Prasad Lolayekar takes over as CEO of Entertainment Society of Goa

NEW DELHI: Prasad V. Lolayekar, Director for Art and Culture in the Goa Government and Officer on Special Duty to the Chief Minister, has been given additional charge as Chief Executive Officer of the Entertainment Society of Goa.

This follows the resignation of Manoj Srivastava, who was Deputy Director in the Directorate of Film Festivals of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Earlier, Srivastava had been a producer with Doordarshan.

During his tenure from June 2008 to 31 December 2012, Srivastava managed the International Film Festival of India on behalf of the Goa Government, since the ESG had been established for collaborating with the DFF after Panaji became a permanent venue for the IFFI in 2004.

During his tenure, Srivastava introduced short films to IFFI by launching the Short Film Center in 2008, giving a fillip to short film movement.

Ever since, the short film movement began in India. During his tenure, Goa bagged the Best Film Destination Award last year.

From a state having five films shot each year, Goa last year boasted of shooting 79 films. Sources said the non-existent film business in Goa has shot up to an industry of Rs four billion.

The attendance at the IFFI has risen from a paltry 3,700 in 2008 to over 13,000 in 2012.

During Srivastava’s tenure, the first Digital Film Archive in Asia was set up in ESG, apart from Goa Cinephile, a famous Film Club for Goans and development of film culture in Goa.

Latest Reads
Saregama IP boosts profits despite revenue fall in first quarter

BENGALURU: India music label and movie studio Saregama India Ltd (Saregama) reported 100 times growth in consolidated profit after tax (PAT) at Rs 22.01 crore for the quarter ended 30 June 2020 (Q1 2021, quarter or period under review) as compared to the Rs 0.22 crore for the corresponding year ago...

Movies Hindi
Impact of Covid2019 on the advertising and film industry

The entire film fraternity was shaken with effect to the complete lockdown declared by the Indian prime minister in mid-March 2020. Industry people who were otherwise engaged 24X7 now focussed on the 21-day countdown. Twenty one days turned into three months keeping the lockdown intact. Discussion...

Movies Hindi
Quash Maharashtra govt’s age limit on sets: IMPPA to Bombay high court

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government allowed shootings to resume but barred people above the age of 65 from participating, deprived them of a livelihood and because of which they are facing starvation, said the Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association (IMPPA) in its petition, urging the Bombay...

Movies Hindi
Theatres seek govt aid for re-opening; film producers observe global footfall trends

Social distancing might continue to be the norm even when lockdowns are lifted completely. Theatre owners around the country are in planning mode to resume business as soon as the government gives permission.

Movies Hindi
Multiplex Association of India expresses displeasure over decision to keep cinemas, multiplexes shut in Unlock 2.0

MUMBAI: On 1 June the government of India entered into unlocking by phases. As per Unlock 2.0 guidelines, offices, high streets, markets and shopping malls, airlines are opened but there is no relief for multiplexes. It continues to be included in the prohibited activities list. Today, Multiplex...

Movies Hindi
Lionsgate Play Premiers 47 Meters Down:Uncaged in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telegu

47 Meters Down: Uncaged is a 2019 American-British survival horror film directed by Johannes Roberts and written by Roberts and Ernest Riera and a sequel to the 2017 hit 47 Meters Down. The plot follows a group of teenage girls who scuba dive to a ruined underwater city, quickly learn they have...

Movies Hindi
Series Mania announces official dates for 2021 and launches three new initiatives

MUMBAI: Series Mania founder and general director Laurence Herszberg today announced the confirmed dates for Series Mania’s 2021 edition.  Set to take place in Lille, France and the Hauts-de-France region, the Series Mania Festival is set for 19 to 27 March and the Series Mania Forum, to be held in...

Movies International
Golden Globes postponed to 28 February 2021

MUMBAI: Due to the Covid2019 pandemic, the 2021 Golden Globes will now take place on 28 February instead of its usual slot. This happens about eight weeks before the 93th Academy Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said this in a statement. Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts...

Movies Hollywood
UFO Moviez reports ad rev of Rs 302 mn in Q4-FY20

MUMBAI: UFO Moviez, an in-cinema advertising platform, announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended 31 March 2020. Financial Highlights: Quarter ended 31 March 2020  Consolidated revenue stood at Rs 1,094 (Q4FY19 – Rs 1,939) million.  EBITDA stood at Rs 275 (Q4FY19 – Rs 656)...

Movies Hindi

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required