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How to Register a Film Script in India?

Writing a good film script is really a difficult task, it can’t be develop effectively within few days. Perhaps, it might takes some years to complete or it extends beyond that periodical limit. In short, a film script is the life-pulse of its creator- The script writer.  That is the reason why It is Important To register the Film script.  

Why it Need?

We all are social, while on writing the script you might sometimes excited or else you stuck in a point-less spot. Probably, you share it with your friend and that friend ‘Might be  working in film Industry, We can guess what will happen next! Your initial brilliant-script Idea was thefted by your dearest friend. This is the one chance to lose the authenticity of your script. Another a chance of losing this authenticity happens, when you submit the script in-front of film producers or filmmakers for the approval. If they like your story and don’t want to deal with you further, they will prefer to steal your story than buying for a huge price. If something like that happens, how you claim for the compensation? No way, but YES you can! Only if you register the film script in a legitimate Method So, that is fundamental reason, why it is important to make a patent for film scripts.

Copyright law In India- Statement

Copyright is a form of intellectual property protection granted under Indian law to the creators of original works of authorship such as literary works (including computer programs, tables and compilations including computer databases which may be expressed in words, codes, schemes or in any other form, including a machine readable medium), dramatic, musical and artistic works, cinematographic films and sound recordings.

How to register a movie Script in India?

You can Register Your Film Script at Film Writers Association (FWA) located at west Andheri, Mumbai. Here are some mandatory Guidelines that recommended by Film Writers Association for registering the movie script.

  1. For registering the script, at first you take a membership of film writers association  (Click Here To read Their Registration instructions ) Click Here To Sign Up/create account in FWA
  2. Both handwritten and Typed manuscripts are accepted For the Registration Process
  3. You can register the script through online or by directly depositing it in FWA office
  4. Cost of registering the film script in Online is quite higher than offline registration.

Offline Registration Fees

Rs 10.00 will be charged for the first five pages and Rs. 1.00 per page thereafter.

(No Postal mode of script registration Considered, if you want to register your script, walk in to the Film Writers Association, Headquarters, located at Andheri (West) Mumbai). Address Shown Below)

Online Registration Fees

Rs 10.00 will be charged for reviewing 0-350 words, also an additional fee of 50.00 Rs would be charged on every transaction.

Benefits of Registering Film Script

  1. You can submit story elsewhere fearlessly.

2.  In case you really found that- without a prior permission your same story is used someone, you can then claim for the compensation. Normally a bollywood scriptwriter salary is ranging from INR 7, 000,00 to 25 000, 00. This salary range would constantly vary on the basis of Production Company and budget. Here, if you can prove the truth in front of the judiciary, certainly you can expect a good compensation that including the court expenses.

Things to Remember

For your Film Script Registration, never seek a help from solicitors or such independent legal service organizations. Literally, there is no use to seeking a help from them, because they can only register the film script as a way that you follows. Then why to waste more money? Think wisely!

Contact Info:

The Film Writers’ Association

201/204, Richa, Plot no B – 29,
Off New Link Road,Opp.City Mall,
Andheri (West) Mumbai – 400 053,

Phone Number: +91 22 2673 3027 / 2673 3108

Nearest Metro station: D.N. Nagar Metro Station


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This Content was last updated in 26-08-2015

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151 Comments

        1. Absolutely,

          You can register script without any premium prior membership.
          For enquiries, contact the Film Script Writers association of India Mumbai

           
          1. Is there any eligibility instructions to get Membership or after membership but before registere of script
            Like : work as assistant writer or already my name card at screening

             
          2. There’s no eligibility requirement for registering in Film Writers Association Mumbai. Anyone can apply.

             
    1. You can register your script at Film Writers Association of India, Mumbai. No issues for that.

      In case you needed more assistance, please contact south Indian script writer association L 33 Plot No I 2nd Flr, Bharathidhasan Colony, K K Nagar, Chennai – 600078 (
      Phone Number: +(91)-44-23710878

       
      1. What is recommended for a banglore based writer. Can he approach bollywood film makers from here or can he earn good money in south for a fresh film script?

