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.

Robin Bhatt President
Preeti Mamgain Vice President
Sanjay Chouhan Vice President
Zaman Habib General Secretary
Danish Javed Treasurer
Manisha Korde Joint Secretary
Satyam Tripathy Joint Secretary
Abhijeet Deshpande EC Member
Abhiruchi Chand EC Member
Anjum Rajabali EC Member
Debashish Irengbam EC Member
Dhananjay Kumar EC Member
Hitesh Kewalya EC Member
Hussain Haidry EC Member
Mitesh Shah EC Member
Nikhil Vyas EC Member
Puneet Sharma EC Member
Rajesh Dubey EC Member
Sagar Pandya EC Member
Saiwyn Quadras EC Member
Saket Chaudhary EC Member
Satyanshu Singh EC Member
Sumit Arora EC Member
Sweksha Bhagat EC Member
Vinod Ranganath EC Member
Pooja Tolani EC Member
Neha Pawar EC Member
Deepanjan Roy EC Member (Associate)
Gaurav Patki EC Member (Associate)
Persis Chirag Sodawaterwalla EC Member (Associate)
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 Aid
  • Event
  • Media
  • Film - MBC
  • TV - MBC
  • Lyricist - MBC
  • Internal
  • SWA Awards
  • Education
  • Web - MBC

The Dispute Settlement Sub-Committee (DSC) 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.

MEMBERS OF THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT SUB-COMMITTEE:
Preeti Mamgain (Chairperson), Dhananjay Kumar (Convenor), Pooja Tolani (Member), Puneet Sharma (Member), Deepanjan Roy (Member), Marmabandha Gavhane (Member), Robin Bhatt (Ex-Officio, President), Zaman Habib (Ex-Officio, General Secretary)

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.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.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.

MEMBERS OF THE WELFARE SUB-COMMITTEE:
Satyam Tripathy (Chairperson), Danish Javed (Member), Dhananjay Kumar (Member), Satyanshu Singh (Member), Deepanjan Roy (Member), Shailender Singh Sodhi (Member), Robin Bhatt (Ex-Officio, President), Zaman Habib (Ex-Officio, General Secretary)

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.

MEMBERS OF THE MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION SUB-COMMITTEE
Dhananjay Kumar (Member), Gaurav Patki (Member), Persis Chirag Sodawaterwalla (Member), Robin Bhatt (Ex-Officio, President), Zaman Habib (Ex-Officio, General Secretary)

The Event Sub-Committee of SWA conducts events, including seminars, workshops, panel discussions, webinars (online events) 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 learn, network and interact.

MEMBERS OF THE EVENT SUB-COMMITTEE:
Debashish I. Singh (Chairperson), Satyam Tripathy (Member), Satyanshu Singh (Member), Nikhil Vyas (Member), Persis Chirag Sodawaterwalla (Member), Robin Bhatt (Ex-Officio, President), Zaman Habib (Ex-Officio, General Secretary)

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.

MEMBERS OF THE EVENT SUB-COMMITTEE:
Sanjay Chouhan (Chairperson), Satyam Tripathy (Member), Dhananjay Kumar (Member), Satyanshu Singh (Member), Nikhil Vyas (Member), Marmabandha Gavhane (Member), Deepanjan Roy (Member), Anjum Rajabali (Guest Member), Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh (Invitee Member), Pooja Tolani (Invitee Member), Robin Bhatt (Ex-Officio, President), Zaman Habib (Ex-Officio, General Secretary)

The aim all four MBC sub-committees (Film, TV, Lyricist & Web) 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.

MEMBERS OF THE FILM MBC SUB-COMMITTEE:
Anjum Rajabali (Chairperson), Saket Chaudhary (Member), Saiwyn Quadras (Member), Hitesh Kewalya (Member), Abhijeet Deshpande (Member), Marmabandha Gavhane (Member), Gaurav Patki (Member), Robin Bhatt (Ex-Officio, President), Zaman Habib (Ex-Officio, General Secretary)

The aim all four MBC sub-committees (Film, TV, Lyricist & Web) 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.

