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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
My prediction would be that there are quite some healthy windows for Print, Radio and Television in India: Media Futurist Gerd Leonhard
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.
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 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
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
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.
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
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
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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Despite the clash of the titans going on between big media and big Internet now, TV and Internet are merging
03 Oct 2013
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
03 Oct 2013
When 'Raja Harishchandra' (King Harishchandra), the first feature film, was released by DadasahebPhalke in 1913, the audience was limited, the circle of business was small. This experiment had succeeded primarily because there was a strong desire to Indianize content and monetize the opportunity.
03 Oct 2013