I recently received an email from Vikas Chandra, an Indian screenwriter who recently participated in the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab in his home country. I get a lot of emails from writers who are from outside the U.S.A. and my advice is always the same; try and find local opportunities. This is just one great example of someone who did exactly that.

Anyway, you can read his full story by checking out this blog post:
Notes from a script lab – Which side of the river do you want to be on?

If you’re trying to break into Hollywood from outside the United States check out these two posts:

Breaking in to Hollywood from outside the United States
Breaking into Hollywood from outside the United States Part 2

18 thoughts on “Notes from a script lab in India”
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