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Me-India to hold 5-day programme for film folks

MUMBAI: Dutch Media Entertainment India (Me-India), in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the creative sector, is going to hold five-day programme for delegates from the films, television, animation and gaming industry from 10 to 15 October.


This programme is a serious attempt to create a more active and conducive utilisation of resources between both the countries in the field of entertainment.


The programme has three important pillars:


Knowledge: Delegates will be informed about the financial and practical aspects on doing business in the Netherlands as well as the Dutch media-and entertainment industry (TV, film, internet, gaming and animation).


Creativity: The most important creative locations and areas will be visited. Creative sessions with counterparts operating in the Dutch media-and entertainment industry and visits to relevant players within this sector will be a part of this programme. 


City Hopping: Four creative cities in The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Maastricht) will be hosting and guiding the delegates during their visit. Shooting locales and media companies in these cities will be visited.


Salient features of Netherlands for Indian Entertainment Industry are: Netherlands is the only European country with mainstream Hindi Cinema, it has 300 (TV) production companies, it has European pioneers in the field of animation and gaming, it is the home of reality TV, it has the largest TV studios in Europe and it is one of the most dynamic creative industries worldwide.


There are two major funds- one private and one Government that can be made available for all appropriate projects.


Dutch Media Entertainment India (Me-India) is developed by a Dutch business cluster of 15 companies along with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. It focuses primarily on stimulating and seamless expansion of the creative industry in the Netherlands and India alike. Me-India initiates activities for all operating in the creative Media & Entertainment sector. It tries to encompass all the players (public and private) through their activities in their programs and encourage beneficial partnerships

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