Courtney Stephens is an American film-maker and based in Los Angeles. Courtney Stephens is also a photographer and was a writer working between Los Angeles and Kolkata in 2013. She has got a degree from MFA American Film Institute (2009) and even has a  university degree of New Delhi(2005) in Philosophy. 

Later on, she has been an assistant to filmmaker Terrence Malick for ‘Tree of Life’ and his next film ‘To The Wonder’. One of her thesis film ‘’Equestrian Sexual Response” for which she has been a screenwriter was nominated for Student Academy in 2010, Later on, Courtney also added the new title of writer and director in her movie credits that describe jobs few people only understand. 

In 2013, she became a writer to a short documentary ‘Sacred Clay’ which was commissioned by Temple University. The filmmaker also has crafted a path for her as a filmmaker by writing screen credits for an animation documentary film titled ‘Contributions Of Female Explores.' Overall, she has been a screenwriter for a couple of few documentaries. Courtney had later landed her a role in a Bengali biopic drama, Tutu Sinha’s ‘The Light — Swami Vivekananda’ in 2013. She also has written a film ‘Equestrian Sexual Response’ which was directed by Zeke Hawkins; this film was a product of the American Film Institute Conservatory, which had cinematography by Martim Vian. 

Courtney had handled the subject of the film on a topic of sexual discovery with tact and respectful insight for the younger generation, long  that and the  whole plot was narrated in a tender manner. This Los Angeles film-maker also had tried to make a traveler film in Kolkata and the film was an hour took into account the travel diaries of many travelers. The film was a project supported by Satyajit Ray Film and Television institute, the University of Pennsylvania Film Archives and Kew Gardens, London. She is equally strong as a filmmaker for different documentaries which has the name  of Courtney Stephens as a screenwriter.

Anjum Rajabali Hindi Actor

Anjum Rajabali

Anjum Rajabali’s association with the film industry in India has now been for more than 20 years, but this association has been primarily as a screenplay writer, and to a much lesser extent as an actor. It is not, however, the quality or popularity of his screenplays alone that has made his contributions noteworthy, but it is more his relentless efforts in organizing the writers’ forums within the industry to make them deal unitedly with the producers to get their just share. His initial foray into the world of films was in 1994 when his name was first seen on the credit lines as an associate scriptwriter for the Govind Nihalani film “Drohkaal”, which not only made waves at the time of its release, but went on to bag an international award too few years later. His first independent assignment as a screenplay writer came 4 years later in “China Gate”, while in the same year he was credited with the storyline and script for “Ghulam”, although this was basically an adaptation of Elia Kazan’s 1954 Hollywood film “On the Waterfront”. Thereafter he developed the scripts for films with diverse themes including action movies, biopics, even horror, and subsequently teamed up with director Prakash Jha for a series of films on socio-political themes from 2005, starting with “Apaharan” replicating the worst days of ransom anarchy in Bihar, till “Satyagraha” in 2013, and covering in between, “Raajneeti”; “Aarakshan” and “Chakravyuh”. So far, besides the 12 odd films for which he has written the scripts, he has also had the opportunity to act in 4 films, including the famous Amir Khan starrer “Ghajini”. However, he would himself like to sum up his achievements more in the realm of organizing writers and making them aware of, and insisting for their rightful share in the industry. It is, therefore, not surprising that he happens to be at the helm of a few of the very well-known private and government Film and television Institutes. Simultaneously, he has been the force behind the 'Progressive Writers Group' (PWG) India, as well as the ‘Film Writers Association’ (FWA), ever since he came into prominence. Through these forums he has put Indian screenplay writers on similar global platforms. Also, along with lyricist Javed Akhtar he has taken up the issue of amending certain provisions of the Copyrights act to ensure the interests of writers.

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