"A good film begins & ends with a good script"


“A good film begins and ends with a good script” – Ernest Lehman (Screen Writer – Winner, Honorary Academy Award)

Even after a 100 years of filmmaking, very few filmmakers in India today invest sufficient time and effort in developing, fine tuning and polishing a script. Writing for the screen is a very specialized craft where every word in the script is aimed at making a visual and emotional imprint on the reader . Every sentence is weighed by an entire team of people from actor, to cinematographer to music composer, each of whom will prepare and set out on separate journeys to reach the same destination – a film. Hence, a script’s clarity, brevity and focus plays a huge role in its success.

FilmCamp.TV addresses this huge lacuna by conducting a writers meet where we will discuss sections of a script from a writer’s standpoint. We will then view footage of the those sections of the film to understand how a film evolves from the written word to become a film.

Their first collective will discuss sections from two films,


The Shawshank Redemption (writer – Frank Darabont)


Chinatown (writer – Robert Towne).

Well, I m gonna be there for sure!!! well.. when the big people say so, let me see what they have gotta say 😉 See you all there, if someone wants to come or bring in people along with you, please do at:

What: FilmCamp.TV Screen Writers’ meet
Where: Brew Ha Ha Cafe, Near Jyoti Nivas College, Koramangala
Date: Sunday, Dec 2nd 2007
Time: 11am to 2pm
Entry: Free (but you will have to pay for your own coffee
! :))

The collective is free and open to all. It will be moderated and conducted by Sanjay Nambiar, a feature film director, writer, cinematographer, editor and teacher of filmmaking. Sanjay’s feature film Yanam won the Kerala Film Critics Special Jury Award for Yanam in 2004. Sanjay trained to make film in Chicago and Los Angeles for 12 years.

To be a part of it! BE THERE or…to reserve mail to filmcamp at direct@filmcamp.tv / hrish@filmcamp.tv

5 Responses to “"A good film begins & ends with a good script"”

  1. 1 Thejesh GN December 1, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    All the best guys. I know it would be a very interesting event.

  2. 2 hari December 1, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    @ thejesh: we hope so too.. been seeing some good responses for them… will surely post a couple of pics once after the event. 😀 See you soon

  3. 3 hari December 1, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    @thejesh: Hey… thank you. 😀 Hope it turns out to be intersting, as i do see a lot of interests and I m really glad to see that too. So, are u comin? well wil surely post some pics sometime ok..

  4. 4 harii December 2, 2007 at 12:09 am

    @thejesh: Thanks a lot. I hope it does turn out to be so…will post some pics after the event. so are u coming?

  5. 5 ajey August 12, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Hi I was trying to find about Indian script writing camps and came up blank. Can you suggest names of top Indian script writers to me or give any links to web sites or resources where I can find any?

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