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FWA website: now register scripts online

By Nandita Dutta • Published on August 24, 2011

[A] writer from a far-flung area in India had to travel to Mumbai to register his/her script with the Film Writers Association. Not anymore. Now one can just log into fwa.co.in, the official website of the Film Writers Association and register his/her script in a matter of minutes. Not just that, a writer can create his/her profile and choose to display the synopsis of his/her script for the benefit of directors and producers.

The launch of its official website recently is FWA’s attempt to establish a closer connect with its members who are spread across the length and breadth of the nation. Jalees Sherwani, President FWA says—“In an age when all the information is available online, FWA would be lagging behind if we don’t upgrade. A poor chap has to travel from Punjab to Mumbai to register his script which costs him a lot. Now you can approach FWA from your desk anywhere in the country.”

The website, however, only does so much to facilitate membership of FWA. One can download the application form and fill it up online, but a membership is approved only when proposed and seconded by two existing members of the FWA; a process which would require one to be physically present at the FWA office.

Same goes for the renewal of cards. Members of FWA are issued laminated identity cards with the validity of their membership printed on it. This is an obstacle in the way of initiating online renewal of memberships. However, Sherwani assures that digital identity cards is a work in progress.

The website of FWA has a section called Legal Cell which would provide answers to queries put forth by writers on copyright law and other legal issues. FWA has got a law firm on board who would act as legal consultants to FWA members, who can also hire lawyers on subsidized rates to settle legal disputes.

The website will also provide regular updates and news about FWA. Members can stay updated on FWA events: workshops, seminars, conferences etc through announcements on the website.

The section “Writer’s Block” will feature blogs by and interviews of filmmakers, writers and actors. This section currently features interviews of Anurag Kashyap and Soha Ali Khan. Columns by renowned writers are also planned for this section.

With all this and more, FWA is open to suggestions and ideas for the developing website. Anyone, there?

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28 Responses to “FWA website: now register scripts online”

  1. I want regiter my story,script and song on line.Please tell me its rools.

  2. akhilesh says:

    I want regiter my story,script and song on line.Please tell me its rools.

  3. Kamlesh Giri says:

    I am song writer and story writer please give me one chance me for proove.

  4. satyadev sharma says:

    i want register my story,script on lone please tell me its rools

  5. I am a film writer I resitered film story.

  6. iam telugu writer , any one get stories contact me.

  7. devendra kumar says:

    im song lyrics and script aur mai song ko achi dhun bhi de sakta hun mere pass kayi songs tayar bhi hai plz give me chance only one chance

  8. Anonymous says:

    I have written 2 scripts. How to register them? plz show me the way.

  9. Krishna Sahu says:

    I have many types of songs in hindi language.

  10. I am a script writer that are very attrective and with audio system.

  11. Dev Bedbak says:

    I am get bored to seeing copied movie, and song in all film industry of india and decided to give good and healthy and original script(play and movie) , lyrics, to the industry and being continuing written more than above 30 script and 1200 song with composing it.so any film maker started doing good movie or music album with respective to it please contact me as my concern number 9337705328and8270654043.

  12. film mein geet likhna chahta hoo….ek chance mile.

  13. I am writer & lyricist.

  14. Shivraj Rai says:

    Feeling proud & privileged 2 b member of FWA!

  15. Chris Chain says:

    i am nothing but something, want to do that thing so every one can say wao what a thing…….

  16. Chris Chain says:

    dont let the chance to come in search of you go out and search them this is the only way to reach at you goal and stop commenting here

  17. MOHD.SHAHID says:


  18. MOHD.SHAHID says:

    to,d.c. I want 4 songs online registerd. as.member fwa,mumbai13625,thank.u.

  19. MOHD.SHAHID says:

    koi response nahi mil raha hai dear cinema se….

  20. mohd.shahid says:

    fwa.se online registration nahi ho pa raha to use band kar den.thanks.

  21. mohd.shahid says:

    i want written songs any hindi film, thanks


  22. arvind yadav says:

    I want to member of fwa what I do I have no idea please tell me

  23. Nitesh More says:

    I have written a script for movie and I want to forward in bollywood. Could you please help me for registration???
    Thank you so much!!!
    Please reply..thank you.

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