submit multiple entries but you will have to submit a separate form & fee for each entry. However, we encourage you to submit your best work according to you.
  1. Will my script be produced by SWA after selection?
  • Ans. No. SWA is a trade union for Screenwriters & Lyricists and SWA Script Lab is an initiative to help writers with their creative process by receiving feedback from industry insiders. Production of films is not a part of the Script Lab.
  1. Do I need to submit references or recommendations by people from the Industry?
  • Ans. No. The selection is based on the quality of the script only.
  1. I have done many short films, documentaries, and ad films. Am I eligible?
  • Ans. Yes, you are eligible to apply, but your submission should be a fiction feature film script as mentioned under terms and conditions.
  1. Is the Script Lab genre-specific?
  • Ans. SWA script lab is open to all genres. Only up to six best scripts will be chosen as finalists irrespective of genre.
  1. Can I submit my script for a web series, short film, or any other format?
  • Ans. No. SWA Script Lab 2022 is exclusively for feature films. Scripts for any other format will not be accepted.
  1. Can I submit my script in any other regional language?
  • Ans. No. The scripts must be written in English or Hindi. In case your script is in any other language, please translate them to English or Hindi before submission.
  1. What is the ideal page limit for the final submitted script?
  • Ans. Ideally, a feature-length script should be anywhere between 70 to 120 pages. Your script must fulfill this criterion.
  1. How will I be intimated about my selection?
  • Ans. Whether your script is selected or not, you will be intimated about the same. All communication concerning SWA Script Lab 2022 will be done through email.
  1. Is a project written by multiple writers eligible for submission?
  • Ans. Yes. A project written by multiple writers can be entered. However, only up to two writers per project will be eligible to attend the Script Lab on selection.
  1. Can I submit a script that has been previously submitted to other Script Labs?
  • Ans. Yes, you can, unless the labs you have submitted your script to forbid you to do so.
  1. Can the director of my film attend the Script Lab?
  • Ans. No. The Script Lab is designed only for screenwriters. Directors can participate only if they are one of the writers.
  1. Can I apply if my project is based on a real-life personality?
  • Ans. Yes, you can. However, you must have the written consent/relevant agreement of the person and/or family in case of a biopic.
  1. What if my project is based on a novel/short story/play? Can I still apply?
  • Ans. Yes, provided you have the written consent/relevant agreement of the copyright owner in case of a book adaptation.
  1. If my project is a remake of a film; will I be eligible to apply?
  • Ans. Yes, provided you have the written consent/relevant of the copyright owner of the original script.
  1. Will I receive any notes with reasons for my non-selection?
  • Ans. Sorry, we won’t be able to send reasons for non-selection as we are expecting a large number of entries.
  1. When will the Script Lab take place and where?
  • Ans. The Script Lab will be conducted online in March 2022. The exact dates will be intimated to the finalists.
  1. If I am one of the finalists, do I get to choose my mentor?
  • Ans. The allocation of the mentors for each finalist will be done at the sole discretion of SWA. 
  1. Will there be any prize money on the final selection?
  • Ans. There is no cash prize. However, up to six finalists will have one-to-one online feedback sessions with four of our mentors. Additionally, these finalists will also receive a licensed copy of the Final Draft 12 software.
  1. Will there be any penalty for non-submission upon selection or non-attendance of the Script Lab?
  • Ans. If one fails to submit the script after selection or fails to attend SWA Script Lab, he/she may be liable to be barred from the next five Script Labs.
  1. Can I pitch or sell my script to producers/production houses while my project is selected for SWA Script Lab?
  • Ans. Yes, the work on the project, including rewrites, pitching, sale, pre-production, etc. can continue as scheduled.

In case the film of any finalist gets made, the writer will have to ensure SWA the following credit in the film, ‘Script mentored at SWA Script Lab 2022’ along with the SWA logo.

In case you have any query that is not already covered in the above FAQs, please feel free to write to us at event@swaindia.org

FIRST EVER SWA SCRIPT LAB 2022 पहला एसडबल्यूए स्क्रिप्ट लैब 2022

Dear Member,

SWA brings you its first ever – SCRIPT LAB 2022.

GET YOUR SCRIPTS MENTORED BY INDUSTRY STALWARTS.

Do you have a script that you think can be made into a full-length Feature Film? Have your script mentored by the finest in the industry.

Register today for SWA Script Lab 2022 and you could be one of the six finalists who will get the opportunity to get their first drafts read by our panel of mentors to further develop it into a polished script.

Our mentors for the SWA Script Lab 2022 are,

1. Vikramaditya Motwane : Sacred Games, Dev D, Udaan

2. Sudip Sharma : Udta Punjab, Pataal Lok, NH10

3. Alankrita Shrivastava : Lipstick Under My Burqa, Made in Heaven, Bombay Begums

4. Sujoy Ghosh : Kahaani, Badla

5. Abhishek Chaubey : Kaminey, Ishqiya, Udta Punjab, Omkara

6. Smita Singh : Sacred Games, Raat Akeli Hain

The six winning script writers will also get a licensed copy of Final Draft 12 screenwriting software.

Registrations open from 8th September 2021.

Last date to apply: 25th October 2021.

Registration fee: Rs. 1,000/- inclusive of GST

For Eligibility, Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions please click here: 

https://www.swaindia.org/blog/sl2022tc/

To register for the SWA Script Lab 2022 please click here:

https://forms.gle/ULRsDL4FcswDWH167

Please note that your application will be valid only after you submit all the necessary documents and pay the fee.

For any further query please write to us at event@swaindia.org or call Mr. Sanchit, Events Manager at +91 9766138221 (11:00 AM to 7:00 PM , Mon-Sat)

Warm Regards,

SWA Education Sub-Committee

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प्रिय सदस्य,

एसडबल्यूए लेकर आ रहा है अपना पहला – स्क्रिप्ट लैब 2022

फिल्म जगत के दिग्गजों द्वारा अपनी स्क्रिप्ट्स पर मेंटरिंग पाएँ।

क्या आपके पास एक ऐसी स्क्रिप्ट है जिसपर आपको लगता है एक फिल्म बन सकती है? आपकी स्क्रिप्ट पर फिल्म जगत के बेहतरीन लेखकों से मेंटरिंग पाए।

एसडबल्यूए स्क्रिप्ट लैब 2022 के लिए आज ही रजिस्टर कर आप उन छह फाइनलिस्टों में से एक हो सकते हैं, जिन्हें हमारे पैनल ऑफ मेंटर्स द्वारा अपने पहले ड्राफ्ट को पढ़े जाने का अवसर मिलेगा ताकि इसे पॉलिश्ड स्क्रिप्ट में विकसित किया जा सके।

एसडबल्यूए स्क्रिप्ट लैब 2022 के लिए हमारे मेंटर पैनल में हैं,

१. विक्रमादित्य मोटवाने : सेक्रेड गेम्स, देव डी, उड़ान

२. सुदीप शर्मा : उड़ता पंजाब, पाताल लोक, NH10

३. अलंकृता श्रीवास्तव : लिपस्टिक अंडर माय बुर्का, मेड इन हेवन, बॉम्बे बेगम्स

४. सुजॉय घोष : कहानी, बदला

५. अभिषेक चौबे : कमीने, इश्किया, उडता पंजाब, ओमकारा

६. स्मिता सिंह : सेक्रेड गेम्स, रात अकेली हैं

छह विजेता स्क्रिप्ट लेखकों को पटकथा लेखन सॉफ्टवेयर ‘फाइनल ड्राफ्ट १२’ की लाइसेंस्ड कॉपी भी दी जाएगी।

रजिस्ट्रेशन 8 सितंबर 2021 से शुरू

आवेदन करने की आखरी तारीख : 25 अक्टूबर 2021

रजिस्ट्रेशन शुल्क: रु. 1,000 / – (जीएसटी के साथ)

पात्रता, नियम, शर्ते और अक्सर पूछे जाने वाले प्रश्न पढ़ने के लिए, कृपया यहां क्लिक करें: 

https://www.swaindia.org/blog/sl2022tc/

एसडबल्यूए स्क्रिप्ट लैब 2022 में भाग लेने के लिए कृपया यहाँ क्लिक करें:

https://forms.gle/ULRsDL4FcswDWH167

कृपया ध्यान दें कि सभी आवश्यक दस्तावेज जमा करने और शुल्क का भुगतान करने के बाद ही आपका आवेदन मान्य होगा।

किसी भी अन्य प्रश्न के लिए कृपया हमें event@swaindia.org पर लिखें या हमारे इवेंट्स मैनेजर, संचित से +91 9766138221 पर संपर्क करे (सुबह 11:00 बजे से शाम 7:00 बजे, सोम-शनि)

भवदीय,

एसडबल्यूए एजुकेशन सब कमिटी

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SWA Members to get 30% Discount on FINAL DRAFT एसडबल्यूए सदस्यों के लिये फ़ाइनल ड्राफ्ट पर 30% छूट

Dear Members,

We are delighted to announce that Screenwriters Association of India (SWA) has partnered with Final Draft. Final Draft is the world leading and the most trusted screenwriting software used by most professional and aspiring screenwriters, producers and directors across the world from Hollywood to Indian Film & Television Industry.

With this partnership SWA aims to bring to our members the exposure to world class screenwriting software. Now, all SWA members will get a chance to avail a flat 30% discount on base price for base price for all Final Draft Products & services including the Final Draft 12 software.

