After a great first batch, Collectivity is pleased to announce that the 2nd Batch of the Collectivity Writers’ Apprenticeship Program will be starting in Mumbai from May 2012.
This program is meant for young writers who are looking to develop their skills in order to output ideas which can be used in the media industry.
With real world clients, including film and tv channels, mentoring from established writers, specific goal oriented deadlines, a monthly stipend paid to all writers and due care in ownership of IP, this program is geared to identify and nurture fresh writing talent for the media industry.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does this work really?
Initially all shortlisted writers have weekly meetings (usually on saturdays) with collectivity and the clients, to get an idea of the client requirements. Following this, they are guided through a pitch process and workable ideas are identified. These ideas are then developed further with individual attention to each writer, and the guidance of industry professionals and the COllectivity Team, until they are in a position to be registered and then pitched.
ALL IP RESTS WITH THE WRITERS – we’re not evil 🙂
Yes, pitched. Once your idea are registered, Collectivity also takes the responsibility of representing your work to media clients. In other words, you get your very own agent.
3. Sounds cool… AND i get paid?
Yes you do. No matter what happens, collectivity will pay each writer rs 15,000 per month (thats nearly 50k across the project!).
4. SO is it only for movies and TV?
On the whole, yes, we’re focussing on films an television. However, there will also be “Live work” – most usually in the area of comic books (yay!), giving you a further opportunity to earn even MORE!
5. W00t! where do i sign up?!
Well… the signup process goes like this – email your cv, a covering letter, and an example of your best work to us on firstname.lastname@example.org. FOllowing a short list, we will invite you for interviews in May
6. Cool… sounds Easy.
Its NOT easy. if you’re chosen, you will be expected to perform, meet deadlines, and push yourself. No silly excuses, no lazy halfassery. At the end of 4 weeks we will have a review of progress, and may choose to discontinue our contract with you. That means you get fired from a writing job – not nice for your ego.
7. But… i have a job!
That’s cool – we do the workshop on saturdays, so it shouldnt matter – as long as you are there on time! Once your ideas get firmer, we will spend personalised time with you, at a mutually convenient time. However, be aware that we will expect at least 6-8 hrs of work from you WEEKLY. if you cant give it that time, then dont apply
8. I need more details!!
Well, comment below and we’ll try to answer!
Looking forward to working with you!
NB – if you want to be considered, the deadline for all applications is by 15th April, 2012
UPDATE – As i was chilling in Japan, deadline has been extended to 22nd April!