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MPDA to screen Hollywood films in US Embassy at Delhi

MUMBAI: The US Embassy and the Motion Picture Dist. Association (India) Pvt. Ltd, the Indian arm of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), have decided to screen between 6-12 new Hollywood films every year at the American Center, Delhi.

The announcement was made at a reception hosted by US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer of MPAA CEO and chairman Dan Glickman on 8 September.


MPAA‘s studio members will provide the films in digital format to the American Center, New Delhi. Members of the MPAA include Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, NBC Universal, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture and Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.


"The United States and India are two nations having a growing and shared stake in encouraging a healthy, legitimate marketplace for film and other creative works," remarked Glickman.


Noted Ambassador Roemer, "The US and India have the largest motion picture industries in the world, reflecting the appreciation of film that both Indians and Americans share. This partnership between the American Center and motion picture industry leaders will allow us to share American culture with India in new and exciting ways."

The American Center is undergoing a complete renovation of its theatre. The new theatre will be digitally compliant to MPAA standards and will include a new screen, new projection equipment and new sound system.



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