TV and Film Writing Tips from Hindustan

…Cuz we’re all in the same boat when it comes to showbiz, no matter how unique we’d like to feel. Witness:

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by Divya Sharma

Most writers will tell you that storytelling is something that comes naturally to them. Such is the case of Pathankot resident Amit Babbar, 31, an alumnus of the Department of Communication Studies of Panjab University, Chandigarh.

“I come from a family of storytellers. My father used to tell me stories when I was young,” recalls Amit, who started working as a copywriter with a Chandigarh-based advertising agency during college days. He knew then that the next stop for him would be Mumbai, where he has been working for over seven years now.

Amit has worked with directors like Anurag Kashyap and Abbas Tyrewala besides big production houses like Shemaroo and Shakuntalam Telefilms. He has also written the screenplay for animated films like ‘Return of Hanuman’ and ‘Jumbo’.
“Those who want to do screenplay writing must explore TV as it offers more freedom and opportunity,” says Amit. He is currently busy writing scripts for the TV channel Colors and another for Zee TV.

Amit has written Zee TV’s upcoming television show, ‘Hello Pratibha’, which is on air since January 27. He urges aspirants to take up writing seriously.

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