Television

Zee forays into Marathi feature film production

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/05/03/zeee.jpg?itok=p-S2bIpc

MUMBAI: Zee Network's chairman Subhash Chandra has announced its foray into Marathi feature films, by which the network will provide the financial backing to produce, market and distribute the movies in India and Internationally.

"After the making of the film, the responsibility of its marketing, distribution, telecast etc (for Indian and overseas territories) shall be the responsibility of the Zee Group," added Chandra.

Zee executive vice president regional channels Nitin Vaidya told Indiantelevision.com that the network will attempt to raise the bar for financial investments in Marathi movies, by about 50 per cent depending upon the content requirements and production elements. The normal monies pumped in towards Marathi films varies between Rs 50,000,000 - 60,000,000.

As a start up, the network has commissioned five production houses, namely Mahesh Manjrekar's Ashvami Films, Gautam Joglekar's SOC, Shrirang Godbole's Indian Magic Eye, Smita Talwalkar's Asmita Chitra and Rakesh Sarang's Cams Club. In the next two years, these producers are to present the network with 15 Marathi films, three films each. Zee is also looking to tie-up with other production houses for the same.

"With almost 60 -70 Marathi films produced this fiscal, we saw the strength of this market and decided to develop a business process to boost Marathi cinema," added Vaidya.

Chandra announced the latest Marathi film venture at the 8th Annual Parachute Jasmine Zee Gaurav Awards, where he also announced the launch of Zee 24 Hours, the first dedicated Marathi news channel.

The Zee Gaurav Awards recognizes excellence in the Marathi film and theatre industry across 18 categories in films, 12 categories in commercial plays and five categories in experimental plays.

This year in the films category Mission Champion bagged six awards for the best film, direction, story, screenplay, dialogue and child artist. In drama, Makdachya Hati Shampaign won five awards for music, script, actor, director and best drama, informs an official release.

Zee Marathi also felicitated legendary actor Dr Shreeram Lagu and veteran music director Datta Davjekar for the lifetime achievement award - Zee Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar. While the Mee Marathi Award was given to Lage Raho Munnabhai lyrist Swanand Kirkire by Bollywood's director Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

The Zee Gaurav Awards will be telecast on Zee Marathi on 10 February at 7.30 pm.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/23/Chhote-Miyan-Dhaakad.jpg?itok=f6z4I-JB
Child prodigies on Colors' 'Chhote Miyan Dhaakad' from 25 Mar

MUMBAI: Bringing double bonanza of endless laughter and giggles is Colors' newest offering, Chhote Miyan Dhaakad.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/23/suproiya%20%281%29.jpg?itok=wTwcHslB
DD's kids channel could partner private players, launch this year

Building its channel bouquet. That’s what pubcaster Doordarshan which operates more than 37 channels is doing. Come later this year, and DD will launch a free to air channel (FTA) targeted at toddlers. This was confirmed to indiantelevision.com by its director general Supriya Sahu.

Television TV Channels Kids
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/23/jal-dhan%20%281%29.jpg?itok=xjkmVvqw
Aquaguard & Network18 to honour 'Water Heroes' at the 'Jal Daan' grand finale

The first season of the ‘Jal Daan movement’, Network18 & Aquaguard’s social campaign around creating awareness and generating solutions to the drinking water crises in India is reaching its culmination with a gala ceremony on 24th March 2017 at Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai. The event will...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/23/jeff%20wender_0.jpg?itok=UjEkgLOU
Nielsen and Fox television stations renew local television ratings agreement

New York, NY – March 22, 2017 – Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) has announced today that it has signed a long-term renewal agreement with FOX Television Stations (FTS) for audience measurement services. As part of the agreement, FTS licenses Nielsen’s Local Television ratings across all of the group’s 28...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/22/dd.jpg?itok=J9URWJvV
DD b'cast partner of CMS Vataran filmfest

Doordarshan today decided to become the broadcast partner for the 9th CMS VATAVARAN Environment & Wildlife International Film Festival and Forum later this year.

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/22/rahul%20%281%29_0.jpg?itok=3fmOAWlv
Rahul Chakravarti is Colors Bangla & Odia business head

Viacom18, one of India’s fastest growing media and entertainment companies, announced the appointment of Rahul Chakravarti as Business Head of Colors Bangla and Colors Odia. A veteran with over two decades of experience across FMCG, management consultancy and advertising, Rahul has worked across...

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/22/Amala%20Thomas.jpg?itok=RuQ7HHLj
Amala Thomas, who epitomised professionalism in the media, is no more

MUMBAI: Creative Producer and senior television professional Amala Thomas, who was the very epitome of professionalism all her life, is no more. The creative genius passed away on 17 March 2017 of a brief illness quite suddenly as she was very active. Amala is survived by her mother, sisters and...

Television Production House Fiction
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/22/Pushpaka%20Vimana_0.jpg?itok=wCA20ioJ
Infringement case filed against makers of the movie Pushpaka Vimana

Bangalore March 21, 2017: According to a suit filed against the makers of the Kannada movie Pushpaka Vimana (2017), they have not purchased the Kannada-language remake rights of the movie. It is an infringement of the rights owned by Kross Pictures India. Kross Pictures and Kross Television India,...

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/21/master-chef%20%281%29.jpg?itok=jWcHVoaF
MasterChef US Junior to premiere on Star World from 26 Mar

Star World and Star World HD will start airing the fifth season of MasterChef U.S. Junior starting 26 March at the prime time 9pm slot. The fifth season of the show, to be aired every Sunday, premiered in the US on 9 February this year with chefs -- Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi acting as the...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories