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Doordarshan: Soaps & travelogues make Arun Prabha shortlist, presentations early July

NEW DELHI: The producers of the 390 proposals in nine genres which have been shortlisted for soon-to-be-launched DD Aruna Prabha for the northeast have been asked to make their presentations in DD Headquarters in Delhi from 6 to 10 July.

All the shortlisted productions are in the commissioned category and were scrutinised initially by three-member committees for each genre of which two were from outside Doordarshan.

The genres shortlisted with the number for each is: Daily soaps: 148; Travelogues: 93; Reality shows: 45; Magazine shows: 23; Documentary: 22; Mythology: 19; Telefilms: 15; Thriller: 15; and Quiz shows: ten.

Apart from documents relating to their companies/production houses, the producers have to make presentation of the story, screenplay, script, and star and cast details of their proposed productions.

Those producers who are from the northeast will have to present proof of residence in that region.

The proposals from reputed producers/production houses are under Fixed Budget Mode of Commissioned Programmes Category and the episodic price ranges between Rs 800,000 to Rs One Million.

DD-Arun Prabha will be a 24x7 satellite channel originating from DDK, Itanagar. Programmes on DD-Arunprabha would show richness, variety and diversity of local culture. The channel would seamlessly integrate NER with the entire country. The channel’s USP will be to attract young people of NER with contemporary entertainment shows embedded with informative content.

The invitation was part of efforts of Prasar Bharati’s special efforts in North East Region (NER) to promote and nurture talent, provide a platform to deserving producers/artistes from NER as well as from outside to encourage production of better programmes for DD viewers.

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