MEMBERS OF THE TV MBC SUB-COMMITTEE:
Vinod Ranganath (Chairperson), Satyam Tripathy (Co-Chairperson), Preeti Mamgain (Member), Sweksha Bhagat (Member), Sameer Javed Siddiqi (Member), Neha Pawar (Member), Hitesh Kewalya (Member), Robin Bhatt (Ex-Officio, President), Zaman Habib (Ex-Officio, General Secretary)

The aim all four MBC sub-committees (Film, TV, Lyricist & Web) 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.

MEMBERS OF THE LYRICIST MBC SUB-COMMITTEE:
Hussain Haidry (Chairperson), Shailender Singh Sodhi (Member), Puneet Sharma (Member), Abhiruchi Chand (Member), Danish Javed (Member), Robin Bhatt (Ex-Officio, President), Zaman Habib (Ex-Officio, General Secretary)

Internal Committee (IC) of the Screenwriters Association has been formed in compliance with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (PPR) Act, 2013. Within that framework and beyond, SWA’s Internal Committee offers full support to any member who is facing such harassment/discrimination, irrespective of gender or sexuality. It also actively pursue effective awareness programs that promote gender equality and gender sensitisation in our industry and also works towards making SWA a gender friendly and safe workplace for all its employees, members, and visitors.

The names of the members of the Internal Committee are withheld to ensure complete confidentiality. Any SWA member experiencing gender discrimination or sexual harassment at workplace, may reach out at ic@swaindia.org

SWA Awards is an annual Awards Event celebrating the best of screenwriting in the country. It was started in the year 2020 on the occasion of SWA's Diamond Jubilee year. It is the only award in India dedicated entirely to screenwriters and lyricists of Hindi Feature Films, Hindi TV shows, and Hindi Web series. The vision behind these awards is to celebrate outstanding screenwriting work, unbiased by the box-office numbers / TRPs / budgets, etc. Judged by a jury of eminent screenwriters, SWA Awards 2021 aims to be the most coveted and prestigious awards for writers in India, at par with the screenwriting awards instituted by international writers guilds across the world.

MEMBERS OF THE SWA AWARDS SUB-COMMITTEE:
Manisha Korde (Chairperson), Nikhil Vyas (Convenor), Abhiruchi Chand (Member), Dhananjay Kumar (Member), Mitesh Shah (Member), Sunil Salgia (Guest Member), Robin Bhatt (Ex-Officio, President), Zaman Habib (Ex-Officio, General Secretary)

The Education Sub-committee grants SWA Scholarships for the students of PG Diploma in Screenwriting Course at FTII (Film & television Institute of India), Pune. It currently awards two scholarships of INR 1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lakh only) each to the students of the said institute, every year. The selection criteria includes both - the merit and the economic situation of the student.

MEMBERS OF THE EDUCATION SUB-COMMITTEE:
Mitesh Shah (Chairperson), Satyanshu Singh (Member), Debashish I. Singh (Member), Gauav Patki (Member), Nikhil Vyas (Member), Persis Chirag Sodawaterwalla (Member), Robin Bhatt (Ex-Officio, President), Zaman Habib (Ex-Officio, General Secretary)

The aim all four MBC sub-committees (Film, TV, Lyricist & Web) 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.

MEMBERS OF THE WEB MBC SUB-COMMITTEE:
Pooja Tolani (Chairperson), Manisha Korde (Member), Sumit Arora (Member), Mitesh Shah (Member), Neha Pawar (Member), Anamika Jha (Member; Legal Officer SWA), Robin Bhatt (Ex-Officio, President), Zaman Habib (Ex-Officio, General Secretary)

OFFICE STAFF
  • Suhael Anwer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Pramila Kadam Office Manager
  • Anamika Jha Legal Officer
  • Sumant Prajapati Assistant Executive Secretary
  • Jayalaxmi Naidu Senior Executive - Accounts
  • Pravin Mandavkar Junior Assistant
  • Aman Rajabali HR Consultant
  • Dinkar Sharma Website Editor
  • Yash Shelar Junior Assistant
  • Sanchit Dahake Events Manager
  • Amar Jadhav Office Boy
  • Santosh Patil Office Boy