All you need to do is fill up this Google form https://forms.gle/9o6u9sfFbxxWJcgf6 with all the necessary details. Upon submitting this form and successful verification of details, SWA Office will send you the Promo Code to avail the discount.

Get to know more about Final Draft and its products & services by visiting https://www.finaldraft.com/

In case of any query please write to us at contact@swaindia.org

Team SWA

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प्रिय सदस्य,

हमें यह घोषणा करते हुए बेहद खुशी हो रही हैं कि स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन ऑफ इंडिया (SWA) ने फाइनल ड्राफ्ट के साथ साझेदारी की है। फाइनल ड्राफ्ट दुनिया का अग्रणी और सबसे विश्वसनीय पटकथा लेखन सॉफ्टवेयर है जिसका उपयोग हॉलीवुड से लेकर भारतीय फिल्म और टेलीविज़न जगत तक के ज़्यादातर पेशेवर और आकांक्षी पटकथा लेखकों, निर्माताओं और निर्देशकों द्वारा किया जाता है।

इस साझेदारी के साथ हमारा उद्देश्य हैं विश्व स्तरीय पटकथा लेखन सॉफ्टवेयर को एसडबल्यूए सदस्यों तक पहुँचाना। अब, सभी एसडबल्यूए सदस्यों को फ़ाइनल ड्राफ्ट 12 सॉफ्टवेयर सहित फ़ाइनल ड्राफ्ट के सभी प्रोडक्ट्स और सेवाओं के आधार मूल्य पर सीधी 30% छूट का लाभ उठाने का मौका मिलेगा।

आपको केवल इस गूगल फॉर्म https://forms.gle/9o6u9sfFbxxWJcgf6 को सभी आवश्यक विवरणों के साथ जमा करना है। इस फॉर्म और विवरणों के सफल सत्यापन पर, एसडबल्यूए कार्यालय आपको प्रोमो कोड भेजेगा जिस से आप छूट का लाभ उठा सकते हैं। 

फ़ाइनल ड्राफ्ट के सभी प्रोडक्ट्स और सेवाओं के बारे में अधिक जानकारी के लिए https://www.finaldraft.com/  पर जाये। 

किसी भी और प्रश्न के लिए कृपया हमें contact@swaindia.org पर ईमेल करे। 

टीम एसडबल्यूए

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SWA Office to Re-open from 19th August 2021 for Offline Services/ ऑफ़लाइन सेवाओं के लिए 19 अगस्त 2021 से एसडबल्यूए कार्यालय फिर से शुरु

Dear members,

We are pleased to inform you that SWA Office will reopen effective Thursday, 19th of August 2021 for all the below mentioned Offline Services:

  1. New Memberships
  2. Renewal of Regular Memberships
  3. Readmissions of Lapsed Memberships
  4. Upgradation of Memberships
  5. Script Registrations

Following COVID appropriate behaviour and the Guidelines issued by Government of Maharashtra, members may visit our Registered Office during the below mentioned timings with prior appointments only. Members not adhering to COVID protocols will not be allowed to enter the SWA Office.

TIMINGS

For New Memberships, Renewals, Readmissions and Upgradations – 11.00 AM till 5.00 PM on all working days (Monday to Saturday)

Script Registration for SWA Members – 2.00 PM till 5.00 PM ONLY on every Tuesday & Friday.

Please book your appointment with us by calling at 022 26733108 or 022 26733027.

The members may avoid coming to office and avail online facilities for membership by writing to us at contact@swaindia.org. Members with valid membership can also visit our website www.swaindia.org for online script registration.

In case of any query please feel free to write to us.

Warm regards,

Zama Habib

Hon. Gen. Sec.

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प्रिय सदस्य,

हमें आपको यह बताते हुए प्रसन्नता हो रही है कि गुरुवार, 19 अगस्त 2021 से एसडबल्यूए कार्यालय निम्नलिखित सभी सेवाओं के लिए फिर से खुल रहा है: 

अ) नयी सदस्यता (New Memberships)

ब) रैग्यूलर मेंबरशिप का रीन्यूअल (Renewal of Regular Memberships)

स) लैप्स्ड मेंबरशिप का रीएडमिशन (Readmissions of Lapsed Memberships)

ड) मेंबरशिप का अपग्रेडेशन (Upgradation of Memberships)

ई) स्क्रिप्ट रजिस्ट्रेशन (Script Registrations)

कोविड उपयुक्त व्यवहार और महाराष्ट्र सरकार द्वारा जारी किए गए दिशानिर्देशों का पालन करते हुए सदस्य अपॉइंटमेंट लेने के बाद ही नीचे उल्लिखित समय के दौरान हमारे रजिस्टर्ड दफ़्तर पर आकर इन सुविधाओं का लाभ उठा सकते हैं। कोविड प्रोटोकॉल का पालन नहीं करने वाले सदस्यों को एसडबल्यूए  कार्यालय में प्रवेश करने की अनुमति नहीं होगी।

समय

नयी सदस्यता, रीन्यूअल, रीएडमिशन और अपग्रेडेशन – सुबह 11.00 बजे से शाम 5.00 बजे तक (सभी कार्यालय दिवसों पर; सोमवार से शनिवार)

एसडबल्यूए के सदस्यों के लिये स्क्रिप्ट पंजीकरण – दोपहर 2.00 बजे से शाम 5.00 बजे तक (प्रत्येक मंगलवार और शुक्रवार)

कृपया 022 26733108 या 022 26733027 पर कॉल करके अपना अपॉइंटमेंट बुक करें।

सदस्य चाहे तो एसडबल्यूए कार्यालय न आते हुए हमें contact@swaindia.org पर लिखकर सदस्यता से संबंधित ऑनलाइन सुविधाओं का लाभ उठा सकते हैं। वैध सदस्यता वाले सदस्य ऑनलाइन स्क्रिप्ट पंजीकरण के लिए हमारी वेबसाइट www.swaindia.org पर भी जा सकते हैं।

किसी भी और जानकारी के लिए कृपया हमें ईमेल पर संपर्क करें।  

भवदीय

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2nd COVID19 VACCINATION DRIVE BY SWA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NETFLIX  नैटफ्लिक्स के सहयोग से एसडबल्यूए का दूसरा कोविड19 वैक्सिनेशन अभियान

Dear members,

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and doing well. As you already know, SWA had carried out the first drive of COVID Vaccination for its members in partnership with Netflix during 1st-5th June 2021.  We got an overwhelming response and hundreds of our members were successfully vaccinated through the first drive.   

Once again, continuing our efforts to safeguard the welfare and safety of our members we are back with the 2nd COVID Vaccination drive in partnership with Netflix. The vaccination camp will be held from 28 August to 30 August 2021 at Taj Lands End Banquet Halls, Bandra West, Mumbai. The vaccine is available to you and your 2 dependents. The slots can be booked for either first or second dose of Covishield. The vaccines will be administered absolutely free of cost to our members and their dependents.

If you are an active member of SWA, and wish to book your vaccination through this drive for self and/or dependents, please fill up the Google form, as below, with all relevant particulars. (Registration Link: https://forms.gle/tE2SS9QNsMopbTc17 )

Please note that reservation will be subject to the limited stock available and fulfilment of vaccination criteria as per the government advisory. The appointments for vaccination will be strictly on a ‘First Come, First Served’ basis, till our stock lasts.

Please also go through the eligibility criteria, guidelines & FAQs before you apply for a vaccination slot, as given below.

Warm Regards,

Zaman Habib

Hon. Gen. Sec.

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प्रिय सदस्य,

हम आशा करते हैं कि आप और आपके प्रियजन स्वस्थ और सुरक्षित हैं। जैसा कि आप पहले से ही जानते हैं, एसडबल्यूए ने 1 से 5 जून 2021 तक नेटफ्लिक्स के सहयोग से  अपने सदस्यों के लिए कोविड टीकाकरण के पहले अभियान का आयोजन किया थ।  इस अभियान में हमें भारी प्रतिक्रिया मिली थी और हमारे सैकड़ों सदस्यों को इस माध्यम से सफलतापूर्वक टीका लगाया गया।

एक बार फिर, अपने सदस्यों के कल्याण और सुरक्षा के अपने प्रयासों को जारी रखते हुए हम नेटफ्लिक्स के साथ साझेदारी करते हुए दूसरे कोविड टीकाकरण अभियान के साथ लौट रहे हैं।  टीकाकरण शिविर का आयोजन 28 अगस्त से 30 अगस्त 2021 तक ताज लैंड्स एंड, बैंक्वेट हॉल, बांद्रा-वेस्ट, मुंबई में किया जाएगा। टीका आपके और आपकी 2 आश्रितों के लिए उपलब्ध होगा। कोविशिल्ड की पहली या दूसरी खुराक के लिए स्लॉट बुक किया जा सकता है। हमारे सदस्यों और उनके आश्रितों के लिए टिकाकरण निशुल्क दिया जाएगा।

यदि आप एसडबल्यूए के एक सक्रिय सदस्य हैं, और स्वयं और / या आश्रितों के लिए इस ड्राइव के माध्यम से अपना टीकाकरण बुक करना चाहते हैं, तो कृपया सभी ज़रूरी जानकारी के साथ नीचे दिया गया गूगल फ़ॉर्म भरें। (रजिस्ट्रेशन लिंक: https://forms.gle/tE2SS9QNsMopbTc17 )

कृपया ध्यान दें कि वैक्सिनेशन का स्लॉट हमारे सीमित स्टॉक की उपलब्धता और सरकारी टीकाकरण मानदंडों की पूर्ति के अनुसार किया जायेगा। स्लॉट का निर्धारण, स्टॉक के रहने तक, ‘पहले आओ, पहले पाओ’ के आधार पर रहेगा।

टीकाकरण स्लॉट के लिए आवेदन करने से पहले कृपया नीचे दिये गये पात्रता मानदंड, दिशानिर्देश और अक्सर पूछे जाने वाले प्रश्न पढ़ लें।

भवदीय

ज़माँ हबीब

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IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

(Click to download as PDF)

  • Please only come 15 minutes early to your appointment.
  • Wear a short sleeve shirt if possible.
  • Bring your Aadhaar card, CoWin beneficiary ID and details of any past vaccinations (e.g. whether you have received the first jab of Covishield).

