Entertainment industry gears up for Frames 2003

MUMBAI: More than 50 overseas speakers, along with media industry leaders are expected to participate in over 24 business sessions at Ficci Frames 2003, the three day convention that will span the entire gamut of the entertainment industry in the country.

The three day convention that kicks off on 14 March will discuss diverse topical issues like television programming and branding and filmmaking, along with a Trading Hub, an exhibition showcasing the Media and Entertainment Industry and presentation of industry reports on the Entertainment Industry and related legal issues. It will also provide an unique opportunity for industry professionals to meet and discuss policy issues with the key government officials.

The convention will be attended by business delegations from - UK, USA, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa and Fiji . Speakers at the various sessions include the likes of Sunil Lulla, Executive Vice President, SET, Anurradha Prasad, Managing Director. B.A.G Films Ltd, Tarun Katial, Senior Vice President, STAR India PVt. Ltd, Aanand Mahendroo, Mg Director, Advance Entertainment Network Ltd, Nikhil Alva, Miditech Pvt. Ltd. .

A session on crystal gazing on the broadcast scenario of 2008 will have industry leaders sharing their vision of the future for the industry, while other sessions will grapple with the issue of how media brands can weather bottlenecks like prohibitive entertainment tax and other regulatory issues. There will be sessions on an international media perspective on the Indian entertainment Industry, to be attended by Derek Elley, Senior Film Critic, Intl Variety London, Janine Stein, Editorial Director, TV Asia and Scott Rosenberg, Mg Director, Asian Movie Works, among others.

Other sessions include those on different revenue streams for the media industry, the future of radio in the country, conditional access (to be moderated by CEO Anil Wanvari), DTH, branding across platforms and marketing - the global playfield.

A day prior to Frames 2003, a seminar on Technology for Information, Media and the Entertainment Industry will be held under the aegis of Frames, which will deal with issues like venture capital financing and mentoring, animation and technology.

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