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FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP

23+ Attendees

Apr 10, 2016 - May 29, 2016
01:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Andheri (West)., Pl call 9769449556 for the exact address,
Mumbai,India

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Do you want to write a feature film screenplay? But are you being held back from fulfilling your dreams because of under-confidence / lack of guidance / that old bane of writers – procrastination? Join our Feature Film Screenplay workshop for a reduced fee of Rs 19,900 and write a Feature Film Screenplay with the guidance of Rajashree, a National Award-winning filmmaker and bestselling novelist who has taught at the Film & Television Institute of India, Poona, and the best film schools in Bombay.(For Details, Call 9769449556 ). Highlights:

# Convenient location - Andheri West.

# Sunday classes: Classes on 7 Sundays and 4 Saturdays over 3 months, so you can pursue your dreams without forsaking the responsibilities of your work or studies.

# Practical-oriented workshop, like a script lab. Each student's work would be discussed in class. You can write at home and then read out your work in interactive sessions where you receive feedback as well as suggestions. 

# Masterclasses by:

* Piyush Mishra (Actor & Lyricist, Gangs of Wasseypur; Writer, Ghajini)

* Sudhir Mishra (National & Filmfare Award-Winner; Writer, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron; Director, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Yeh Saali Zindagi)

* Sanjay Chhel (Writer, Rangeela, Partner; Writer-Director, Khoobsurat)

* Manisha Korde (Screenwriter - Hindi, Malamal Weekly, Bhool Bhuliayya; Screenwriter - Marathi, Shutter)


# The students can also watch the recordings of masterclasses by Robin Bhatt (Filmfare Award-Winner; Writer, Baazigar, Chennai Express, Krissh 3) and Jyothi Kapur Das (Former Creative Head, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures; Creative Head, Queen, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Kahaani).

# Minimum qualification: a sincere desire and a commitment to writing a feature film screenplay as a part of the workshop. 

# It is preferable (but not necessary) that the students who want to join have done a course in screenplay-writing/ direction OR know the basics of scriptwriting.

# If you are a fresher or if you want to brush up your knowledge about the basic concepts of scriptwriting, you are welcome to watch the recording of Rajashree’s short-term weekend basics of scriptwriting course free of cost, on joining this Feature Film Screenplay Workshop.

# You can join with just a concept for a feature film or even a draft of a screenplay which you would like to rework as a part of the workshop. 

The screenplay which you write here would be your property.

You would have an opportunity to pitch your screenplay to leading production houses who are looking for feature film screenplays at the Frame Ur Idea pitching event, at the prestigious FICCI-FRAMES, at the end of March, 2016. The students of our workshop would be given a special 40% discount on the registration fees for this pitching event. At Frame Ur Idea 2015, Dharma Productions, Disney India Studios, Excel Entertainment, Sikhya Entertainment, Phantom Films, ROMP pictures and Endemol met screenwriters. 

# In addition to this pitching event, you would also get an opportunity for your screenplay to be considered by production houses like Humaramovie and Dar Motion Pictures (the producers of Lunchbox and Ugly).

# Certificate on the successful completion of the workshop.

# Placement Partners: Bananabandy, who power Media Jobs Daily..

# Reasonable fees: The fees have recently been reduced to Rs 19,900 (all-inclusive). 

# While we prefer one-time payments, it is also possible to pay the fees in the form of up to 12 EMIs through Credit Cards.

# NEW: Fees are also payable as 2 instalments by post-dated cheques.

# Discount of Rs 1,500 for FWA members. 

# In order to encourage those students who are not FWA members to join the association, Rs 1500 would be reimbursed to the students who join the FWA within two weeks of joining our Feature Film Screenplay Workshop. (The admission fees for fellow members are Rs 2657, while the yearly subscription fees are Rs 127.) This is because we believe that it's very important for screenwriters to be members of the Film Writers Association, so that they can register their work and protect it.

# Join with your friend, & get a discount of Rs 2,500 each.

# Discount of Rs 2,500 on joining both our workshops together. The timings of the two workshops we are organising at the same venue on Sundays is such that it is possible for students to attend both the FILM & TV SCRIPT + DIRECTION COURSE (https://in.explara.com/e/film--tv-direction-course-on-sundays-in-mumbai ) and this event, our FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP, at the same time. There would be a discount of Rs 5,000 for the students who join both our workshops together.

# Discount of Rs 2,500 for Rajashree's ex-students, so the fees for them would be Rs 17,400

# Rs 500 per student would be given by the organisers to underprivileged children or the drought-affected.

# You can register online on https://in.explara.com/e/film/checkout You are also welcome to register in person. Please call us on 09769449556.

Limited seats. Hurry! Call 9769449556 ASAP or write to rajashree.in@gmail.com

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+++ In addition to this Feature Film Screenplay Workshop, we are also organizing a special new batch of our 3-month Film & TV Script + Direction Course on Sundays in Andheri (W) designed by Rajashree..This certificate course is very popular because of the great teachers (National & Filmfare Award-Winners), the reasonable fees (Rs 14,900, all-inclusive) and the students getting a lot of hands-on practical experience, including making a short film. Many student films made as a part of this course have been screened at the prestigious International Film Festival of India, Goa. We have tied up with Humaramovie, which is an extremely popular platform for short films, having more than a million views per month. The students will get certificates signed by Humaramovie and Rajashree. Bananabandy, who are our Placement Partners, will help our students get jobs after they have completed our course. Please visit https://in.explara.com/e/film--tv-direction-course-on-sundays-in-mumbai for more details about our 3-month Film & TV Script + Direction Course on Sundays in Andheri (W) +++

+++ The timings of the two workshops is such that it is possible for students to attend both the FILM & TV SCRIPT + DIRECTION COURSE and the FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP at the same time. There would be a discount of Rs 2,500 for the students who are attending both our workshops at the same time. The fees for doing both the workshops together would be Rs 32,300 (for those who are paying the full fees at the time of registration). +++

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*** "Rajashree is a teacher par excellence. She can make the most difficult topics comprehensible. She is very patient and understanding, yet strict." - Complete Television Magazine ***

*** "Fulfill your celluloid dreams, every Sunday... Did you harbour a dream of becoming a filmmaker, but end up pursuing an entirely different profession? Are you one of those who buried their dreams, while trying to realise more pressing responsibilities? There might be good news in store, for such readers... sign up for a Sundays-only course conducted by National Award-winning filmmaker, Rajashree." - MID DAY, Mumbai Newspaper ***

*** “Rajashree taught me how to create 3-dimensional characters, structure the plot, and direct actors, which helped me tremendously when I was writing and directing my movie.” Rakesh Mehta, Rajashree’s ex-student, whose debut feature film, ‘Khuda Kushi’ has won 3 international awards. ***

*** ""To me, Rajashree is like the energy drink Red Bull! She motivates you to spring into action and pushes you to deliver beyond your limits. Without her encouragement, I dont think I would have been able to transform my idea into a screenplay. And with her encouragement came the right dose of constructive criticism. Also, it was of great help to share and brainstorm ideas in the presence of other students and see where your idea stands. It is a relief to see so many people sailing in the same boat as you are and trying to get better and getting there. I was actually groping in the dark when Rajashree came as a ray of hope..." - Priya Saraiya, Rajashree's ex-student. ***

*** "This programme gave me the mechanics of writing for features, along with the confidence. But what Rajashree really did was crack the whip, pushing us constantly to keep writing and keep exploring. The lively discussions were the best part of this programme." - Satish Desa, Rajashree's ex-student. ***

*** "The next best thing to a course at FTII." - Bharati Hemmady, Rajashree's ex-student. ***

Note: 1. While the esteemed professionals mentioned above have agreed to conduct guest lectures for this batch, the above list is subject to change and depends on the guest faculty's availability on the specific dates of the lectures. 2. The masterclasses would be joint sessions attended by the students of both the Feature Film Screenplay Workshop and the Film & TV Script + Direction Course. 3. It's the students' responsibility to protect their work by registering it with the FWA (or the copyright office in Delhi). The organisers will not be responsible for copyright infringements, if any, that happen during the workshop.

CONTACT

For further information, please call 9769449556 or email rajashree.in@gmail.com

FEE STRUCTURE

The course fees cover the classes, refreshments during classes, a directory of the Film & TV Industry and study material like books and cds. A donation of Rs 500 would be given by the organisers from every student's fees to an NGO that's working for underprivileged children or the drought affected. Please note that the fees are non-refundable.

There are these three plans for paying the fees:

1. ONE-TIME PAYMENT: It is preferable if the student pays the full amount at the time of registration. The fees would be Rs 29,900 for this plan.

