Television

SPE inks first Indian co-production deal with Bhansali

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is making an entry into Hindi films. The company today announced that it had inked a deal with noted film director Sanjay Leela Bhansali (of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Black fame) to co- produce Saawariya (Beloved).

"India has a rich and a prolific film history and we at Sony Pictures recognise the potential and importance of the Indian market and welcome the opportunity to team up with the film industry in India. This is a defining moment for us as a company and for filmmakers, artists and audiences in India as well," said SPE chairman and CEO Michael Lynton.

"Sanjay Leela Bhansali's body of work has been in a class of its own. From his very first endeavour, Khamoshi, through Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam to Devdas, and his most recent critically acclaimed film, Black, his films have epitomised sensitivity and embodied visual splendour. We are indeed proud to associate with one of India's most revered directors," said SPE vice chairman and Sony Motion Picture Group chairman Amy Pascal.

"It marks the dawn of a new and exciting chapter in the life of Sony Pictures Releasing India as it presents a wonderful opportunity to extend our horizons beyond motion picture distribution and interact with the enormous creativity that the Indian film industry has to offer," said Sony Pictures Releasing of India Ltd general manager Uday Singh.

With Devdas, Bhansali set industry benchmarks by winning several awards at home, the most prominent being India's official entry to the Oscars. International recognition for Bhansali came when Devdas won the 'Asian Film Award' at the MTV Asia Award, received a nomination in the 'Best Film not in the English Language' category at the BAFTA, and was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

The greenlighting of a Hindi film by a major Hollywood studio is a landmark for the Indian motion picture business. This co-production encourages the integration of Hollywood and Bollywood.

As the market for Indian cinema continues to grow internationally, SPE's vast global network will allow Indian film producers to showcase their work outside the home market and acquire greater exposure for their films.

 

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/01/colors-infinity%20%281%29.jpg?itok=_mC9t2eq
Colors Infinity action-packed line-up for this summer

This summer, Colors Infinity takes on the bad guys with an action-packed line-up of programming. Following the premiere of The Blacklist: Redemption, the channel will add two new shows – Taken and Shades of Blue to its list of Instant Premieres.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/01/varun%20%281%29.jpg?itok=obA4qQdQ
iTV Network elevates Varun Kohli as CEO

Varun Kohli has been elevated to the post of chief executive officer (CEO) of iTV Network. Prior to this promotion, he was India News CEO.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/01/Harish_Goyal-Amit_Goenka.jpg?itok=WNUPRE5v
Zee accelerates growth plan for Africa, partners TNTSAT

MUMBAI: Aiming to further strengthen its presence in Africa, leading Indian content company, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) today announced its entry into the French-speaking country of Mali with the launch of its leading channels, Zee Magic and Zee Cinema on DTT network – TNTSAT...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/01/Star-Virat-Kohli.jpg?itok=djfMxiM0
Comment: Is BCCI lbw on Star's sponsorship googly?

Why blame Virat Kohli & Co. for crumbling on a doctored pitch in Pune in the first Test against the visiting Ausssies? And, why should it come as a surprise? Indian cricket --- administrators, (most) cricketers, sponsors, various rights holders, other stakeholders, et al --- itself lives in a...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/28/the-voice%20%281%29.jpg?itok=J9g5cPnB
AXN to premiere 'The Voice' s12

It’s time we move from stunts to saxophones, action to accordion, and thrill to trumpets with the most awaited music reality show.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/28/vivo%20%281%29.jpg?itok=ScrjpC0c
Willow TV acquires exclusive US media rights for IPL '17

Willow TV, the primary broadcaster for cricket in North America, has acquired the exclusive media rights in the United States for the VIVO IPL 2017 Twenty20 tournament.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/28/ten%20%281%29.jpg?itok=0gB_WLJq
Ten Sports: Sony Pictures Networks completes first phase of acquisition

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and its affiliates have completed the first phase of a two-phase acquisition of the Ten Sports Network from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEE) and its subsidiaries.

Television TV Channels Specialised and Niche
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/28/Kalli%20Purie-800x800.jpg?itok=fUrJLdfn
India Today taps Taboola to drive engagement, rev & audience development

MUMBAI: Taboola, one of the world’s leading discovery platforms, has announced an exclusive, three-year renewal agreement with India Today. Under the agreement, India Today will be integrating Taboola’s personalised content recommendations, full page personalisation, newsroom and audience exchange...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/28/V-NAAIDU-800X800.JPG?itok=uW3cHCJ-
Content with subtitles on India, Ukraine pubcasters discussed

MUMBAI: India and Ukraine have agreed to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the twocountries through the medium of Cinema. The cooperation would be worked out through a policy and institutional framework to showcase films through the medium of Film Festivals and utilizing the Film...

Television TV Channels Terrestrial

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories