Cannes Film Festival unveils 2014 Official Selection lineup. 18 films in competition section
Sony Pictures Entertainment is set to release action adventure fantasy film "The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ in India on May 1, a day ahead of North America
Action thriller film Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty is written and directed by A.R. Murugadoss, produced by Vipul Shah and presented by Reliance Entertainment. The film is scheduled to release on June 6 2014
2 States is produced by Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Dharma Productions and released worldwide by UTV Motion Pictures on April 18, 2014
News

2014 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP: Kanu Behl's Titli In Un Certain Regard

Cannes Film Festival's delegate general Thierry Fremaux unviel 49 films selected from some 1,800 submissions. 18 Films were selected in the Official Competition Section. Yash Raj Films' Titli (produced by Dibakar Banerjee) is selected in the Un Certain Regard Section.

Digital

Around the world with www.dittotv.com

Ditto TV of Zee New Media, ZEEL’s digital business arm, has witnessed a remarkable growth garnering over 3.25 lakh subscribers and over 2 million + registered users in 251 countries including the UK, the UAE, New Zealand, Australia and the US. An insight into this entertainment revolution

Digital

Get ready for 4K experience

Media and entertainment industry is poised to embrace 4k (UltraHD) at NAB Show this year. Besides just higher resolution, deeper realistic colors will show more hues and shades, smooth changes in tone as seen in the real world, providing the true life like viewing experience for end consumer on Ultra HD devices. Ravindra Velhal, Global Content Policy Strategist, Intel Corporation, gives more details.

News

Advantage India

Tech-giants like Microsoft,IBM, Oracle and more have cleverly utilised the low cost Indian manpower to keep the bottomline high and floating. Now it is the turn of the media companies to do the same. And what could be a better platform than NAB to explore the possibilities, asks Arul Moorthy, MD, Digital Magic Visuals

Leader Speak

What’s Common Between India and US

I know what I like as a consumer. But as a regulator, I don’t believe that it is my place to impose my preferences upon others. Everyone has different tastes, particularly in countries as diverse as the United States and India, said Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COMMISSIONER Ajit Pai, in his keynote address at FICCI Frames 2014 Excerpts of his speech

Leader Speak

Animation characters that Indian kids love

Indian children are flooded with choices when it comes to entertainment. From just one hour a week that too on just one channel, kids content are now available 24x7 across many platforms. But still, there is an unfilled gap, feels Shambo Phalke

Leader Speak

India can Entertain Whole World

Punit Goenka, MD, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd says that India can produce content which is of international standards and has the ability and potential to entertain and engage the global audience. He said this in his address at FICCI FRAMES 2014

Leader Speak

Indian M&E Sector, the Wealth Maker

Indian media and entertainment sector is capable of creating employment and wealth much faster than most other sectors and with the ability to be a force multiplier, like it is in most countries, says Uday Shankar, CEO Star India and Chairman of FICCI M&E Committee, in his address at FICCI FRAMES 2014

Bollywood

OUR STRENGTH IS EMOTIONS : AVTAR PANESAR

Our strength is emotions and that’s what connects our audiences to our films -Yash Raj Films’ Dhoom 3 has become the biggest film in the history of Indian cinema domestically and internationally. We must be doing something right. It’s nice to be accepted by the audiences on our terms globally, says Avtar Panesar, YRF’s VP International Operations

News

Kamal Haasan and His Vision

Kamal Haasan is an important commercial force in South Indian cinema and his vision for the future of feature film business can demolish any opposition that gets into his innovative ways of creating producing and distributing feature films domestically and internationally, and professionalizing the entertainment industry. Kamal Haasan, who was at IIMB to inaugurate Vista 2013, an industry interaction festival of IIMB held in September 2013, is one of the few professionals in the Indian film industry who has been very keen on developing Centres of Excellence for Media and Entertainment. He believes that management education is a necessity for everyone in the film industry. He has even urged the Prasad Institute in Chennai to offer a film course to students in Management schools. He strongly believes that Management professionals in the Media and Entertainment business must learn the basics of film making.

News

India and Canada Sign Audio-Visual Co-Production Agreement

India and Canada Sign Audio-Visual Co-Production Agreement. The Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Mr Bimal Julka and the High Commissioner of Canada to India, Mr. Stewart Beck signing the India-Canada Audio-Visual Co-production agreement, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Governor General of Canada, Mr. David Johnston

Bollywood

First Look of Maneesh Sharma’s DUM LAGA KE HAISHA Under YRF Banner

Maneesh Sharma’s first independent production venture under the Yash Raj Films banner, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, is directed by Sharat Katariya and stars the extremely talented Ayushmann Khurrana and YRF’s new find from one of its own - debutant Bhumi Pednekar.

Innovation And Broadcast

STAR Believes in Challenging Status-quo

At STAR, we always encourage and urge our people to question constancy. We realise that stagnation of ideas is the death of creativity – Deepak Jacob, President & General Counsel, STAR India Pvt. Ltd

Industry

Innovation is Inevitable in Media and Entertainment Sector: Prof Raghunath

Innovation is bound to increase the total volume of activity in the media and entertainment sector says Prof S Raghunath, Corporate Strategy and Policy, IIM Bangalore

Industry

My prediction would be that there are quite some healthy windows for Print, Radio and Television in India: Media Futurist Gerd Leonhard

My prediction would be that there are quite some healthy windows for Print, Radio and Television in India: Media Futurist Gerd Leonhard

Platforms

For the first time in the United States, IIFA will take place at Florida in June 2014. Here's the amazing journey behind the creators of IIFA

IIFA will host the 15th year of the Tata Motors IIFA Awards in Tampa Bay, Florida. With world-class infrastructure and facilities and having hosted a myriad of international concerts, events and the Super Bowl four times, Tampa Bay is the ideal choice for the 15th IIFA Weekend & Awards.

Industry

Innovation Journey A Long One

With innovation increasingly being considered indispensable, Marcel Fenez, Global Entertainment and Media leader for PwC, feels the journey is a long one as globally markets are at different stages of evolution.

Innovation And Broadcast

Innovation Across Verticals at Zee

Innovation is not just rewarded but also personally recognised at Zee. We motivate our people to continue aiming at higher milestones, says Punit Goenka MD & CEO Zee Entertainment Enterprises

Innovation And Broadcast

COLORS CATCHES INDIAN EYEBALLS

Within a short span of five years, Viacom 18 Media’s Colors TV Channel has emerged a leading general entertainment television channel in India, and its CEO Raj Nayak says more surprises are in store in the near future

Startups

The combination of frugal innovation and technology innovation is potentially lethal. It is the big Indian opportunity: Rajesh Sawhney

Rajesh is the founder of GSF Accelerator, India’s first multi-city Tech Accelerator, backed by 20 iconic digital founders and 5 leading venture funds from across the world. Rajesh is also the founder of GSF Superangels network and curator of the Global Superangels Forum. He is the co-host and curator of Founders Forum India. Rajesh has made over 15 investments as an active and engaged angel investor.

Digital

Redefining Eros With Innovation

Digitisation continues to be a key growth driver for the Indian M&E sector with more and more audiences subscribing to the digital medium, says Rishika Lulla Singh, CEO, Eros Now

Innovation And Broadcast

Innovation is in the DNA of Viacom 18

It is critical that as leaders we build organisations that strengthen more open and learning culture, encourages dialogue, tolerates failure and is receptive to new ideas says Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO Viacom 18 Media

Industry

Price Controls on TV Content Impeding Innovation: Star India CEO Uday Shankar

Inconsistent policies and arbitrary curbs on freedom of speech and expression are the two major challenges that have stifled innovation in India’s Media and Entertainment sector, says Uday Shankar, CEO of Star India in his theme address at the CII Big Picture Summit 2013

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How the World Sees Indian Cinema?

As the Indian cinema is celebrating its centenary year, European Producer Pierre Assouline presents his view on how other parts of the world see films from India
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Indian Cinema Should be Positioned Globally

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