DD invites proposals for festival extravaganza

National broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) has invited proposals from television programme producers for programmes on Diwali and New Year's Eve. 

The programme on Diwali, which falls on 4 November 2002, will be telecast from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm while that on New Year's Eve on 31 December 2002, will begin at 10:30 pm upto 12:30 am. The programmes will be based on songs, dances, poems, skits and celebrity shows relevant for the occasion along with greetings.

According to an advertisement issued in newspapers, the proposals should be furnished with a non-refundable processing fee in bank draft of Rs 10,000 and should contain the storyline, broad outline of treatment, details of artists, participants, anchor and celebrities. In order to substantiate the production quality a show-reel of an earlier telecast must also be submitted.

Those producers who have an experience in production and marketing of programmes for not less than 150 hours and an annual turnover of more than Rs 20 million, have to submit their proposals separately for each event.

The proposals for the Diwali programme can be submitted latest by 10 July while those for the New Year's Eve programme can be submitted by 31 July. 

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