2. CREDIT-CARD EMIS: It is possible to pay the fees, Rs 29,900, in the form of EMIs (Equated Monthly Instalments) when you pay via credit card. Depending on the tenure and the terms offered by your credit card-issuing bank, you would have to pay an interest of 12% to 15% per year. You also have an option of repaying within 3 months to 18 months. Currently, we offer this facility directly on credit cards issued by ICICI, Axis Bank, Standard Chartered, Ratnakar Bank, Kotak, HSBC, Indusind and Citibank.

In case you are interested in this plan, but don't have a credit card issued by these particular banks, you can talk to your own credit-card-issuing bank about whether they can let you convert your payment by credit card of the course fees into EMIs. (Most banks let you do that nowadays.) Alternatively, you can request a friend or family member who has a credit card issued by ICICI, Axis Bank, Standard Chartered, Ratnakar Bank, Kotak, HSBC, Indusind and Citibank, to make this payment for you via Credit Card EMIs, and you can repay him/ her.

Please note that at present, we directly offer Credit Card EMIs on only those credit cards which are issued by the above-mentioned eight banks. However, we accept payment by cheque, cash, demand daft, online transfer via netbanking, debit cards and credit cards issued by all banks on the other plan.

3. INSTALMENTS AS POST-DATED CHEQUES It is also possible for the student to pay in monthly instalments in the form of post-dated cheques (non-refundable) that would be submitted at the time of registration. The fees would work out to Rs 34,800 if the payment is made in instalments by post-dated cheques.(The option of paying in instalments by post-dated cheques is available only for those students who submit a proof of residence in Mumbai.)

The first instalment: Rs 11,600 (Payable at the time of registration)

The second instalment: Rs 11,600 (PDC payable a month after registration)

The third instalment: Rs 11,600 (PDC payable 2 months after registration)

DISCOUNT OF RS 5000 ON JOINING BOTH OUR COURSES TOGETHER

The timings of the two workshops is such that it is possible for students to attend both the FILM & TV SCRIPT + DIRECTION COURSE (https://in.explara.com/e/film--tv-direction-course-on-sundays-in-mumbai ) and the FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY WORKSHOP (https://in.explara.com/e/film ) at the same time. There would be a discount of Rs 5000 for the students who are attending both our workshops at the same time.

DISCOUNT FOR FWA MEMBERS:

Film Writers Association members who want to join the workshop would be given a cashback of Rs 1,500 on the fees.

REIMBURSEMENT TO STUDENTS WHO JOIN THE FWA

In order to encourage those students who are not FWA members to join the association, Rs 1,500 would be reimbursed to the students who join the FWA within a month of joining our Feature Film Screenplay Workshop. (The admission fees for fellow members are Rs 2657, while the yearly subscription fees are Rs 127.) This is because we believe that it's very important for feature film screenplay-writers to be members of the Film Writers Association, so that they can register their work and protect it.


JOIN-WITH-UR-FRIENDS

If you join the course with a friend, both you (who is the introducer) and your friend who you are introducing to us would get a cashback/ discount of Rs 2,500 on your fees. Which means that if you introduce 5 people to the course and all of them join after you join, you would get a cashback of Rs 12,500, while each of your friends would get a discount of Rs 2,500. Please make sure that the friend who is being introduced mentions the introducer’s name when he/she first calls us.


ONLINE REGISTRATION

It is possible to register for this course both online and in person. You can register online using netbanking, credit cards and debit cards. At this link  https://in.explara.com/e/film/checkout    you can register online via the secured payment gateway in which your payment details are secured with 256 Bit encryption. If you prefer to register in person or want more information, please do contact +919769449556 or rajashree.in@gmail.com

There are these four options for paying the fees online:

A. ONE TIME PAYMENT of Rs 29,900.

B. CREDIT CARD EMIs: It is possible to pay the course fees, 29,900, in the form of EMIs (Equated Monthly Instalments). If you want to pay via Credit Card EMIs, simply tick on the one-time payment option. Choose the Credit Card EMIs option when you come to the secured payment gateway.

C. FIRST INSTALMENT OF THE FEES: It is also possible to pay online Rs 11,600, the first instalment of the fees for the 'Instalment by Post-Dated Cheques' plan and in good faith submit the balance of the total amount of 34,800 in the instalment plan as post-dated cheques.

C. TOKEN AMOUNT: The other option is to pay a token amount of Rs 5,900 online, which reserves your seat in the course. (Kindly note that if you are paying just the token amount online, then you have to in good faith complete the registration formalities and pay the rest of the fees according to the plans given above in the fee structure, within one week.)

Please do contact us on +919769449556 or rajashree.in@gmail.com if you want any more information about the course and the fees.

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