         
        1. FWA Mumbai is the best option to register a Film/ Documentary/ TV Serial/ Lyrics script in India. For enquiries and clarifications,
          Kannada Movie Directors and Producers association
          No.1025/138, S V Towers, 1st Floor, 20th Main Road, 5th Block, Woc Road, Rajajinagar, Bangalore – 560010, Near Sidvin Multispeciality Hospital
          Contact +(91)-80-23401386 +(91)-80-42123585

           
    1. We have no great idea about the script writers association in Ahmedabad. But, you can register your script through FWA Mumbai. Then, why it is needed to seek an alternate option?

      Meanwhile, here we are giving you the address of GUJARATI FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION. We hope you need it.

      A/704, REMI BIZCOURT, PLOT NO. 9, SHAH INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, OFF VEERA DESAI ROAD, ANDHERI (W), MUMBAI – 400053, Maharashtra INDIA.

      email: gftpassociation@gmail.com

      Regards
      Vimal

       
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    d) govt. shud gv necessary for every child/teacher/gaurdians etc.

    hope for the best.
    tks

     
  2. Sir you have mentioned that Only handwritten manuscripts are accepted For the Registration Process but what about typed scripts? i have scripts which is typed in ms word and I want to register it with writer association..

     
    1. Preetam Singh Negi,
      Many apologies for the Mistake. FWA accepts both the handwritten and typed manuscripts. The below para is excerpted from FWA web page-

      Question: Can I get a hand-written script registered or do I have to get it typed?
      Answer: You can get a handwritten manuscript registered at the FWA office. However, getting your material typed is a prerequisite if you’re registering online. It is so because the website needs to keep a word-count of the material and thus, even a scanned version of the manuscript won’t serve the purpose.

      Regards
      Vimal

       
  3. Can i register my Malayalam movie script online, because i heard i should go to kochi office to register it.

     
  4. Hi.. Sonali singh as a story writer.. I write real stories which is full support of real persons. I m searching to a complete director who can make a perfect film. My stories are give a good messages to all persons who can any kind of age..

     
  5. Can someone who is not a Citizen of India and has a Script written in English register their script with FWA

     
  6. sir,
    how can i get fwa registration no.
    please inform.
    and also inform about charges of registration,
    not for membership.

     
  7. Respected Sir,

    So far many films have been made on Army with regard to their role of fighting showing bravery and all. Actually that is the main role and need to be brought in front of common people. But many things keep taking place internally which never come in light. I have the story of a clerk (a Babu) whose honesty became hindrance for his further promotion and career spoiled by a dishonest superior officer. Officer’s dishonesty came in light later and was shunted out of the Army but before that he spoiled career of lot. I shall like to send the story, if it interests you. The common people will come to know what happens within the Army even sometime, which looks good and disciplined though which it is.

     
  8. I would like to take the opportunity to write a few scripts, that might be liked or viewed by production companies. My potentials as a start up only. I would like to know if there are takers for a few good scripts that can be swallowed.

     
  9. I wan to meak my short film ATMAHATTYA marathi.anyone who interested in casting pls contact me 7218501001

     
  10. Dilwale. Dulhaniya le jayege ready h.
    One dialog.
    Papa kahte h agar bat pyar ki aaye insan ko pyar se kam Lena chahiye.bhle hi jaan kyo na chli jaye

     
  11. Film shayar
    Mujhko shayar na smajhna ea znane walo

    Me shayar nhi bnta agar inkar na milta ikrar me uske

     
  12. Guiyun Xiao received the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Career Achievement Award in the fall of 2010.

    They may be ready to chat again or they may be still upset with you.
    At least it breaks the handsome guy being the hero stuffs that
    we use to see in some movies out there.

     
  13. Good-Evening Sir,
    I want to make short film about 30 min in Hindi .
    Kindly request to know me how should I start it by taking all aspects into consideration right from ground level.

    Thanks & Regards

    Prof.Rajesh Waghmare
    Pune

     
  14. Thanks for such important information given online to users. We will meet as erlier…..with my film script.

     
  15. Dear sir,
    I am not educated but I write a short film in Marathi.
    I am new on this platform so plzzz help me..

