MUMBAI:Keeping up the trend that started last year, Molecule Communications (P) Ltd. proudly announces its second annual conference Ticket to Bollywood II “Cinema Beyond Boundaries” for film industry professionals from the East and West at New York.
This event is a platform for the filmmakers from around the globe to recount experiences in the field and discuss the tricks of the trade. Film professionals who define the new global cinema movement and have given rise to the new globally interconnected film industry would be a part of the symposium.
This year producer and director Madhur Bhandarkar who is known for films like Chandni Bar, Satta, Page 3, Corporate, Fashion, Jail, Heroine and Advaita Kala, writer of Kahaani and Anjaana Anjaani would represent the East. Brooklyn based director Micheal Canzoniero known for Don Peyote (2013) starring Anne Hathaway and Josh Duhamel; actor, comedian and singer and co-writer and co- director of Don Peyote, Tony Award winner Dan Fogler who starred in Balls of Fury, director and producer Vladan Nikolic and actors Saritha Choudhry, Ajay Naidu and Reshma Shetty from the west would grace the event. Other speakers would be Dylan Marchetti of Variance films and Elliott Kanbar, president of the Quad Media in New York. Wayne Sharpe, the versatile music composer from New York who has composed music scores for Gangaajal, Apaharan, Raajneeti would also be a speaker at the event.
Continuing the last year’s format for the event where the filmmakers gave insights, talked openly about their successes and failures, the mistakes they made and the lessons they learnt; the event aims at ensuring that the invitees would gain enough knowledge.
“Bollywood is in my blood and my passion however the event is not restricted to song dance or action, it is beyond that. I love dhinchak sequences from Bollywood, larger than life visuals of Hollywood and Pakistani music. We are audiences who like content and for us entertainment isn’t restricted to countries and their boundaries. Redefining world cinema is what we aim at. Thanks to my brother Ajay Shrivastav (New York) who took this initiative,” said Kiren Shrivastav, CEO Molecule Communications.
This three- day event would focus on the global influence of Indian cinema, forecast changes in the fast growing and rapidly evolving filmmaking industry. Actors, directors, writers and music directors would gather to share how it is to make cinema by blending different cultures and to bring them beyond the Indian Diaspora.
Excited about this conference, Madhur said, “Indian cinema is no more limited to audiences in India. We have viewers all around the world and hence understanding the global perspective is a must. Molecule Communications’ Cinema Beyond Boundaries would get the viewers and the filmmakers together and would help us in serving them with good quality cinema.”
As Indian cinema celebrates its 100 years of existence, Cinema Beyond Boundaries (CBB) would capture the flavours of Bollywood, take a look at the past and discuss what would be in store for Indian cinema in the next 100 years. CBB would focus on screenwriting trends, co- production opportunities and international film financing to connect the world’s most important film industries.
“Whether on-screen or over the airwaves, SAG-AFTRA members bring to life unique experiences and perspectives and share universal truths with a global audience,” said national director of equal employment opportunities and diversity Adam Moore from SAG-AFTRA which is the sponsor and partner for the event along with The School of Visual Arts (SVA).
“These projects should accurately reflect the entire world around us and depict all of our communities in authentic and meaningful ways. So the opportunity to work with Molecule Communications for Ticket2Bollywod: Cinema Beyond Boundaries to achieve our mutual goal of telling these stories by utilizing union talent and union agreements is a perfect fit,” he added.
“As one of the top film schools in the world we see this partnership as a way of broadening the knowledge of our students and offering them an understanding of international film and media collaboration. Molecule Communications TICKET2BOLLYWOOD: Cinema Beyond Boundaries continues to create opportunities for both the professional and the next generation of storytellers,” said chairman of the film, video, and animation department at SVA, NYC Reeves Lehmann. He is also a director, producer, and writer and he is the new member of The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.