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.
The 64th Berlin International Film Festival presented cinema’s creative power and diversity, as well as welcomed guests and the public to many discussions and talks about "the seventh art”. Over 330,000 tickets were sold and this attendance set a new record in the history of the festival.
Kapil Sharma, one of the biggest names on Television, has just signed a 3-film contract with Yash Raj Films. He debuts in a film titled "Bank-Chor” under their Youth Films Division, Y-Films which previously made the sleeper hit of last year, "Mere Dad Ki Maruti.” Kapil has also signed on to YRF’s Talent Management Wing that handles celebrity endorsements & films.
Marathi-language film Killa (The Fort) directed by Avinash Arun won the Crystal Bear for best film in the Generation Kplus for children's films at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
Berlinale 2014 Opening film The Grand Budapest Hotel, directed by Wes Anderson won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize in the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Berlinale festival director Dieter Kosslick picked up the prize on behal of Anderson. Anderson in his note thanked the festival for the "first full-scale and genuinely metallic” prize he’s ever won from a film festival.
Diao Yinan’s Chinese noir drama 'Black Coal, Thin Ice' won the top Golden Bear prize in the 64th Berlin International Film Festival for the best film category.
Irked over the lack of freedom in appointing the panel members, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Leela Samson has said there is government intervention in certification. Here we reproduce what Samson said when she was addressing M&E leaders.
India’s Entertainment & Media sector is expected to grow steadily over the next five years as per CII-PwC’s latest report titled ‘India Entertainment & Media Outlook 2013’ released at the second edition of the CII Big Picture Summit. The industry is expected to exceed INR 224,500 crore growing at a CAGR of 18% from 2012 to 2017.
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