'Narcos' co-creator to conduct masterclass in India

Christopher Brancato, the showrunner and co-creator of the hit American crime-drama series "Narcos", will conduct a masterclass here.

As part of its plans to create ground-breaking content for the Jio platform, Siddharth Roy Kapur's Roy Kapur Films (RKF) has invited Brancato to India to conduct a special masterclass on creating, writing and directing original series.

Brancato is being accompanied by Carole Kirschner, the Director of the Writers Guild of America's showrunner training program.

The masterclass session will start from Monday in Mumbai and will be attended by an invited select group of writers, filmmakers, producers and show-runners. 

The workshop will focus on creative development for high quality series, and sharing best practices in implementing the showrunner and writer empowered model. This is Kapur's step towards building a strong foundation for a robust creative writing system in India for the Jio Originals platform set to launch next year.

"It is always good to learn from the best in the business and benefit from their experiences, especially when one is trying to forge new paths and break established norms.

"That is what we are aiming to do at RKF, and we couldn't have asked for better guides than Chris and Carole as we work towards producing world class content for tens of millions of Jio subscribers. I am very excited about this initiative and eager to experience the interaction between Chris and Carole and some of the best creative minds in our country," Kapur said in a statement.


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