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Anjum Rajabali to conduct Screenwriting workshop in Mumbai

By NewsDesk • Published on April 2, 2012

Anjum Rajabali

Screenwriter Anjum Rajabali will conduct a Screenwriting workshop at Whistling Woods International in Mumbai from April 25-29, 2012.

The workshop will involve five days of six hours each and will cover the entire journey of the script from theme, premise, character, and plot, to structure, scene construction, and dialogue, and the use of music and song in Indian script. There will be a session on mythology, with particular references to the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.  The final session will deal with writers’ rights, model contract, copyright matters, and other professional issues.

The workshop will discuss in depth questions like–What makes for a compelling idea? How does one know if a story could make a good script?  Can a great story turn into a weak screenplay? How does one figure out the appropriate structure for a script? What makes for an interesting character? How can one write scenes that are crisp, compact and yet dramatically meaty? Is there a technique to writing good dialogue? What is the difference between Hollywood style of screenwriting and what we have here in India? How relevant is the navras theory to modern Indian screenwriting? What is the relevance of songs in modern Indian script?

Anjum Rajabali has screenwriting experience of 20 years with films like Drohkaal, Ghulam, The Legend of Bhagat Singh and Raajneeti to his credit. He is the Head of Screenwriting at Whistling Woods, and Honorary Head of Screenplay Writing at Film and Television Institute of India.

Three guest faculties will be invited from among Vishal Bhardwaj, Jaideep Sahni, Sriram Raghavan, Shridhar Raghavan and Saket Chaudhury.

The fee for the workshop is Rs. 6000 inclusive of meals.

The workshop is open to all. To register for the workshop, call 30916003 or e-mail: kanchi.parikh@whistlingwoods.net

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