What to expect at the vaccination site:

  • Step 1 – When you arrive at the Taj Lands End banquet space, you will go through visitor registration and our safety officers will hand out a Vaccination History Form as mandated by the hospital. They will then escort you to a doctor’s consultation.
  • Step 2 – Our safety officers will guide you to a doctor’s consultation room. Once your consultation is completed and you are cleared to receive the vaccine, you will be escorted to the registration section.
  • Step 3 – At registration, your Govt ID / Aadhaar details and vaccination form will be verified. Once that is completed, safety officers will guide you to the vaccination area.
  • Step 4 – You will receive a token at the vaccination area. Please wait your turn, and once your number is called, our safety officers will bring you to the vaccination booth.
  • Step 5 – In the vaccination booth, a nurse will administer the vaccine and an administrative assistant will update vaccination details on the government portal.
  • Step 6 – Once you have been vaccinated, volunteers will escort you to a waiting area, where you are required to wait for 30 minutes in case there are adverse reactions to the vaccine. Once the time is up, and if you have not had any adverse reactions, you will be escorted to the exit. Please ensure you return your token to the security officer before you leave.

Eligibility criteria as defined by the hospital

  1. 18 years+
  2. Exclusions
Provisional / temporary considerations — for any one of the below cases, COVID-19 vaccination is to be deferred for 90 days after recovery: 

●      Persons with active symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection.

●      SARS-CoV-2 patients who have been given anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma.

●      Acutely unwell and hospitalized (with or without intensive care) patients due to any illness.

●      Pregnant women and lactating mothers (please consult your physician for lactating mothers)
●      People with a history of reaction to previous dose

●      Any kind of immediate or delayed-onset anaphylaxis or allergic reaction to vaccines or injectable therapies, pharmaceutical products, food-items, etc. in the past

Guidelines – Pre-Vaccination, During Vaccination and Post-Vaccination

Pre-vaccination Desired action
Previous known allergic reactions –   Speak to your clinician and get prescription for dosage administration
People with diabetes and or blood pressure issues –    Check blood pressure and blood sugar levels, they should be in control before you get vaccinated

–    Disclose the values to on-site medical team before vaccination

Received blood plasma or monoclonal antibodies –   Wait for 2 months before taking any vaccination
During vaccination
Allow easy access for medical staff to the upper arm area to vaccinate –   Wear appropriate clothing, like a short sleeve shirt
If there are side effects like an allergic reaction, rashes, etc. –   DO NOT PANIC. Medical staff will attend
Post-vaccination
Rest in the waiting room  for at least 30 minutes
If side effects persist for more than 24-48 hours –   Connect with a doctor
Onset of fever –   Take paracetamol
Continue wearing mask and practice social distancing
Symptoms of Covid-19 –   Isolate and get tested 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Where is the vaccination drive located?
A: At Taj Lands End, Mumbai: Band Stand, BJ Road, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

Landmark:Next to Fr. Agnel Ashram, Bandstand Promenade

Q: I had registered for the first dose, do I need to re-register for the second dose?
A: Yes, we request you to re-register yourself and your dependents for the second dose

Q: Why do I need to re-register as I had already registered for the first dose

A: As per internal compliance mandate, we had deleted all the previous data. Moreover there will be a few members who might be travelling / not available for the second dose / already took the second dose elsewhere; hence these jabs can be used for others.

Q: Is there parking available at the hotel?
A: Taj will provide dedicated parking at the premises subject to availability.

Q: Do I need to install the Aarogya Setu App? 

A: It is advisable to install Aarogya Setu App however it is not mandatory.

Q: Which vaccine are we getting?
A: Covishield 

Q: Why is Covaxin not being offered?
A: Our hospital partner has secured vaccines from the Serum Institute, which manufactures Covishield and doesn’t manufacture Covaxin.

Q: How long will the entire process take?
A: The total duration, from the time you get to the building until the time you exit, is approximately 1 hour. In case we get an overwhelming response, please expect slight delays.

Q: Who is included in “partner +2”?
A: Family members (partner, parents, kids, siblings etc ) are eligible within the 2 dependents, as are people who live with you, for example roommates/flat mates and house help (maids, drivers, etc.).

Q: I have already taken the first dose, can I take the second dose in this vaccination drive?
A: Yes, if the first dose that you received was Covishield and it has been at least 84 days since your first jab. Your CoWin registration also needs to reflect that your first Covishield jab was completed at least 84 days ago. If you have taken the first dose before new regulation came, CoWIN might show that you are due for the second dose. But, you still need to maintain the 84 days gap between 2 doses. If you come for the vaccination, the CoWIN portal will not permit hospital staff to update the second jab before 84 days.

Q: I was positive and recovered sometime back, when can I take the vaccine?
A: If it’s been 90 days since recovery, then you are eligible to take the vaccine. However it will be dependent upon the on-site doctor’s recommendation after checking your medical history. Please refer to hospital criteria.

Q: How do I get the Beneficiary ID?
A: Once you have used your OTP and registered yourself on CoWin using Govt ID / Aadhaar, you can click on your name and you will find your beneficiary ID on the app.

Q: What is the difference between REF ID and Beneficiary ID?
A: If you register through the CoWin portal you will get the REF ID, if you register through the Aadhaar card, you will get the beneficiary ID. Both are the same.

Q: Do I need to get a Beneficiary ID for myself or all my dependents coming for the vaccination?
A: You need a beneficiary ID for all. You can register up to 4 members using one phone number.

Q: What if someone faints or is not feeling well after the vaccination?
A: A medical emergency room has been set up with a doctor and a nurse to attend to anyone who experiences adverse reactions to the vaccine. In case of emergency, we will have an ambulance stationed at the premises equipped with life support machines.

Q: Do I need to prepare or check anything else before coming for the vaccination?
A: Please refer to Pre/During/Post vaccination information provided earlier in this document.

Q: What if I don’t get Aadhaar for the vaccination, will other Government IDs be considered?
A: You may carry the Govt ID proof that you had used for enrolling on the CoWin portal.

Q: I managed to get my shot, however some of my dependents have yet to receive theirs. If I don’t accompany them on – can they still get the first dose as part of the drive?
A:Yes, they need to mention your name in the form under the first section that says “Referred By”

Q: My father has registered himself using his PAN number and received his first shot. Is updating the Aadhar number mandatory? His beneficiary id is available nevertheless on the system.
A: If you or your dependent have the ID proof as per CoWin portal, then it shall suffice.

Q: What if I took the first jab on another ID like, PAN Card, Driving license etc. Do I need to re-register with Aadhar?

A: No need to re-register, please bring in your ID proof that you had used for first jab when you are coming for the second jab, provided you have completed 84 days from the first jab.

Q: I have not taken the first jab earlier and this would be my first jab. Am I eligible for it?

A: Yes, you and your dependents are eligible to take this jab as your first jab however please note that we won’t be organising any more drives and you will need to get your second job through govt / private hospitals

Q: My dependent had taken first jab elsewhere. Are they eligible to get their second jab at Netflix drive?

A: Yes, they are eligible to take their second Jab at this drive.

Q: Is this chargeable?

A: No, Netflix will cover the cost of this drive

Q: Can we conduct our own vaccine drive and charge it back on to the project/ Netflix?

A: No

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ASK THE EXPERT! (ONLINE WEBINAR) एक्सपर्ट से पूछिए! (ऑनलाइन वैबिनार)

Dear member,

Screenwriters Association of India (SWA) is back with the monthly webinar for our members. SWA in collaboration with UNICEF and DLA Foundation presents:

ASK THE EXPERT!

Feeling low?

Finding it difficult to be creative or focused in these uncertain times?

Worried about your family’s well-being in a post-lockdown world?

Got any doubts about appropriate post-COVID behaviour and lifestyle?

Or are you writing a story keeping the current pandemic and its aspects in mind?

Whatever your queries or doubts are about coping in a post-COVID world, you can now have them answered by a team of experts in psychiatry and counselling as SWA collaborates with UNICEF and DLA Foundation to present an interactive Q and A session for our members.

Simply register for the talk using the form link below and send in your query to us and we will have it answered by our panelists – Dr Shekhar P Seshadri and Ms Tanuja Babre – in a live interactive Q & A session where they will take on both live and mailed queries.

Date: 21st August, 2021 (Saturday)

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM IST on Zoom.

SPEAKERS:

Dr Shekhar P Seshadri

Dr Shekhar P Seshadri is a child psychiatrist with over 35 years of experience in the field of child mental health. As Senior Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NIMHANS, his work extends beyond the clinical population to children and child care institutions/ service providers across the country as well as the South Asia region. Some of his special areas of interest in child mental health are childhood trauma, gender and sexuality issues and life skill education.

