Schedule: 3rd Indian Screenwriters Conference, Mumbai

By NewsDesk • Published on February 19, 2013

FWA.phpThe 3rd Indian Screenwriters’ Conference will be held from February 25 – 27, 2013 in St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai. Organised by the Film Writers Association (FWA), the agenda of the conference is divided in two parts: ‘creative issues’ and ‘professional and legal issues’ facing television and film writers.

Only FWA members are eligible to attend the event. Non-members will need to register as members first. For more details write to: screenwritersconference@gmail.com

Here is a detailed schedule of the conference:

Day 1: Monday, February 25

10am – 10:20am: Introduction to the Conference by Convenor & Co-Convenor, ISC

10:20am – 10:30am: Welcome Address by President, FWA

10:30am – 11:00am: Chief Guest Javed Akhtar’s address

11:00am – 11:30am: Special Guest Tom Schulman’s address

11:30am – 11:45am: Tea/Coffee break

11:45am – 12:30pm: Keynote Speech by Shiv Vishwanathan

12:30pm – 01:00pm: Audience Q&A with Keynote Speaker

01:00pm – 02:00pm: Lunch break

02:00pm – 03:45pm: Do screenwriters have a social responsibility?

Moderator: K. Hariharan

Panel: Javed Akhtar, Tom Schulman, Rakeysh Mehra, Girish Kulkarni, Vivek Bahl, Rajesh Dubey, Gajra Kottary

03:45pm – 04:00pm: Tea/Coffee break

04:00pm – 05:45pm: How do our popular cinema and TV portray women?

Moderator: Rajni Bakshi

Panel: Ashutosh Gowariker, Anurag Basu, Kumara Raja, Preiti Mamgain, Satyam Tripathi, Ila Bedi


Day 2: Tuesday, February 26

10:00am – 11:30am: The charge of the new ‘write’ brigade!

Moderator: Pubali Chaudhuri

Panel: Juhi Chaturvedi, Habib Faisal, Ravi Jadhav, Akshat Verma, Reema Kagti

11:30am – 11:45am: Tea/Coffee break

11:45am – 01:30pm: Is the old order cracking? New ways of storytelling.

Moderator: Govind Nihalani

Panel: Urmi Juvekar, Anurag Kashyap (TBC), Sanjay Patil, Bejoy Nambiar, Abbas Tyrewala

01:30pm – 02:30pm: Lunch break

02:30pm – 04:00pm: What is driving TV content? Is it changing? Can it?

Moderator: Saurabh Tewari

Panel: Tripurari Sharan, Vivek Bahl, Sukesh Motwani, R.D.Tailang, Charudutt Acharya, Gul Khan

04:00pm – 04:15pm: Tea/Coffee break

04:15pm – 05:30pm: The new brigade of TV!

Moderator: Anuradha Tewari

Panel: Raghuvir Shekhavat, Mihir Bhuta, Amal Donvar,

Swati Pande, Chinmay Mandlekar, Mrinal Jha


Day 3: Wednesday, February 27

10:00am – 11:45am: The empty playroom. Why such few children’s films?

Moderator: Chandita Mukherjee

Panel: Gulzar, Nila Madhab Panda, Monica Wahi, Preiti Mamgain, Farhan S., Anand Sivakumaran

11:45am – 12:00pm: Tea/Coffee break

12:00pm – 01:30pm: The light through the fog: Implications of the amended Copyright Act for film and TV writers

Moderators: Rajesh Dubey & Anjum Rajabali

Panel: Souvik Biswas, Nikhil Krishnamurthy, Sai Gopal, Ameet Dutta

01:30pm – 02:30pm: Lunch break

02:30pm – 03:45pm: Writer-Producer Bhai-Bhai! The Minimum Basic Contract for film writers

On stage: Dharmesh Tiwari, Vipul Shah, Ramesh Sippy, Nikhil Krishnamurthy, Rebecca Kessinger (WGA), Anjum Rajabali

03:45pm – 04:00pm: Tea/Coffee

04:00pm – 04:30pm: A presentation on the Writers Guild of America West

On stage: Rebecca Kessinger and Tom Schulz

04:30pm – 05:30pm: The way forward! What FWA has for you in the next one year.

On stage: The Executive Committee of FWA

Conducted by: Vinay Shukla & Kamlesh Pandey

05:30pm-05:45pm: Vote of thanks



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