I&B minister Prasad to inaugurate FRAMES 2003

MUMBAI: The clock for the start of the next edition of FICCI FRAMES 2003, the convention dedicated to the business of entertainment, is silently ticking away. Information & broadcasting Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will inaugurate the event on 14 March.

Prasad will felicitate singer Asha Bhosle and legendary cine star Dev Anand. FRAMES (Films, Radio Audio-visuals, Music,Events and Shows) 2003 takes place from 14-16 March at the Renaissance Convention Centre in the Mumbai suburb of Powai. In the previous years the event lasted just two days.

There will be over 50 speakers from abroad and 26 sessions. As readers are aware is once again the online media partner for the event.

The minister for Telecom, IT and disinvestment Arun Shourie will deliver the valedictory session on 16 March. On 14 March UK's MP state secretary department of culture, media and sports Rt Hon. Tessa Jowell who is the guest of honour will address the inaugural session. Film producer Yash Chopra will deliver the opening address. Bollywood's Rani Mukherjee will light the lamp.

As a prelude on 13 March there will be a seminar on technology for media and entertainment. This is being organised under the aegis of the e-Entertainment Alliance. Entrepreneurs and industry experts will speak on the convergence of technology and entertainment.

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