Tanuja Babre

Ms Tanuja Babre holds a masters in counselling psychology from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She has been working in the area of mental health, psychosocial well-being and technology assisted counselling. She has worked with clients across age groups, gender and sexual orientation to offer counseling and psychotherapy services. Since 2017, she has been serving as the Programme Coordinator of iCALL, a national level technology assisted mental health service, based in TISS.

MODERATOR

Satyanshu Singh

Satyanshu Singh is a National Award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, and professor of cinema. He started his professional journey by writing poems for ‘Udaan’. He has directed critically acclaimed films ‘Tamaash’ and ‘Chintu Ka Birthday’. In 2020, he independently conducted online lectures for coronavirus relief which were attended by hundreds of students from across the world. Satyanshu has recently authored a screenwriting textbook in Hindi.

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प्रिय सदस्य,

स्क्रीनराइटर्स  एसोसिएशन ऑफ इंडिया (SWA) अपने सदस्यों के लिए मासिक वेबिनार की श्रृंखला में एक और कड़ी जोड़ते हुए यूनिसेफ और डीएलए फाउंडेशन के साथ मिलकर प्रस्तुत करता है,

एक्सपर्ट से पूछिए !

क्या आप निराश महसूस कर रहे हैं?

मुश्किल मौजूदा हालात में आपको रचनात्मक होने में या ध्यान केंद्रित करने में कठिनाई हो रही हैं?

लॉकडाउन के बाद की दुनिया में क्या आप अपने परिवार की खुशहाली को लेकर चिंतित हैं?

कोविड उपरांत उचित व्यवहार और जीवन शैली के बारे में कोई संदेह हैं?

या आप वर्तमान कोविड महामारी और इसके पहलुओं को ध्यान में रखते हुए कोई कहानी लिख रहे हैं? 

कोविड उपरांत की दुनिया से सम्बंधित आपके सभी संदेह या सवालो के जवाब अब आपको मनोचिकित्सा और काउंसलिंग के विशेषज्ञों की एक टीम द्वारा मिल सकते हैं क्योंकि एसडबल्यूए, यूनिसेफ और डीएलए फाउंडेशन के साथ मिलकर अपने सदस्यों के लिए एक इंटरैक्टिव प्रश्नोत्तर सत्र प्रस्तुत कर रहा हैं। 

बस नीचे दिए गए लिंक पर क्लिक करके रजिस्टर करें और अपने प्रश्न हमें भेजें। हमारे पैनलिस्ट – डॉ शेखर पी शेषाद्री और तनुजा बाबरे इस लाइव इंटरैक्टिव सत्र में आपके प्रश्नो के उत्तर देंगे।

दिनांक: 21 अगस्त, 2021 (शनिवार)

समय: शाम 5:00 से 6:30 बजे तक (ज़ूम पर)

वक्ता:

डॉ. शेखर पी शेषाद्री

डॉ. शेखर पी शेषाद्री एक बाल मनोचिकित्सक हैं जिन्हे बाल मानसिक स्वास्थ्य के क्षेत्र में 35 से अधिक वर्षो का अनुभव  हैं। NIMHANS में बाल और किशोर मनोचिकित्सा के वरिष्ठ प्रोफेसर के रूप में, उनका काम देश के साथ-साथ दक्षिण एशिया क्षेत्र के बच्चों और बाल संरक्षण संस्थानों / सेवा प्रदाताओं  से भी आगे जाता हैं। बाल मानसिक स्वास्थ्य में बचपन के आघात, लिंग (जेंडर आइडेंटिटी) और कामुकता से जुड़े मसले और जीवन कौशल शिक्षा जैसे विषयो में उनकी विशेष रूचि हैं ।

तनुजा बाबरे

तनुजा बाबरे टाटा इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ सोशल साइंसेज से परामर्श मनोविज्ञान (काउन्सलिंग साइकोलॉजी) में स्नातकोत्तर हैं। वह मानसिक स्वास्थ्य, मनोसामाजिक कल्याण और प्रौद्योगिकी सहायता परामर्श के क्षेत्र में कार्य कर रही है। उन्होंने सभी वर्ग, आयु , लिंग और यौन अभिविन्यास के लोगो के लिए परामर्श और मनोचिकित्सा सेवाएं देने का कार्य किया हैं। वर्ष 2017 के बाद से, वह iCALL  (TISS में स्थित एक राष्ट्रीय स्तर की प्रौद्योगिकी सहायता प्राप्त मानसिक स्वास्थ्य सेवा) की योजना समन्वयक के रूप में कार्यरत हैं।  

संचालक:

सत्यांशु सिंह

सत्यांशु सिंह एक राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार विजेता फिल्म निर्माता, पटकथा लेखक और सिनेमा के प्रोफेसर हैं। उन्होंने ‘उड़ान’ फ़िल्म के लिए कविताएँ लिखकर अपने करियर की यात्रा शुरू की। उन्होंने समीक्षकों द्वारा प्रशंसित फिल्में ‘तमाश’ और ‘चिंटू का बर्थडे’ का निर्देशन किया है। 2020 में, उन्होंने स्वतंत्र रूप से कोरोनावायरस राहत के लिए ऑनलाइन लेक्चर आयोजित किए, जिसमें दुनिया भर के सैकड़ों छात्रों ने हिस्सा लिया। सत्यांशु ने हाल ही में पटकथा लेखन पर एक हिंदी पाठ्यपुस्तक लिखी है।

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Register free for ‘THE CONTENT HUB 2021’ ‘द कंटेंट हब 2021’ के लिये मुफ्‍त रजिस्टर करें

Dear writer friends,

In our continued efforts to provide new avenues to our members, SWA gives you an opportunity to attend “The Content Hub 2021”. Indiantelevision.com brings to you the 5th edition of The Content Hub 2021 – The largest gathering of content creators from Bollywood, television and digital platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, Emmay Entertainment. Reliance Entertainment, Zee Studios, Sonyliv, Viacom18 Studios, Voot and many more etc. with over 100 speakers and around 30 sessions!

The Content Hub (TCH) aims at creating an experience for lifetime. Spread over 3 days with Fireside chats, Panel Discussions and Masterclasses -TCH is all about learning, networking and collaborating towards building a road-map for a better content ecosphere. It will work as a catalyst bringing together individual creators, professional storytellers and producers, streaming platforms and broadcasters, film studios, animation studios, talent managers, digital print publishers and much more.

Date: 28th, 29th & 30th July

Timings: 10.30 am – 6.00pm

 A list of stellar speakers and mentors from the Indian Film & Television industry will grace the event. See the attached poster for more details.

Click on the the link to register for free to attend The Content Hub: https://thecontenthub.in/event-platform/swa-registration.php

Only limited seats available for the next 36 hours

For queries, send an email to event@swaindia.org

Team SWA 

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प्रिय लेखक मित्र,

सदस्यों को नए अवसर प्रदान करने के हमारे निरंतर प्रयासों में, SWA आपके लिए ‘द कंटेंट हब 2021’ में भाग लेने का मौका लेकर आ रहा हैं। Indiantelevision.com द कंटेंट हब 2021 का 5 वां संस्करण आयोजित कर रहा है जिसमें बॉलीवुड, टेलीविज़न और नैटफ्लिक्स, अमेज़न प्राइम, ज़ी 5, एम्मे एंटरटेनमेंट, रिलायंस एंटरटेनमेंट, ज़ी स्टूडियोज़, सोनिलिव, वायाकॉम 18 स्टूडियोज़, वूट जैसे कई और डिजिटल प्लेटफॉर्म्स से जुड़े 100 से अधिक वक्ता इस कार्यक्रम के लगभग 30 सत्रों का हिस्सा होंगे।

द कंटेंट हब (TCH) का उद्देश्य उम्र भर के लिए यादगार अनुभव प्रदान करना है। अनौपचारिक बातचीत, पैनल चर्चायें और मास्टरक्लासेज़ के साथ 3 दिनों में फैला द कंटेंट हब, शिक्षा, नेटवर्किंग और साथ मिलकर बेहतर कंटेंट के परिवेश के लिए रोड-मैप बनाने की दिशा में कार्य करेगा। साथ ही रचनाकारों, पेशेवर कहानीकारों, निर्माताओं, स्ट्रीमिंग प्लेटफॉर्म्स, प्रसारकों, फिल्म स्टूडियो, एनीमेशन स्टूडियो, टैलेंट मैनेजर्स और डिजिटल प्रिंट प्रकाशकों को एक साथ लाने का काम भी करेगा।

दिनांक: 28, 29 और 30 जुलाई

समय: 10.30 बजे – शाम 6.00 बजे

भारतीय फिल्म और टेलीविजन जगत के कई जाने माने वक्ता इस कार्यक्रम की शोभा बढ़ाएंगे। अधिक जानकारी के लिए संलग्न पोस्टर देखें।

द कंटेंट हब में भाग लेने के लिए इस लिंक पर क्लिक कर मुफ्त पंजीकरण करें: https://thecontenthub.in/event-platform/swa-registration.php

सीमित सीटें उपलब्ध हैं, केवल अगले 36 घंटों के लिए।

अधिक जानकारी या अपने प्रश्नों के लिए हमें event@swaindia.org पर ईमेल करें।

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SWA’s Online Workshop on TV/Web Story Writing एसडबल्यूए की ऑनलाइन टीवी/वैब स्टोरी राइटिंग वर्कशॉप

SWA is back with its series of Screenwriting Workshops! We are beginning with a 2-day online workshop on ‘TV/Web Story Writing’ by senior screenwriter Mr. Vinod Ranganath.

