Friday, January 16, 2009

2 types of screenwriters

There can be broadly two groups of screenwriters-first,the group that continues to turn out unusable screenplays and second,the group of successful screenwriters. Then what are the fundamental differences between these two groups in the world of screenplays.

The first difference is the desire to do it, and keep on doing it, even when the writing is not working. This is the passion for communicating and sharing a vision, which is one of the benchmarks of creative activity.

The sesond difference is the ability to learn from others. This can be achieved by study, taking feddback, discussion, or a combination of all three. The point is that it is an on-going process and each screenplay is aimed at being improvement on the last.

The third difference is the acquisition of skills and their application in a rigorous and creative way.

The fourth is time. It takes time to write and it takes even more time to write well. It can take years to write well within the strict parameters of a screenplay.

The fifth is persistence. A screenwriter has to be able to keep going with their ideas and deal with rejection and uncertainty of the whole affair.

Last, and by no means the least is the passion for the medium and the stories, characters and themes which are fundamental to any screenplay.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

"E-rang" E-pao Movie/Entertainment Vortal

Motion Picture or Cinema was first introduced in Manipur in 1920. The first Motion Picture theatres in the state were established in Imphal after the Second World War. Filmmaking in Manipur was pioneered by Shree Govindajee Film Company (SGFC) founded between 1946 and 1947. MAINU PEMCHA (1948) was the result of the first attempt at making films by the Manipuris.
The first full fledged feature film MATAM-GI MANIPUR was screened on the 9th of April, 1972 at Usha Cinema, Friends Talkies in Imphal and Azad cinema in Kakching. With the establishment of Film Society in 1966 , Imphal Cine Club in 1979 and Manipur Film Development Council (MFDC) in 1980, Manipuri Cinema got the required momentum and made an indelible mark both at the National and International level.
So far, nine Manipuri films have already bagged prestigious National Awards. The following Manipuri films were also screened in celebrated International Film Festivals around the globe.
The following manipuri films were shown in Film Festivals on International level.

The first Indian Film to get the GRAND PRIX at the NANTE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL was the Manipuri Film IMAGEE NINGTHEM (My Son, My Precious) directed by A. Shyam Sharma and scripted by MK Binodini. Eight Year old LEIKHENDRA SINGH bagged the BEST CHILD ACTOR in India awards in the year 1982.