Screenwriters Association (SWA) is looking for a legal officer, Mumbai

Screenwriters Association is looking for a legal officer.

About the Screenwriters Association

The Screenwriters Association (SWA, formerly Film Writers’ Association – Regd. Under the Trade Union Act 1926, Regd. No. 3726) is a Trade Union of screenwriters and lyricists who work for Films, TV and Digital Media in India. Authors, novelists, playwrights, journalists who aspire for to diversify or join fulltime the mediums of films, TV or Digital entertainment, are also members of the SWA.

The Screenwriters’ Association (SWA) is a body of the Writers, for the writers and by the Writers. It’s an autonomous organisation. 

Roles & responsibilities in brief

SWA Legal Officer has two-fold responsibilities. First, to guide members on their draft contracts, advising them on contract terms negotiation, and guide them with their legal queries. Second, to assist SWA in resolving/mediating its members’ copyright-related and other legal & contractual disputes. It would involve examining members’ complaints for their validity, assisting and guiding the DSC to conduct fair and effective mediation hearings, recommending action against the offending party, including litigation, recommending legal aid to the member, liaising with SWA’s panel of lawyers, attending court hearings, and continuously advising SWA regarding further courses of action. SWA Legal Officer shall also be responsible for drafting, negotiating, and reviewing any contract SWA enters with any other person & entity.


The candidate must hold at least a bachelor’s degree in law (LL.B.) from an Institute or College or University or deemed University recognized by the Bar Council of India. Sound knowledge of the law and relevant statutes about intellectual property rights, contracts, and commercial and labor laws is imperative. The candidate should have at least three years of professional experience handling intellectual property rights matters, especially the Copyright Act.


Negotiable based on merit & experience.

How to Apply?

Please apply by sending an email to [email protected].


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