Mr. Vinod Ranganath has been working as a screenwriter for over 28 years having written many shows – like Swabhimaan, Sea Hawks, Kittie Party, Mere Angane Mein & Crime Patrol. Besides being an activist at SWA, he has also been teaching scriptwriting for 19 years. He has conducted workshops and master classes all over the country and abroad, and is a visiting faculty at FTII & WWI. He was also the main tutor of FTII’s TV & Web Writing Course.

The workshop will be conducted online on 24th & 25th July 2021 (Saturday & Sunday).

 The workshop shall cover the following modules:

 DAY ONE

1) What is an idea? How do you get an idea?

2) Difference between writing for the Big Screen (Films) & Small Screen (TV and OTT)

3) Idea to Story – The Steps

4) Character & Exercises in Character Creation

DAY TWO

1) Plot Construction

2) Importance of Milestones in Story

3) Examples of Milestones from TV/Films

4) Exercise in Milestone creation

 WORKSHOP TIMINGS (DAY 1 & 2)

First Session: 10.00 am to 11.30 am

Tea Break: 11.30 am to 11.45 am

Second Session: 11.45 am to 1.15 pm

Lunch Break: 1.15 pm to 2.00 pm

Third Session: 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm

Tea Break: 3.30 pm to 3.45 pm

Fourth Session: 3.45 pm to 4.15 pm

REGISTRATION FEE: INR 1,000/- plus GST@18% (Total fees for 2 days)

Limited Seats. Register TODAY. Click here to register. 

For queries, send an email to event@swaindia.org OR call Mr. Sanchit, Events Manager at +91 9766138221 (11.00 AM to 7.00 PM, Mon-Sat.)

 

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 एसडबल्यूए अपनी पटकथा लेखन वर्कशॉप्स की श्रृंखला पुनः शुरु कर रहा है! वरिष्ठ पटकथा लेखक श्री विनोद रंगनाथ द्वारा ‘टीवी /वैब स्टोरी राइटिंग’ पर 2-दिवसीय ऑनलाइन वर्कशॉप के साथ हम इसकी शुरुआत कर रहे हैं।

 विनोद रंगनाथ पिछले 28 वर्षों से एक पटकथा लेखक के रूप में कार्य कर रहे हैं और आपने कई टीवी धारावाहिक लिखे हैं जिनमें ‘स्वाभिमान’, ‘सी हॉक्स’, ‘किटी पार्टी’, ‘मेरे अँगने में’ और ‘क्राइम पैट्रोल’ शामिल हैं। एसडबल्यूए से एक एक्टिविस्ट के रूप में जुड़े होने के साथ ही वे पिछले 19 वर्षों से पटकथा लेखन भी सिखा रहे हैं। उन्होंने देश विदेश में कई कार्यशालायें और मास्टरक्लासों का संचालन किया हैं, और वे FTII और व्हिस्टलिंग वुड्स इंटरनेशनल में विज़िटिंग फैकल्टी भी हैं। वे FTII के टीवी और वैब लेखन के कोर्स के मुख्य अध्यापक भी रह चुके हैं।

 

वर्कशॉप 24 और 25 जुलाई 2021 (शनिवार और रविवार) को ऑनलाइन आयोजित की जाएगी।

वर्कशॉप में निम्नलिखित मॉड्यूल शामिल होंगे:

 पहला दिन

1) आइडिया क्या है? आपको एक आइडिया कैसे मिलता है?

2) बड़ी स्क्रीन (फिल्म्स) और छोटी स्क्रीन (टीवी) के लिए लिखने के बीच का अंतर

3) आइडिया टू स्टोरी- स्टेप्स

4) चरित्र और चरित्र लेखन पर अभ्यास

दूसरा दिन

1) प्लॉट की रचना

2) कहानी में माइलस्टोन्स का महत्व

3) टीवी / फिल्म्स से माइलस्टोन्स के उदाहरण

4) माइलस्टोन निर्माण पर अभ्यास

 वर्कशॉप का समय: (दोनों दिनों के लिए)

पहला सत्र: सुबह 10.00 से सुबह 11.30 बजे तक

टी ब्रेक: सुबह 11.30 से सुबह 11.45 बजे तक

दूसरा सत्र: सुबह 11.45 से दोपहर 1.15 बजे तक

लंच ब्रेक: दोपहर 1.15 से दोपहर 2.00 बजे तक

तीसरा सत्र: दोपहर 2.00 बजे से दोपहर 3.30 बजे तक

टी ब्रेक: दोपहर 3.30 से दोपहर 3.45 बजे तक

चौथा सत्र: दोपहर 3.45 से शाम 4.15 बजे तक

रजिस्ट्रेशन शुल्क: INR 1,000/- GST @18% अतिरिक्त (2 दिनों के लिए कुल शुल्क)

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अपने सवाल event@swaindia.org पर ईमेल करें या संचित- इवेंट्स मैनेजर, एसडबल्यूए को +91 9766138221 (11.00 AM से 7.00 PM, सोम-शनि) पर संपर्क करे।

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WRITING FOR TELEVISION (ONLINE WEBINAR) 11 June 2021, Fri, 5:00 – 6:30 PM राइटिंग फ़ॉर टेलेविजन (ऑनलाइन वैबिनार)

Screenwriters Association of India (SWA) is back with a fresh stream of webinars and workshops for you, beginning with our ‘Writing for Television’ online webinar. 

Join us for a lively panel discussion on the art and craft of TV writing featuring a panel of experienced writers of popular shows. 

Date: 11th June, 2021 Friday 

Time: 5.00 – 6.30 pm IST 

SPEAKERS
ZAMA HABIB: Zama Habib, also known as Zaman Habib, is a Mumbai-based Indian television writer and producer. He has written for serials such as Nimki Mukhiya, Ishaaro Ishaaro Mein and Sasuraal Genda Phool. Currently he is associated with the popular shows, Anupamaa and Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. 

VINOD RANGANATH: Vinod Ranganath has been working as a script writer for over 28 years and having written many shows of which some of them being Swabhimaan, Sea Hawks, Kittie Party, Mere Angane Mein & Crime Patrol. Besides being an activist at SWA, he has also been teaching scriptwriting for 19 years. He has conducted workshops and master classes all over the country and abroad, and is the visiting faculty at FTII & WWI. Main Tutor of FTII’s TV & Web Writing Course.  

SATYAM TRIPATHI: Satyam Tripathi is an Indian Television writer with three decades of experience writing and directing television with some key writing projects being 12/24 Karol Bagh and Hitler Didi for Zee Television & Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi and Parvarrish for Sony Entertainment.

SWEKSHA BHAGAT: An alumnus of FTII, Sweksha taught Screenwriting as an Assistant Professor at FTII (2019-2020). She has written award-winning television shows – Qubool Hai, Chakravartin Ashok Samrat, Peshwa Bajirao, Kullfi Kumaar Baajewala to name a few.

APARAJITA SHARMA: Aparajita Sharma has been writing for Indian Television for about 15 years. She has written screenplay and dialogues for several shows on leading channels like Star Plus, Zee, Colours, Sony and others. Some of her shows are Kuchh Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi, Kulfi Kumar Baajewaala, Qubool Hai, Anupama and Imlie. 

MODERATOR

DEBASHISH IRENGBAM: Debashish Irengbam is a Mumbai-based scriptwriter and novelist. He has written episodes for popular TV shows such as Adaalat, Dil Dostii Dance, Gumrah, to name a few. He is also the author of three novels – Me, Mia, Multiple, Charlie Next Door, Tune for the Dead (co-authored) published by HarperCollins Publishers India.

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स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन (एसडबल्यूए) एक बार फिर वैबिनार और कार्यशालाओं की एक नई पहल लेकर लौटा है, और इसकी शुरुआत हो रही हैं ‘राइटिंग फॉर टेलीविजन’ वैबिनार से। आइये, लोकप्रिय टीवी धारावाहिकों के अनुभवी लेखकों से सजे एक पैनल द्वारा टीवी लेखन-शिल्प पर इस रोचक चर्चा का हिस्सा बने।

दिनांक: 11 जून 2021, शुक्रवार 

समय: 5 – 6 .30  बजे (भारतीय समयानुसार)  

वक़्ता

ज़माँ हबीब: ज़माँ हबीब भारतीय टेलीविजन जगत के एक प्रसिद्ध लेखक और निर्माता हैं। उन्होंने ‘निमकी मुखिया’, ‘इशारों इशारों में’ और ‘ससुराल गेंदा फूल’ जैसे धारावाहिक लिखे हैं। इस समय वे लोकप्रिय धारावाहिक ‘अनुपमा’ और ‘ये रिश्ता क्या कहलाता हैं’ से जुड़े हैं।

विनोद रंगनाथ: विनोद रंगनाथ पिछले 28 वर्षों से एक पटकथा लेखक के रूप में कार्य कर रहे हैं और आपने कई टीवी धारावाहिक लिखे हैं जिनमें ‘स्वाभिमान’, ‘सी हॉक्स’, ‘किटी पार्टी’, ‘मेरे अँगने में’ और ‘क्राइम पैट्रोल’ शामिल हैं। एसडबल्यूए से एक एक्टिविस्ट के रूप में जुड़े होने के साथ ही वह पिछले 19 वर्षों से पटकथा लेखन भी सिखा रहे हैं। उन्होंने देश विदेश में कई कार्यशालायें और मास्टरक्लासों का संचालन किया हैं, और वे FTII और व्हिस्टलिंग वुड्स इंटरनेशनल में विजिटिंग फैकल्टी हैं। वे FTII के टीवी और वैब लेखन के पाठ्यक्रमों के मुख्य अध्यापक भी हैं।