     
    1. No. (We Hope So)
      You have to contact Film Writers Association of India for any assistance or alternatively you can approach solicitors in MP for legal help

       
  16. sir, can any one of u give us an idea about the payment being done to the screen writer in Bollywood in present days. If it is based on budget then what is minimum amount for average budget of Rs. 1 crore for movie.
    plz reply

     
  17. Sir please tell me about story registration because i m writing a novel which could be selected for film making also so from where should i register my story my storyis incomplete on papers ……
    And when i should register my story i lives in madhya pradesh is there any source from where i can register my story instead of mumbai …… is far away for me accrding to my financial condition

     
    1. No way. There’s no film script registration office in Madhaya pradesh, You have to approach FWA if you want to register SCRIPT online.
      Take a look into FWA link here http://fwa.co.in/ask_fwa.php or else you can consult a solicitor (lawyer) near your area for assistance. But, it will be a costlier process.

       
  18. Sir there is a need of writer proof for membership and script registration.I have no knowledge about this and I have no contact with directors and producers.What can I do so that I register my manuscript.

     
    1. if YOU WANT TO REGISTER YOUR FILM SCRIPT, THEN FOLLOW THE GUIDANCES GIVEN IN THE CONTENT.
      IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE CONTACT INFORMATION OF INDIAN FILMMAKERS, PLEASE WAIT . We will upload it here soon
      Any other questions?

       
  19. Yes Sir, To learn the structure , rules of a professional screenplay writing ,some training is required. Since i m in job which i cant quit,therefore either online or short term/part time classes will definitely help. You can tell us better about the necessity of such training for a person not belonging to b town or Film background.
    Its requested to give us the idea of that.

     
    1. Nothing like that rupenndra,
      You don’t need any formal training to become a script writer in India. All you need is Creative Writing Skils. It’s a request to you that please do not attend any part-time/ full-time script writing classes

       
  20. FWA is for the professionals writer what about the one who is very new and want to show story to producer but having privacy issues? What to do to make script safe?

     
  21. I have heard certain rumors about FWA, not in its favor. Which one is safer to register my scripts with, Copyrights Office of India or FWA? Also can you let me know which one is quicker?

     
      1. A learned friend of mine told me about the ‘atithi tum kab jaoge’ and abid surti case. Anyway I personally had a word with FWA guys and found them pretty helpful.

         
  22. I HAVE WRITTEN (90 PAGES) OF MARATHI MOVIE SCRIPT. plz tell me about the all processing fees structure of FWA. which will be approximate ….

     
      1. NEW REGISTRATION FEES

        Upto Five pages Rs. 10/- For the 1st page Rs.20/-

        Additional page Rs.1/- Additional page Rs.2/-

        Per Song Rs. 10/- Per Song Rs.15/-

        Per Mukhada Rs.5/- Per Mukhada Rs.10/-

        Registration on the website:-

        Upto Five pages Rs. 25/- For the 1st page Rs.40/-

        Additional page Rs.1/- Additional page Rs.2/-

        Per Song Rs. 25/- Per Song Rs.40/-

         
  23. Dear Sir , I have my own true script and I know he is Oscar!
    Par abhi tak mene kisi ko nahi btayi Kay aap mujhe ek chance dege ( story about true life Jesus…..

     
  24. I have a story in mind but want a creative writer, is there any association/organisation that i can contact for professional script/story writers please?

    Thanks in advance.

     
    1. IMPAA = Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (Comprises of Everyone in the Indian Film Industry)
      Address
      “IMPPA HOUSE”
      Dr. Ambedkar Road, Bandra (West),
      Mumbai – 400 050. INDIA
      Phone: +91 22 2648 6344 / 45 / 1760
      Fax: +91 22 2648 0757

      Web : http://www.imppa.net

      FWA= fILM SCRIPT WRITERS ASSOCIATION

       
      1. hi my name is raj i lived in punjab i write interesting hindi movie motivation story .i like write . i have no idea how write film story .ple tell me which story you take or ple any idea give me starting ple my help .one movie how much charger money give.

