Film & Television Producers Guild of India re-elects Mukesh Bhatt as president

MUMBAI: The Film & Television Producers Guild of India ('Guild') has re-elected Mukesh Bhatt as its president. The appointment was announced in the first meeting of the newly constituted Guild Council of Management.

The other office bearers of the 'Guild' management team were also re-elected - namely Dheeraj Kumar, Ashutosh Gowariker, Vipul Shah and Siddharth Roy Kapur as vice presidents and Manish Goswami and Ashim Samanta as treasurers.

We have made a conscious attempt to radically change the overall image and make-up of the Guild, says Mukesh Bhatt

Ratan Jain, Vijay Singh and N P Singh were elected as new members in the Guild Council of Management for the year 2013-14 whilst Rajkumar Kohli was nominated by the Council as a co-opted member. Veteran council member and ex-president of Guild Amit Khanna was honoured by the council on being accorded the privilege of a permanent member of council of management.

Kulmeet Makkar will continue to manage the affairs of the Film & Television Producers Guild of India as its CEO.

In the opening speech at the Guild AGM, Bhatt, in the course of apprising the members about various initiatives of Guild during the past 12 months said, "We have made a conscious attempt to radically change the overall image and make-up of the Guild with the ultimate endeavor to build 'Guild' - not only in the eyes of the government and fellow trade associations/stakeholders but more significantly to earn goodwill amongst the Guild's most prized assets - our esteemed Guild members. I am pleased that we have brought in an assured outlook in our delivery mechanism approach to all concerned individuals/entities and the effects are very much visible."

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