सत्यम त्रिपाठी: सत्यम त्रिपाठी एक भारतीय टेलीविजन लेखक हैं और विगत तीन दशकों से  टेलीविज़न जगत में लेखक और निर्देशक के रूप में सक्रिय है। इनकी प्रमुख लेखन कृतियों में ज़ी टेलीविजन के लिए ‘12/24 करोल बाग’, ‘हिटलर दीदी’ और सोनी एंटरटेनमेंट के लिए ‘परवरिश’ और ‘जस्सी जैसी कोई नही’ का नाम आता हैं।

स्वेच्छा भगत:  FTII की पूर्व छात्र रह चुकी स्वेच्छा भगत ने वर्ष 2019-20 में FTII में पटकथा लेखन की सहायक प्रोफेसर के तौर पर भी कार्य किया हैं । उन्होंने ‘कुबूल है’, ‘चक्रवर्ती अशोक सम्राट’, ‘पेशवा बाजीराव’ और ‘कुल्फी कुमार बाजेवाला’ जैसे कई पुरस्कृत टीवी धारावाहिक लिखे हैं।  

अपराजिता शर्मा: अपराजिता शर्मा लगभग 15 वर्षों से भारतीय टेलीविजन के लिए लिख रही हैं। उन्होंने स्टार प्लस, ज़ी, कलर्स और सोनी जैसे प्रमुख चैनलों के कई धारावाहिकों के लिए पटकथा और संवाद लिखे हैं। उनके द्वारा लिखे गए धारावाहिकों में ‘कुछ रंग प्यार के ऐसे भी’, ‘कुल्फी कुमार बाजेवाला,’ ‘क़ुबूल हैं’, ‘अनुपमा’ और ‘इमली’ का नाम आता है।

संचालक

देबाशीष इरैंगबाम:  मुंबई में बसे देबाशीष इरैंगबाम, पटकथा लेखक और उपन्यासकार हैं। उन्होंने कई लोकप्रिय धारावाहिकों के एपिसोड भी लिखे हैं जिनमें ‘अदालत’, ‘दिल दोस्ती डांस’ और ‘गुमराह’ शामिल हैं। इसके अलावा वे हार्पर कॉलिंस पब्लिशर्स इंडिया द्वारा प्रकाशित ‘मि मिया मल्टीप्ल’, ‘चार्ली नैक्स्ट डोर’, ‘ट्यून फॉर द डेड’ (सह-लेखक) के लेखक भी हैं।  

नि: शुल्क वैबिनार, सिर्फ वैध सदस्यता वाले एसडबल्यूए सदस्यों के लिये। पंजीकरण आवश्यक। रजिस्ट्रेशन के लिये नीचे दिये गये बटन पर क्लिक करें या इस लिंक पर जायें: https://forms.gle/brhsLciEGa7RZ6Py8

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COVID19 VACCINATION DRIVE BY SWA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NETFLIX नैटफ्लिक्स के सहयोग से एसडबल्यूए का कोविड19 वैक्सिनेशन अभियान

Dear members,

The welfare and safety of its members has always been SWA’s primary concern. We wish you and your family members’ good health and a safe future. In our efforts to continuously strive for the well-being of our members, we at SWA, in partnership with Netflix have organized a COVID19 Vaccination Camp for our writer members, absolutely free of cost. For now we have 1000 doses available.

If you are an active member of SWA, and wish to be vaccinated, please fill up the following Google form, with all relevant particulars; Link: https://forms.gle/2mDzsa54x1hBChbz5 

We shall get back to you on details of your vaccination slot/time at the Bandra Kurla Complex Vaccination Camp, Mumbai. Please note that reservation will be subject to our limited stock and fulfillment of vaccination criteria as per the government advisory. The appointments for vaccination will be strictly on a ‘First Come, First Served’ basis, till our stock lasts.

Please also go through the ‘Eligibility Criteria,’ and hospital advisory, listing mandatory actions/attention required before you apply for a vaccination slot; Link: https://www.swaindia.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Covid-Onsite-Vaccination-Max-Healthcare-Beneficiary-note.pdf 

Regards,

Zaman Habib

Hon. Gen. Sec.

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प्रिय सदस्य,

अपने सदस्यों की सुरक्षा और भलाई को लेकर एसडबल्यूए हमेशा से ही सजग रहा है। हम आपके और आपके परिवार के हर सदस्य के अच्छे स्वास्थ्य और सुरक्षित भविष्य की कामना करते हैं। हमारे सदस्यों के कल्याण के लिये किये गये हमारे प्रयासों की अगली कड़ी में एसडबल्यूए, नैटफ्लिक्स के सहयोग से, अपने सदस्य लेखकों के लिये एक कोविड19 वैक्सिनेशन कैम्प का आयोजन कर रहा है, जिसमें किसी भी प्रकार का कोई शुल्क नहीं लिया जायेगा। फिलहाल हमारे पास वैक्सीन के 1000 डोज़ उपलब्ध हैं।

अगर आप एसडबल्यूए के वैध सदस्य हैं और वैक्सिनेशन चाहते हैं तो कृपया सभी ज़रूरी जानकारी के साथ दिया गया गूगल फॉर्म भरें; लिंक: https://forms.gle/2mDzsa54x1hBChbz5 

हम इसके बाद वैक्सिनेशन के समय/स्लॉट की जानकारी आपको भेजेंगे, और बांद्रा कुर्ला कॉम्पलैक्स, मुंबई, पर आपका वैक्सिनेशन किया जायेगा। कृपया ध्यान दें कि वैक्सिनेशन का स्लॉट हमारे सीमित स्टॉक की उपलब्धता और सरकारी टीकाकरण मानदंडों की पूर्ति के अनुसार किया जायेगा। स्लॉट का निर्धारण, स्टॉक के रहने तक, ‘पहले आओ, पहले पाओ’ के आधार पर रहेगा।

कृपया, इन ‘पात्रता मानदंड’ (एलिजिबिलिटी क्राइटेरिया) और अस्पतालों के दिशा निर्देशों को ज़रूर पढ़ें, जिसमें वैक्सिनेशन के आवेदन के लिये अनिवार्य मानदंडों की सूची है; लिंक: https://www.swaindia.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Covid-Onsite-Vaccination-Max-Healthcare-Beneficiary-note.pdf 

आपका,

ज़माँ हबीब

मानद महासचिव  

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Addition of 18% GST on SWA Activities महत्वपूर्ण सूचना: एसडबल्यूए की गतिविधियों पर 18% जीएसटी

Dear writer friends,

As per Govt of India directives, Trade Unions, like the Screenwriters Association (SWA) will now be under the ambit of 18% GST on all their services and activities. Thus, henceforth, all SWA Memberships, Renewals, Upgradations, Readmissions and Script Registrations will be charged extra 18% as GST on all transactions. This is consequential with immediate effect.

Thanks and Regards,

Zaman Habib
Hon. Gen. Sec.

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प्रिय लेखक मित्र,

भारत सरकार के निर्देशों के अनुसार सभी ट्रेड यूनियन, जैसे स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन (एसडबल्यूए), अब से 18% GST के दायरे के भीतर आयेंगे। अतः अब से, एसडबल्यूए की सभी मेंबरशिप, रीन्यूअल, रीएडमिशन और स्क्रिप्ट रजिस्ट्रेशन के लिये 18% GST अतिरिक्त शुल्क लिया जायेगा। यह तुरंत ही लागू किया जायेगा।

धन्यवाद।

आपका,
ज़माँ हबीब
मानद महासचिव  

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REQUIRED: EXECUTIVE SECRETARY to COO

@ANDHERI FOR INDIA’s LARGEST WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION

EXPERIENCE: 5-8 yrs in similar capacity

QUALIFICATION: Graduate

LANGUAGE: English, Hindi, Marathi

SALARY: Up to Rs. 35K to 45K PM (Depending on skills & expertise)

OFFICE TIMINGS: Monday to Saturday | 11.00 am – 7.00 pm

BRIEF ROLE:

  • Coordinate meetings (including agenda, venue, meeting notification, etc)
  • Maintain minutes of meetings (MOM), ensure implementation of the agenda/ outcome discussed in meetings
  • Manage calendars, provide general administrative support as and when required
  • Develop the agenda in consultation with the Executive Committee
  • List pertinent correspondence that requires the meeting’s attention
  • Manage written communication independently

(Further details and detailed job description will be shared during interviews.)

SKILLS:

  • Excellent at written & verbal English communication
  • Ability to draft letters independently in a professional manner
  • Well-versed with MS Office & Internet
  • Good at interpersonal skills
  • Excellent dictation taking & typing ability

ORGANISATION:

Screenwriters Association is a membership-based Trade Union of screenwriters & lyricists of the Indian film, television, and digital media, registered under Trade Unions Act, 1926. The current members are around 25K across India. Staff of 11 in the Andheri office.

