Why was the Star Writers Program Created?
Star needs fresh writers with talent and imagination, who can help create new television experiences for our 790 million viewers.
In this exciting program – which includes lots of instruction, TV and movie viewing, guest lectures and writing – you’ll learn to apply hundreds of writing techniques to create great TV stories, characters, and scenes.
Here’s a short video where some of our past students talk about the program. Check it out, because soon you might join them! Insert the link to the Mumbai Challenge.
Do I have to be fluent in English and Hindi?
Yes. Both languages are used extensively in the program and in brainstorming meetings at the network.
Do I have to work at Star upon graduation?
Yes – finding and training new writers for Star is why we created the program. Those who graduate get a two year writing contract with our network. (By the way, it’s great work, and writing for Star can launch a lifelong screenwriting career!)
How many people will you accept into the 2019 program?
How intense is the program?
You’ll have five days of instruction per week, but you’ll also be expected to work one day on the weekends, usually doing writing assignments.
You’ll need to put a lot of your life on hold for the five months of the classroom teaching and the two month internship. After all, we’re trying to cram years of writing training into just seven months!
But the intensity is well worth it, for you’ll step into an exciting, creative career working alongside other creative people like you.
What will my future at Star look like?
You’ll be writing for Star Plus and Star Bharat – and hopefully bringing fresh ideas to our audiences and to our network.
You’ll get to see your writing on air, and you’ll touch tens of millions of people with your creativity – and in your lifetime, hundreds of millions.
Once you’ve completed your obligatory two years with Star, you may end up working for Star, or for different production companies, or for a digital platform. Whatever be the future you want in entertainment, you’ll have the training and resume to help make your dreams happen.
If I apply and don't get accepted, can I apply again, the next time the program is offered?