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Screenwriters Association organizes Screenwriting Workshop for the first time in Indore

The workshop at Indore will be mentored by Abhijeet Deshpande

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MUMBAI: Screenwriters Association comprising lyricists and writers of Indian films, television and Digital media is completing 60 years of its incorporation in 2020. On this special occasion many events and programs are planned for the benefit of writers. One such initiative is screenwriting workshops in select cities of India.

Until now, the association has been supporting and partnering with workshops organised by few reputed organisations. Now, for the first time, SWA is conducting such workshops on its own and in this series the first workshop will be held at Indore from 7 to 9 February 2020 at Kunti Mathur Sabhagrah inside the Anand Mohan Mathur Sabhagrah situated at M.R. 10 near Vijay Nagar.

The three-day workshop will be focusing on the art of screenwriting for films and digital content. The participants will be able to understand the elements and structure of a screenplay, character building, scene design, dialogue writing, presentation , and copyright protection.  

The workshop at Indore will be mentored by renowned writers of the film industry Robin Bhatt, Abhijeet Deshpande and Niren Bhat and will be moderated by Sunil Salgia and Rajesh Dubey. Robin Bhatt is the current president of SWA and is one of the most successful screenwriters today having written blockbusters like Baazigar, Koi Mil Gaya, Aashiqui, Omkara and Krrish among about 80 films to his credit.

FTII alumni and executive committee member Abhijeet Deshpande is an actor, writer and director of Hindi and Marathi films. He is known for writing movies like Shaitan, Shootout at Wadala, Wazir, Table No. 21, Amazon series Breathe (Season 1) and the Marathi hit Natsamrat and Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy among others. His directorial debut film ‘Ani..Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar was a huge success at the box office.

Niren Bhatt, an executive committee member, who is a known for his recent releases Bala and Made in China besides All is well, Loveyatri, Gujarati film Ventilator and the famous TV show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah among others.

The moderators Sunil Salgia and Rajesh Dubey are among the few who have emerged from the theatre movement of the eighties in Indore. They have inspired many others from the city to follow their dreams. SWA current general secretary and PFTI Kolkata former dean Sunil Salgia is known as a director, editor & writer. He has been associated with some of the path breaking shows on Indian television like Rajani, Dekh bhai Dekh, Aan, Sabse bada Rupaiya, Udaan and many others.

SWA vice president Rajesh Dubey has written successful TV shows like Balika Vadhu, Saat Phere, Sasural Simar Ka, Jyoti, Sarkar and many more.

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