MUMBAI: Ficci has lined up heavyweight speakers at its annual media trade event Frames taking place next month. Sony Pictures president World-wide networks, Television Andy Kaplan will deliver a keynote on ‘The Future of TV‘, while Viacom International Media Networks president, CEO Bob Bakish and Network18 Group CEO Sai Kumar will talk on ‘Breaking the Barrier Between the Local and the Global.‘
The overarching theme of Frames this year is ‘Engaging a Billion Consumers‘.
Also giving keynotes are Disney Media Network co-chair and Disney ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney and Walt Disney International chairman Andy Bird. UCLA Film School, USA dean Teri Schwartz will talk about ‘Skills in M&E: The Next Big Leap towards creating greater talent‘.
There will also be masterclasses. A master-class on ‘Screenwriting for TV Audience‘ will be given by American screenwriter and television producer Tim Kring. He is best known for his creation of the drama series ‘Strange World‘, ‘Crossing Jordan‘, ‘Heroes‘ and ‘Touch‘. Another master-class will be on ‘The Effective use of Music in Cinema‘ by Warner Bros Music VP Seymour Stein.
Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha will give a master-class on ‘Engaging Diaspora Audiences‘. A master class on Animation will be given by Turner International Asia Pacific creative director Glenn Bartlett.