         
  25. hello my dear sir,
    I was reading FAQs on FWA webpage and have gone through wages approved by FWICE.
    Sir, i want to know from u that if a person is writing a story, screenplay and dialogues for a movie then will he be paid amount specified each for these or only amount for any of these. R these wages are minimum and mandatory in industry or just rough ones.
    I want to enter into industry with script but i m unable to decide the standard fee /payment. Many articles on internet reveals that writers are not being rightly paid in Bollywood and they suffers badly. Plz clarify and suggest with examples.

    Thank u

    regards

     
    1. The articles that you read on internet are not right .
      A bollywood script writer salary ranging from 50 La to 5 Cr INR

       
  26. Sir,I have a story in mind.and i am shuor I write well,good,better and best Hindi movie story and you liked this story 101%. So plz,plz,plz Give us idia and contact us my mo.n.9503036614.
    Thank you.

     
  27. Is admission fee apart from membership fee? also clarify hows online registration of script works and how it cost for a script having 100pages. thanks

     
  28. Hi Team,

    I am not a story or script writer but i have a very good story which would be good if it turned out to be a movie. How can i approach a producer or director to showcase it. I have no idea as what is the next course of action.

     
  29. The IMPAA or FWA work r same or different?
    Someone said me that u have to register your script to IMPAA…
    sir,tell me what the different between IMPAA or FWA working?

     
  30. sir i screenplay or dialoge also i writing .but i dont know how many money i give you.ple tell me one movie for how money take. ple reply me

     
  31. hello sir!
    I want to know the advantage of getting a story registered with FWA other then the copyright and also
    what are the chances of getting a story screened in reel life if registered with FWA. What are the opportunities that FWA provides?

     
  32. I am an indian but based in Canada. I have a script to register and I don’t think I can visit Mumbai anywhere soon. Could you please let me know if online registration is enough ?

     
    1. Find the Contact numbers and Office Address of Bollywood Directors, Film Distribution Companies and Film Production houses

       
  33. Sir mein ek story Writer hu Maine bhut saari. Mov likhi hai mein nhi jaanta ki in he kaise sahi producer ya director ke passspauchaa. Jaye ja kaise iska registration krvaya jay please help me

     
  34. My name is Sajid Ali I think I m good script writer but I have no chance to explain my story so many films match with my story plz give me one chance Insha Allah I will proof.
    Plz contact me sajidali0096@gmail

     
  35. i have 2 commercial entertainer stories for KANNADA & TELUGU
    I HAVE WRITTEN TELUGU STORY FOR APPROACHING ”RAMCHARAN TEJA”, I WILL GIVE THIS STORY ONLY TO SHOT WITH RAMCHARAN AS THE HERO, I AM WRITING STORY BY IMAGINE CHARACTERS . THIS STORY GOES THROUGH THE BEAUTIFUL RICH HEROINE AND SO MANY LUXURY CARS. ITS A BIG BUDGET FILM AND BECOME COMMERCIAL SUPER HIT IN KERALA,TAMIL NADU,ANDHRA FOR SURE BECAUSE THE STORY INVOLVES THESE AREAS, I MADE THE STORY LIKE THAT FOR MORE COMMERCIAL INCOME FOR THE PRODUCER. ..CONTACT ME FOR THE EACH AND EVERY INTERESTING FRESH AND CRAZY SCENES IN THE ENTIRE MOVIE..EXCELLENT CLIMAX TOO

    IN KANNADA MY HERO IS ”YASH ” THAT IS A SUPERB STORY WITH 2 HEROINES, I CANT TELL THE IMPORTANCE OF SECOND HEROINE. ITS A GREAT SUSPENSE AND CLIMAX LED. SHE IS CHILDISH CHARACTER IN THE STORY….I HAVE MADE THIS STORY WITH FULL OF ENTERTAINMENTS. CAMPUS BASED STORY TOO..

    SUPPOSE NOBODY CONTACT ME FOR THIS TWO STORIES WITH IN 1 YEAR, I WILL DIRECT THIS 2 FILMS FOR SURE..BECAUSE I AM ON THE WAY TO MY AMBITION..

