'Quote-Unquote' What the top brass supporting Ficci Frames have to say...


Into its second year, Ficci Frames 2002, Global Convention on the Business of Entertainment, is much bigger this time round in terms of scale and scope. A look at what some of those who will be attending this high-powered media event have to say.

"Ficci has immense pleasure in bringing to you Frames 2002 which will be in: its third edition this year. In Ficci we have given special attention to the entertainment industry as a part of our ongoing thrust on knowledge based industry. It shall be our endeavour to continue with our hard work for the development of the entertainment industry. Frames is a culmination of our efforts made throughout the year and we trust that Frames 2002 will be biggest event held in the subcontinent on the business of entertainment."  

RS Lodha

President FICCI

Sushma Swaraj

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting
"Ficci Global Convention on the Business of Entertainment has now been institutionalised and the entire industry looks forward to this annual event. For the government, this event is equally significant as we receive authentic first hand feedback and important inputs for our policy formulation. I am delighted to inaugurate this event for the second year."

"I am glad to learn that Ficci is organising Frames 2002 on March 15-16 2002 that brings together experts from the entertainment industry and financial sector. The Indian entertainment industry is one of the largest in the world and has tremendous potential for growth as also for generating export earnings. I do hope that the deliberations at the conference would generate valuable feedback from the industry on the recent initiative taken by FI's in this field and help us in evolving an efficient framework for financing this high growth industry in a viable manner"

PP Vohra

Chairman and MD IDBI

Dr Patrick Cross

MC BBC World

"Innovation in broadcasting is vital if a channel is to survive and prosper. In my four years at BBC World, I've witnessed many changes from the early in India to our current total of over 200 million household across the word. In India, the broadcasting landscape has changed beyond all recognition last year switched our signal across south Asia from analogue to digital, as part of our ongoing technological development and innovation, enabling us to deliver the highest quality signal to cable operators in India. In programming terms, we continue to pioneer new formats -such as introducing India viewers to the genre of reality programming -and deliver ground breaking television. I look forward to bring part of the distinguished Ficci programme and to discussing these important issues further."

"From the development of the Asian region in the 21st century, the possibility of television media is infinite. In particular, role of the public space offered by public broadcasters is pivotal to the development of information- and-entertainment-based society. I wish you the best of success with the Frames."

Yoshinori Imai

DG International Policy and Broadcasting Department NKH Japan

Yash Chopra

Chairman FICCI Entertainment Committee

" Ficci is happy to once again present Frames the global convention on the business of entertainment. Over the years Frames has become a well recognised forum for the entertainment industry in which the best minds from the national international arena participate, discuss and deliberate on critical issues of the entertainment industry."

"Frames symbolises the buoyant growth of the Indian Entertainment Industry. In three years not only has it become the most important gathering of entertainment professionals in India, Frames has also become synonymous with major policy initiatives both from the Industry and the Government. Frames 2002 will provide a forum for exchange of ideas and visions of the new and fast changing world of entertainment and the business opportunities it offers."

Amit Khanna

Chairman FICCI Convergence Committee

Michael Connors

Senior VP (Asia Pacific) Motion Pictures Association of America Michael Connors
"The world entertainment community including the Motion Picture Association of America has been following with great interest the economic and commercial scene in lndia. We are seeing an increasingly vibrant Indian film industry moving clearly to a greater leadership role in the world entertainment scene. Certainly a top priority will be to discuss how best to protect our entertainment form piracy; whether that be film, home video or television. The new digital technologies bring new opportunities as well as new challenges, and the time could not be more appropriate. We have every confidence that Frames 2002 will be a major event in this year's world calendar."

"We are delighted to support Frames 2002 through our participation in the Broadcast session and participate in its efforts to shape the global vision for this dynamic industry. This is in line with our mission to provide a comprehensive environment and cutting-edge infrastructure to catalyse the growth of the media industry."

Saeed Al Muntafiq

CEO Dubai Media City

Andre Chaubeau DG International federation of Film Producers Association "New technologies raise difficulties and concerns but can also create major opportunities for the distribution of filmed entertainment. The Indian Film Industry will have to face, like all film industries in the world, these new developments. With its long standing tradition in motion pictures making, India can be a major contributor to find the appropriate answer. FlAPF is therefore particularly delighted to support the initiatives of Frames 2002, and thanks the Film Federation of India, one of FIAPF major members, and Ficci, for their initiative in bringing together this event which is to become a major event not only for India, but also for the world wide motion pictures industry."

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