EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

SWA’s Executive Committee, comprising of 31 members (including 7 Office Bearers, 21 regular members and 3 associate members); administers the affairs of the Association. It is duly elected biennially in the General Body Election Meeting. The Executive Committee meets once a month. However, emergency meetings can be held whenever necessary.

OFFICE BEARERS

The 7 Officer Bearers oversee the functioning of the EC, helping it take decisions effectively and efficiently and are responsible for implementing the objectives of the Association.

The PRESIDENT presides over the meetings of the Executive Committee.
The two VICE PRESIDENTS fulfill the duties of the President in his/her absence.
The GENERAL SECRETARY serves as the Chief Executive Officer, on honorary basis, of the Association and is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of its office. The two JOINT SECRETARIES assist the General Secretary in the performance of his/her tasks and duties, and in his/her absence.
The TREASURER is responsible for maintaining due accounts of the finances of the Association.

Preeti Mamgain President
Zaman Habib GENERAL SECRETARY
Dhananjay Kumar TREASURER
Danish Javed VICE PRESIDENT
Vinod Ranganath VICE PRESIDENT
Manisha Korde JOINT SECRETARY
Abhijeet Deshpande JOINT SECRETARY
Jalees Sherwani Regular EC Member
Robin Bhatt Regular EC Member
Anjum Rajabali Regular EC Member
Rajesh Dubey Regular EC Member
Swanand Kirkirey Regular EC Member
SANJAY CHHEL Regular EC Member
Shridhar Raghavan Regular EC Member
Sanjay Chouhan Regular EC Member
Satyam Tripathy Regular EC Member
Jyoti Kapoor Regular EC Member
Sachin Darekar Regular EC Member
Saumya Joshi Regular EC Member
Sunil Salgia Regular EC Member
Manoj Hansraj Regular EC Member
Atika Chohan Regular EC Member
Mitali Mahajan Regular EC Member
Shahab Allahabadi Regular EC Member
Debashish Irengbam Regular EC Member
Pooja Varma Regular EC Member Pooja Varma Regular EC Member
Kalyani Pandit Associate EC Member
Parakh Chouhan Associate EC Member
SUB-COMMITTEES

The Executive Committee appoints various sub-committees for the purpose of fulfilling the aims and objectives of SWA, which periodically report to the Executive Committee. The various permanent sub-committees are:

  • DSC
  • Welfare
  • Membership-Verification
  • Legal
  • Event
  • Media
  • Film – MBC
  • TV – MBC
  • Lyricist - MBC
  • Website

The Dispute Settlement Sub-Committee is a QUASI-LEGAL body set up by the Screenwriters Association for the sole purpose of MEDIATION and CONCILIATION between its members and members of other craft associations, including producers/employers.

Vinod Ranganath Chairperson
Jyoti Kapoor Convener
Rajesh Dubey MEMBER
Danish Javed MEMBER
Atika Chohan MEMBER
Saumya Joshi MEMBER
Sunil Salgia MEMBER
Preeti Mamgain EX-OFFICIO
Zaman Habib EX-OFFICIO

The Welfare Sub-Committee administers and executes the welfare schemes run by the Association. To run welfare activities for needy and elderly SWA members (Life, Regular and Associate only) in the form of medial-aid, pension and scholarships (to their children), is an ancillary function of SWA.

Robin Bhatt Chairperson
Sanjay Chouhan Co-Chairperson
Manoj Hansraj MEMBER
Preeti Mamgainx EX-OFFICIO
Zaman Habib EX-OFFICIO

The Membership Verification Sub-Committee, set-up by the Executive Committee of the Screenwriters Association, scrutinizes and verifies the applications for Life, Regular and Associate membership.

The Event Sub-Committee of SWA conducts events, including seminars, workshops, panel discussions, and talks etc., which promote the aims and objectives of the Association. SWA events provide a platform to SWA members as well as other screenwriters to network and interact.

Danish Javed Chairperson
SANJAY CHHEL MEMBER
Preeti Mamgain EX-OFFICIO
Zaman Habib EX-OFFICIO
Satyam Tripathy Co-Chairperson

The Media Sub-Committee aims to encourage the presence and prominence of screenwriters; by educating, sensitizing, and promoting the appreciation of screenwriting in media and the public mind, while also spreading awareness about the struggle and importance of SWA.

Anjum Rajabali Co-Chairperson
Debashish Irengbam Chairperson

The aim all three MBC sub-committees (Film, TV & Lyricist) is to draft the Minimum Basic Contracts (model contracts) and the minimum rate cards, and ensure, via collective bargain and negotiations, that they’re accepted as standard industry practices. The Minimum Basic Contracts safeguard the fees, credit, copyright, etc. of screenwriters.

The aim all three MBC sub-committees (Film, TV & Lyricist) is to draft the Minimum Basic Contracts (model contracts) and the minimum rate cards, and ensure, via collective bargain and negotiations, that they’re accepted as standard industry practices. The Minimum Basic Contracts safeguard the fees, credit, copyright, etc. of screenwriters.

The aim all three MBC sub-committees (Film, TV & Lyricist) is to draft the Minimum Basic Contracts (model contracts) and the minimum rate cards, and ensure, via collective bargain and negotiations, that they’re accepted as standard industry practices. The Minimum Basic Contracts safeguard the fees, credit, copyright, etc. of screenwriters.

The Website Sub-Committee intends to create an efficient digital platform between SWA members and the Association via the SWA website and social media. The SWA website offers Online Script Registration facility, online membership management system, and content which promotes the aims and objectives of SWA, helping screenwriters nurture their craft and being informed.

Mitali Mahajan Chairperson
Preeti Mamgain EX-OFFICIO
Robin Bhatt MEMBER
Shridhar Raghavan Co-chairperson
Pooja Varma MEMBER
Sunil Salgia MEMBER
Zaman Habib EX-OFFICIO
OFFICE STAFF
  • Dinkar Sharma Executive Coordinator & Website Editor
  • Pramila Kadam Office Secretary
  • Heema Shirvaikar Legal Officer
  • Sumant Prajapati Assistant Executive Secretary
  • Ragini Shengunshi Accounts Secretary
  • Yashwant Bamgude Senior Assistant
  • Pravin Mandavkar Junior Assistant
  • Yash Shellar Junior Assistant
  • Santosh Patil Office Boy
  • Amar Jadhav Office Boy