    I WILL SPEAK KANNADA,MALAYALAM,TAMIL SOO WELL

    MY WATSAP NUMBER +918970071001
    EMAIL;;9696JILSON@GMAIL.COM

     
  36. I AM A WRITER AND WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER MY STORIES WITH THE FILM MAKERS STORY WRITERS ASSOCIATION, THE FORM WILL BE SUBMITTED IN DUE COURSE OF TIME. I HOPE TO COMPLETE THE FORMALITIES SOON. THANKS

     
  37. Good evening sir, My name is Ignacio Kalosi, I love writing film scripts but my problem is I don’t have resources to come up with a complete film. Where do I start from so that I should achieve my ambitions of turning my scripts to movies. Note: I’m from outside India.
    Regards . Ignacio, from Malawi, African continent.

     
  38. I m writing movie script , songs and dialogue also . but I have no idea how can sale my ideas .so plz suggest me and also call me 7895306115 if someone connected in Bollywood link.

     
  39. Sir/Madam, Good Evening.

    I Thank you for your valuable forum.

    I have a few stories written with me and I am trying to convert them into movie scripts. I have read all your suggestions/replies above and have come to know that an ideal script is about 70 pages long. With this, I have understood that a script should consist of each and every detail (like explaining the scene/shot, dialogues, etc.) as a mere story that can be completed in 2-3 hrs can not be so long. So I am now in the process of making my stories/ideas into ideal scripts by rewriting them down to reach the depth of each and every detail (scenes, dialogues, etc.) so that my stories become ideal and fully detailed scripts.
    Hence, I need to know how an ideal movie script looks like- how its basic story/theme is taken to each and every detail, how the shots and dialogues are explained, what to add and what not to add in making a 1-3 page story into a 70 page script (like mentioning and explaining the scene/situation, dialogues, facial expressions….).
    So I humbly request you to kindly mail me a copy of a script of some movie, if it can legally be provided. Also I request you to provide me with some instructions/advice regarding the same.

     
  40. HELLO SIR,

    I AM FROM CHENNAI AND I HAVE WRITTEN ONE TAMIL STORY..I HAVE ONE DOUBT… FWA ACCEPT TAMIL STORIES OR NOT AND I HEARD THAT BEFORE REGISTER STORY SCRIPT WE SHOULD JOIN AS A MEMBER IN FWA… IS IT TRUE? … HOW LONG TAKE TO GET MEMBERSHIP CARD IN FWA… I WANT TO TRAVEL FOR MUMBAI FROM CHENNAI… PLEASE GUIDE ME…

     
  41. Respected Sir .
    Now a days Bollywood making movie only dirty & hot . What is this sir . Our Bollywood will walk on it No Sir.
    Before It . The peaple closed to see Bollywood Movies . Please thing better and show better Sir.
    I have more different movie from your movie give me one chance Sir . I hope you not hopless.

    MY Mob. 9696016503

     
  42. Hi sir i am story & script write I have 1Hindi film script which is more intertening And in script more suspensial part which make of script very good and this script is defrent to all film.sir pleas help me.where I ragister of our scrip.pleas call me sir.my contact no 8677822689

     
  43. Respected Sir / Ma’m,
    I would like to come to your place for a small visit regarding story of my own life but i m not much capable these days because of my son’s continue illness…
    I m coming to Vapi for a marriage function at my uncles place on 25th Dec, 2016… so i planned to visit to Andheri at your address if u permit me for that…
    KIndly requested to favor the needfull…

     
  44. I m a Registered member of “Bharat Cine and TV writer Association”; in “mumbai”. I have written a interesting commercial movie Screen play which can even raise for National Award too if filmed, i would like to share its synopsis title “Dhruv Tara”; means the north Polaris star . My screen play talks about though Human Fetus killings are done for many reasons, such acts are biologically not right at all. Nature has given a platform for every species to live equally and Human Rights suggests killing a human fetus in sake of a boy is a complete crime and an inhuman act, under Laws of “Indian Constitutional Acts”. My story is a small medium, to focus on such a sensitive issue and even it creates awareness amongst the civilized standard of living or life style, because the Screen Play script that i have designed; not only fits and justify with its subjects truthfully but also, it does fit well enough with commercial market standards too. while for further information regarding its Synopsis or Screen Play can contact through

    email at: creationzone@rediffmail.com or sparticles2010@gmail.com

     

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