Actor Kamal Haasan will be one of the chairpersons at the second Indian Screen Writers’ Conference to be held in Mumbai on December 13th and 14th at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research.
This annual meeting is conducted by Film Writers’ Association whose main objectives are to improve the status of Indian screenplay writers, to protect their rights, and to take Indian screenplay writing to higher standards.
Kamal Haasan, who is also an excellent screenplay writer and one of the panelists of Indian Screen Writers’ Conference, has been invited to join the chairpersons of the conference this year. Post Dasavathaaram (also spelt as Dasavatharam), for which Kamal Haasan wrote the story and screenplay, the thespian has gained a new status in the arena of screenwriters. Ramji Londonwaley (Hindi), Mumbai Express, Chachi 420 (Hindi), Anbe Sivam, Virumandi, Hey Ram, Thevar Magan, Virasat (Hindi) and many more films are examples of his skills as a screenplay writer.
The agenda of this conference: Screenwriters’ rights, remuneration, credit protection and royalties; writing for TV; improvement of the standards of Indian screenwriting; and improvement of writer-director and writer-producer relationships.
The meeting is split into eight sections and each section will be chaired by an eminent and experienced writer in Indian Cinema. Kamal Haasan chairs the second and important session of the meeting.
When Kamal Haasan chairs the conference, the topics discussed would be: Writing for TV and improvement Indian screenwriting standards.
It is pertinent that Kamal Haasan, a modern thinker full of pioneering ideas, has been chosen to chair the session which discusses ways to improve screenwriting. The writers will not only discuss ways to improve the standards of screenplay writing, they will also draft a definite plan to help bring about this change.
Bigwigs of Bollywood like Ashuthosh Gowariker, Subash Ghai, Javed Akthar, Rajkumar Hirani and Amol Palekar will also attend this conference.