Faculty & Consultants

Aaron Henne, a contemporary artist and award winning playwright turned director based in LA. His exploration of machines and their relation to humanity Body Mecanique, was developed and produced by LA Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC). His ode to Kafka's The Castle opened in February 2011 and received brilliant critical acclaim. He is also a proud member of The Playwright's Union. His recent works include collision/theory's Blood Red Lost Head Dead Falcon: The Nibelungen, a multimedia adaptation of a 12th Century Epic Poem, s. At present Aaron teaches writing for the Playwrights' Program at The Robey Theatre Company, Wordspace, Writing Pad and runs the writer's studio, Wordstrut. He has developed excluive lectures for Writers Bridge
Aaron Henne
Playwright
Suresh Kohli is known as the “Father of literary journalism" in India. An accomplished editor since 1972, he launched himself into the Indian film industry in 1986 with a 13 part Hindi serial called Rishte-Naate. Since then, he has directed over 100 documentaries and mini television serials and many of his documentaries have been screened at Kolkata, Mumbai, Australia and London. He has translated literary criticism from Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu into English and also written pieces on cinema for Indian and international periodicals. He is associated with the India International Centre; Press Club of India; JD Centre for Art, Bhubaneshwar; and The Poetry Society of India.A brilliant poet and a film critic he continues to contribute to journalism and filmmaking in a multifaceted manner with his base in New Delhi.
Suresh Kohli
Filmmaker
Jigyasa Taneja Sethi won a BAFTA/LA award and a regional Oscar nomination as writer/director for her short Dussehra, produced in LA and shown worldwide. She then went on to become Creative Director for TV after which she discovered her love for ad films and worked with the likes of Foot Candles and Red Ice as well as Excel Entertainment and Seredipity Films for features like Don and Being Cyrus. Jigyasa later took to writing for Television and Feature films along with directing a range of fiction and non-fiction work for JAM Productions.
Jigyasa Taneja Sethi
Writer, Director
Tamara has a range of works to her credit. She has written non-fiction articles on predominant topics such as the history of the American West, Native American Music and Jewellery, and Western collectibles. She has also written The Arizona Travel Smart- a highly regarded travelogue. Her book The Desert Home is an award winning coffee table book on architecture and design. Based in Arizona and LA, Tamara has the experience of being an online screenwriting instructor for more than five years, and is now core faculty at Writers Bridge.
Tamara Logsdon Hawkinson
Professional Writer and Screenwriter
Alankrita, one of India's leading contemporary writer-directors, most recently co-wrote and directed episodes of Amazon's critically acclaimed series, Made in Heaven. She has previously assisted noted Indian director Prakash Jha on films like Gangajal, Apaharan, and Rajneeti among others. She has also been associated with. Alankrita's latest feature, the Lipstick under my Burkha and Netflix special Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare garnered wide praise and acclaim from audiences and critics alike around the world.
Alankrita Srivastava
Writer, Director
Sundance Screenwriter's Lab Fellow (2014). Currently looking after Script Development at Yash Raj Films. Masters in English, with over 20 years of experience in creative writing and communications across industries, with leading corporates such as ITC, Times of India and Paytm
Deepanjali Sarkar
screenwriter
Ankita Kumar is a post graduate from the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune. After completing her screenwriting course from FTII, she has been pursuing a successful career in films and television... She assisted legendary film maker Prakash Jha on his film Apaharan. She wrote and directed documentary films Maadhyam and Bandhan for the coveted Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs. These films were screened at the prestigious OSIAN film and won accolades for her. She had a long stint with the prestigious media firm BAG Films & Media Ltd and was Creative Director for shows like Ankhiyon ke Jharonkhon Se and Star Vivaah telecast on Star Plus. She worked as Supervising Producer for shows like India Investigates on Fox History and Discover India on Discovery channel. She is credited with the concept creation of police investigative shows like Red Alert on Star News (now ABP News), rural diaries like Grameen Bharat and Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Jaago Graahak Jaago and many more.
Ankita Kumar
Screenwriter
Ritu Bhatia is a film and television writer in the Mumbai film Industry for the last 17 years.
After coming to Mumbai, Ritu also worked for several documentaries on Kashmir, and electoral politcs. Her film PATHER CHUJAERI was part of the berlin film festival. Ritu charted out into working on films as a Script Supervisor - films like TAARE ZAMEEN PAR leading upto her first writing assignment with AISHA in 2010 and LONDON PARIS NEWYORK 2011
Writer of iconic TV shows Parvarish, and YEH HAIN MOHABBATEIN which won her the award for best dialogue writer.
Writer of Gumrah - a teenage crime series based on real life stories. With the advent of Digital platforms coming up, Ritu is now writing several new digital shows. Most recently MENTALHOOD a show about parenting
Ritu Bhatia
Screenwriter