Kindly email us your detailed CV in MS WORD format to hr@swaindia.org

(Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a further rundown on the role & fitment. Candidates residing in nearby suburbs preferred i.e. Andheri, Versova, Juhu, Malad, Goregaon, Oshiwara, Bandra, Khar, Jogeshwari, Santacruz, Vile Parle, Kandivali etc. )

Required_ES

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SWA ELECTIONS 2021: Results एसडबल्यूए इलैक्शंस 2021: परिणाम

The 64th Annual General Body Election Meeting was conducted on Zoom today, on 18 April 2021 at 10:00 AM, in the presence of the Office Bearers, Scrutiny Committee members, Election Officer & SWA members. The Scrutiny Committee declared the elections open after confirming the presence of all the election candidates.

Unique e-voting links were sent to all the registered members. The Regular/Life members & Associate members voted online for the 21 posts of the Executive Committee, and 3 Posts of Executive Committee (Associate) respectively.

At 6:30 PM, the Scrutiny Committee announced the names of the winning candidates in a Zoom meeting in the presence of candidates & SWA members.

Office Bearers elected unopposed for the term 2021-23 are:

Robin Bhatt- President

Preeti Mamgain- Vice President

Sanjay Chouhan- Vice President

Zaman Habib- General Secretary

Danish Javed – Treasurer

Satyam Tripathy- Joint Secretary

Manisha Korde- Joint Secretary

The list of winning candidates constituting the new Executive Committee are as follows:

1. Abhijeet Deshpande

2. Abhiruchi Chand

3. Anjum Rajabali

4. Debashish Irengbam

5. Dhananjay Kumar

6. Hitesh Kewalya

7. Hussain Haidry

8. Mitesh Shah

9. Nikhil Vyas

10. Puneet Sharma

11. Rajesh Dubey

12. Sagar Pandya

13. Saiwyn Quadras

14. Saket Chaudhary

15. Sameer Javed Siddiqi

16. Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh

17. Satyanshu Singh

18. Shailender Singh Sodhi (Shellee)

19. Sumit Arora

20. Sweksha Bhagat

21. Vinod Ranganath

Winning candidates for Associate Members of the Executive Committee are as follows:

1. Deepanjan Roy

2. Gaurav Patki

3. Persis Chirag Sodawaterwalla

We thank SWA members for their active participation in the SWA Elections and their presence at the AGM, and congratulate all the winning candidates. 

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आज, 18 अप्रैल 2021 को 64वीं एन्युअल जनरल बॉडी इलैकशन मीटिंग सुबह 10.00 बजे ऑफ़िस बैर्रस, स्क्रूटिनी कमिटि, इलैक्शन ऑफ़िसर और एसडबल्यू के सदस्यों की उपस्थिति में ज़ूम एप पर ऑनलाइन संपन्न हुई। स्क्रूटिनी कमिटि ने उम्मीदवारों की उपस्थिति दर्ज करने के बाद चुनावों की घोषणा की।

ई-वोटिंग के लिये रजिस्टर करने वाले सभी सदस्यों को उनके ईमेल पर वोटिंग के लिये निजि लिंक भेजे गये थें। लाइफ़/रैग्यूलर और एसोसिएट सदस्यों ने क्रमशः एक्ज़ेक्यूटिव कमिटि के 21 पदों और एक्ज़ेक्यूटिव कमिटि (एसोसिएट) के 3 पदों के लिये वोट डालें। 

शाम 6:30 बजे, स्क्रूटिनी कमिटी ने ज़ूम मीटिंग पर उम्मीदवारों और एसडबल्यूए के सदस्यों के उपस्थिति में विजेताओं के नामों की घोषणा की। 

2021-23 के सत्र के लिये निर्विरोध चुने गये ऑफ़िस बैर्रस के नाम हैं –

श्री रॉबिन भट्ट – अध्यक्ष

सुश्री प्रीति ममगैन – उपाध्यक्ष

श्री संजय चौहान – उपाध्यक्ष

श्री ज़माँ हबीब – महासचिव

श्री दानिश जावेद – कोषाध्यक्ष

सुश्री मनीषा कोर्डे – संयुक्त सचिव

श्री सत्यम त्रिपाठी – संयुक्त सचिव

एक्ज़ेक्यूटिव कमिटी के लिये चुने गये विजेता उम्मीदवारों के नाम हैं: 

1. अभिजीत देशपांडे

2. अभिरुचि चंद

3. अंजुम रजबअली

4. देबाशीष इरेंगबैम

5. धनंजय कुमार

6. हितेश केवल्या

7. हुसैन हैदरी

8. मीतेश शाह

9. निखिल व्यास

10. पुनीत शर्मा

11. राजेश दूबे

12. सागर पंड्या

13. साइविन क्वाद्रस

14. साकेत चौधरी

15. समीर जावेद सिद्दिक़ी

16. संयुक्ता चावला शेख़

17. सत्यांशु सिंह

18. शैलेंद्र सिंह सोढ़ी (शैली)

19. सुमित अरोडा

20. स्वेच्छा भगत

21. विनोद रंगनाथ

एक्ज़ेक्यूटिव कमिटी के एसोसिएट सदस्यों के लिये चुने गये विजेता उम्मीदवारों के नाम हैं:

1. दीपांजन रॉय

2. गौरव पतकी

3. पर्सिस चिराग सोडावॉटरवाला

हम एजीएम में सदस्यों की उपस्थिति और चुनावों में सहभागिता के लिये उनका धन्यवाद करते हैं और सभी विजेताओं को बधाई देते हैं।

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SWA AGM & Elections 2021 will be held ONLINE on 18 April एसडबल्यूए एजीएम और इलैक्शन 18 अप्रैल 2021 को ऑनलाइन आयोजित होंगे

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING IS MEANT ONLY FOR LIFE, REGULAR AND ASSOCIATE 
MEMBERS OF THE SCREENWRITERS ASSOCIATION, MUMBAI. 

कृपया ध्यान दें: निम्न सूचना सिर्फ़ एसडबल्यूए के लाइफ़, रैग्यूलर और एसोसिएट सदस्यों के लिये है। 

Dear member

The 64th Annual General Body Meeting of the Screenwriters Association & Elections 2021 will take place ONLINE on 18 April 2021, as per our previous announcement. The SWA Office Bearers, Election Officer, Scrutiny Committee and the SWA staff members will join from their homes while the SWA office will remain completely shut as per the COVID advisory.

The Agenda of the AGM, Minutes of the previous AGM, reports of the General Secretaries and the Audited Accounts Statement were shared with you on an email, dated 31 March 2021 with subject line: “NOTICE: 64th Annual General Body Election Meeting, Nominations and e-Voting”.

We invite you to join the AGM and e-Voting from the comfort of your home. The members who have pre-registered to attend the AGM and/or participate in e-Voting will receive unique links for the same on separate emails sent to their registered email IDs.

If you have not yet pre-registered for the AGM and/or e-Voting you may do so till 15 April 2021, midnight, by filling this form: https://forms.gle/qxhVSxQaazWLQbCR6

If you wish to ask questions during the AGM, please email them to elections@swaindia.org

Regards,

Vinod Ranganath

Hon. Gen. Sec. (Adhoc)

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प्रिय सदस्य

स्क्रीनराइटर्स एसोसिएशन की 64वीं एन्युअल जनरल बॉडी मीटिंग और इलैक्शन पूर्व घोषणा के अनुसार ही 18 अप्रैल 2021 को होंगे। एसडबल्यूए के ऑफ़िस बैर्रस, इलैक्शन ऑफ़िसर, स्क्रूटिनी कमिटी और स्टाफ़़ मेंबर घर से ही इसमें शामिल होंगे और कोविड निर्देशों के अनुसार एसडबल्यूए का दफ़्तर पूरी तरह बंद रहेगा।

एजीएम का एजेंडा, पिछली एजीएम के मिनिट्स, महासचिवों की रिपोर्ट्स और ऑडिटिड अकाउंट्स स्टेटमेंट्स आपको पहले ही ईमेल पर भेजे जा चुके हैं। इस ईमेल की तारीख थी 31 मार्च 2021 और सबजैक्ट लाइन थी “NOTICE: 64th Annual General Body Election Meeting, Nominations and e-Voting”।

हम आपको भी घर बैठे ही एजीएम और ई-वोटिंग से जुड़ने के लिये आमंत्रित करते हैं। जिन सदस्यों ने एजीएम अटैंड करने और/अथवा ई-वोटिंग में भाग लेने के लिये प्री-रजिस्टर कर लिया है, उन्हें इस संबंध में दो अलग-अलग लिंक उनके रजिस्टर्ड ईमेल आइडी पर प्राप्त होंगे।

अगर आपने एजीएम और/अथवा ई-वोटिंग के लिये प्री-रजिस्टर नहीं किया है तो आप 15 अप्रैल 2021, मध्यरात्रि, तक इस फ़ॉर्म को भरकर ऐसा कर सकते है: https://forms.gle/qxhVSxQaazWLQbCR6

अगर आप एजीएम में कोई सवाल पूछना चाहें तो कृपया अपने सवाल elections@swaindia.org पर ईमेल करें।

आपका,

विनोद रंगनाथ

मानद महासचिव (एडहॉक)

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Office Bearers 2021

Dear SWA members,

This is to announce that on 9th April 2021, the Scrutiny Committee appointed to conduct SWA Elections 2021 declared the candidature of all the candidates for the post of Office Bearers as ‘UNOPPOSED’, in consideration with the fact that only single nominations were received for each post. The election for these posts stand ‘CEASED’ and the below-mentioned candidates are declared as ‘WINNERS’ being ‘UNOPPOSED’:

OFFICE BEARERS  HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
PRESIDENT 
Robin Bhatt  Robin Bhatt
VICE PRESIDENT
Preeti Mamgain  Preeti Mamgain
Sanjay Chouhan  Sanjay Chouhan
GENERAL SECRETARY
Zaman Habib  Zaman Habib
TREASURER
Danish Javed   Danish Javed
JOINT SECRETARIES
Satyam Tripathy  Satyam Tripathy
Manisha Korde  Manisha Korde

Below is the official letter duly signed by the members of the Scrutiny Committee:

Unoppossed Office Bearers 2021

 

Thanks & regards

Suhael Anwer

Chief Operating Officer, SWA

NOMINEES FOR SWA ELECTIONS 2021

FOR MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE  HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Abhijeet Deshpande  Abhijeet Deshpande
Abhiruchi Chand  Abhiruchi Chand
Anjum Rajabali  Anjum Rajabali
Debashish Irengbam  Debashish Irengbam
Dhananjay Kumar  Dhananjay Kumar
Ghanshyam Bhatt   Ghanshyam Bhatt
Hitesh Kewalya  Hitesh Kewalya
Hussain Haidry  Hussain Haidry
Irshad Dalal  Irshaad Dalal
Mahesh Badal   Mahesh Badal
Mitesh Shah  Mitesh Shah
Nikhil Vyas  Nikhil Vyas
Puneet Sharma  Puneet Sharma
Rajesh Dubey  Rajesh Dubey
Sagar Pandya  Sagar Pandya
Saiwyn Quadras Saiwyn Quadras
Saket Chaudhary  Saket Chaudhary
Sameer Javed Siddiqi  Sameer Siddiqi
Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh  Sanyuktha Chawla
Satyanshu Singh  Satyanshu Singh
Shailender Singh Sodhi (Shellee)  Shailender Singh Sodhi (Shellee)
Sumit Arora  Sumit Arora
Sweksha Bhagat  Sweksha Bhagat
Vibhanshu Vaibhav   Vibhanshu Vaibhav
Vinod Ranganath  Vinod Ranganath
FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE  
Deepanjan Roy  Deepanjan Royy
Gaurav Patki  Gaurav Patki
Hanif Khan   Hanif Khan
Manoj Kumar Mishra   Manoj Kumar Mishra
Persis Chirag Sodawaterwalla  Persis Sodawaterwalla

SWA Office closes temporarily due to Covid advisory | कोविड निर्देशों के कारण एसडबल्यूए दफ़्तर अस्थायी तौर पर बंद

LATEST UPDATE:

SWA REGISTERED OFFICE SHALL REMAIN CLOSE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC ADVISORY. 

नवीनतम जानकारी:

 कोविड महामारी से संबंधित निर्देशों के चलते एसडबल्यूए ऑफ़िस अगली सूचना तक बंद रहेगा।

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Dear Members,

In consideration of the prevailing Covid situation in Mumbai, and subsequent directions by the Govt. of Maharashtra, we hereby inform you that SWA Registered office will be closed from 6th April to 30th of April 2021, and all staff members will be actively ‘Working from Home.’ 

All New Memberships, Renewals, Readmissions and Upgradations will happen through contact@swaindia.com, wherein, upon your query, we will send you a Google Form and Payment link. 

Online Script Registration will start effective Thursday, 8th of April 2021, where all the members with valid membership will be able to register their Scripts, Stories, Screenplay, Synopsis, Dialogues and Songs online, without having to visit the SWA office.  

Reopening of the office is subject to further instructions from the Authorities. However, we will keep you duly informed about the same. 

The AGM and SWA Elections 2021 will be conducted as scheduled on 18th of April 2021, as per the earlier notice. 

We stay committed to serving our members and anticipate your understanding in these difficult times. 

Regards, 

Vinod Ranganath

Hon. Gen. Sec. (Adhoc)

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प्रिय सदस्य, 

महाराष्ट्र में कोविड की वर्तमान स्थिति और राज्य सरकार द्वारा उठाये गये कदमों को देखते हुये हम आपको सूचित कर रहे हैं कि एसडबल्यूए का रजिस्टर्ड दफ़्तर 6 अप्रैल से 30 अप्रैल 2021 तक बंद रहेगा और स्टाफ़ के सभी सदस्य ‘घर से काम’ (वर्क फ़्रॉम होम) करेंगे।

नयी सदस्यता, रिन्यूअल, रीएडमिशन, अपग्रेडेशन जैसी सभी प्रक्रियायें contact@swaindia.com के ज़रिये होंगी, जिस पर ईमेल मिलने के बाद हम आपको गूगल फ़ॉर्म और पेमेंट लिंक भेजेंगे।

ऑनलाइन स्क्रिप्ट रजिस्ट्रेशन की सेवा गुरुवार 8 अप्रैल 2021 से शुरु होगी, जिसके माध्यम से वैध सदस्यता वाले सभी सदस्य अपनी स्क्रिप्ट, कहानी, स्क्रीनप्ले, सिनॉप्सिस, डायलॉग और गीत बिना एसडबल्यूए दफ़्तर आये ही रजिस्टर करवा सकेंगे।   

दफ़्तर का दोबारा खुलना, सरकार के अगले निर्देशों पर निर्भर करेगा। हालांकि, हम आपको इस बारे में सूचना देते रहेंगे। 

एसडबल्यूए की एजीएम और इलैक्शन 2021 अपनी निर्धारित तारीख यानि 18 अप्रैल 2021 को ही होंगे, जैसा कि हमने आपको पिछले नोटिस में बताया था।

हम हमारे सदस्यों को बेहतर सेवायें देने के लिये प्रतिबद्ध हैं और इस मुश्किल वक़्त में आपसे सहयोग की आशा करते हैं।

आपका

विनोद रंगनाथ

मानद महासचिव (एडहॉक)

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EXTENSION OF LAST DATE TO REGISTER FOR AGM / VOTE IN SWA ELECTIONS 2021 एजीएम और ई-वोटिंग के लिये रजिस्टर करने की आखिरी तारीख बढ़ायी गयी

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING IS MEANT ONLY FOR LIFE, REGULAR AND ASSOCIATE 
MEMBERS OF THE SCREENWRITERS ASSOCIATION, MUMBAI.

Dear Member, 

 This has reference to your registration for e voting and your attendance in the upcoming AGM / SWA Elections 2021

The last date to register yourself for the above has now been extended upto the midnight of 15th April 2021 midnight. 

 Please note that admission to the 64th Annual General Body Meeting is reserved strictly for Life, Regular and Associate Members, with valid memberships only. The link to attend the meeting will be shared on member’s registered email ID with SWA, for which you need to fill up the attached Google Form, choose option to attend,  and confirm your attendance. Also, in the same form, you may choose an option to confirm your participation in the e-voting process, by not later than 15th of April Midnight. 

Following your confirmation, SWA will send you 2 unique links, on your registered email ID, which will enable you to :

a) Participate in the Annual General Body Meeting via Zoom Video Conferencing.

b) Participate in e-voting and cast your votes for desired candidates.

Link to register for e-Voting and/or attend AGM 2021: https://forms.gle/qxhVSxQaazWLQbCR6

 

Regards, 

Vinod Ranganath

Hon. Gen. Sec. (Adhoc)

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प्रिय सदस्य,

ये जानकारी आगामी एजीएम/ इलैक्शन 2021 और ई-वोटिंग के रजिस्ट्रेशन से संबंधित है।

रजिस्ट्रेशन की आखिरी तारीख को अब बढ़ाकर 15 अप्रैल 2021 (मध्यरात्रि) कर दिया गया है।

कृपया ध्यान दें कि 64वीं एन्युअल जनरल बॉडी मीटिंग में सिर्फ़ वैध सदस्यता वाले लाइफ़, रैग्यूलर और एसोसिएट सदस्यों को ही प्रवेश दिया जायेगा। 

मीटिंग से जुड़ने का लिंक सदस्य के एसडबल्यूए रजिस्टर्ड ईमेल आइडी पर भेजा जायेगा। इसके लिये पहले सदस्य को नीचे दिये गये गूगल फ़ॉर्म में सही ऑप्शन चुनकर अपनी उपस्थिति की पुष्टि करनी होगी। इसी गूगल फ़ॉर्म में आपको ई-वोटिंग में भाग लेने की पुष्टि भी करनी होगी। ध्यान रहे कि इस फ़ॉर्म को भरने की आखिरी तारीख़ अब 15 अप्रैल 2021, मध्यरात्रि तक है।

उपस्थिति की पुष्टि के बाद, एसडबल्यूए की ओर से आपके रजिस्टर्ड ईमेल पर दो भिन्न लिंक भेजे जायेंगे जिनकी मदद से आप:

क) ज़ूम विडियो कॉंफ़्रेंसिंग के माध्यम से एन्युअल जनरल बॉडी मीटिंग से जुड़ पायेंगे

ख) ई-वोटिंग के माध्यम से अपनी पसंद के उम्मीदवार के लिये वोट कर पायेंगे 

एजीएम से जुड़ने और/अथवा ई-वोटिंग के लिये रजिस्टर करने के लिये गूगल फ़ॉर्म का लिंक: https://forms.gle/qxhVSxQaazWLQbCR6

 आपका,

विनोद रंगनाथ

मानद महासचिव

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