Tuesday, October 8, 2013

FICCI Announces Media and Entertainment Business Conclave from 29-30 October at Bangalore.


FICCI is all set to conduct Media and Entertainment Business Conclave this year from 29-30 October at Bangalore. Technology perspective of Media and entertainment including film, TV, gaming, mobile and new media will be the spotlight of this MEBC edition.
Promising sessions on Indian Animation, VFX and gaming market will be witnessed in this 5th Edition of MEBC with panel discussions on Formulating & Implementing a viable Media & Entertainment policy for a State, Reshaping Mobile entertainment in the era of Digital Revolution, The Emerging Trends of Indian IP in Animation & its exploitation and The Emerging gaming Industry in southern India.
Kamal Hassan, Chairman, FICCI MEBC, says, “The focus would be on “effective proliferation of meaningful content in the backdrop of digital technologies and the array of new media”. Traditional platforms have been disrupted and new methods for the future need to be adopted in order to create and monetise content. For this, skill development for the industry needs special discussion and a road map.”
Panel discussion on Formulating & Implementing a viable Media & Entertainment policy for a State will focus on developing infrastructure, local skills, technology, and explore possibilities on how to develop the Media & entertainment eco system for a State.
VFX enthusiasts should join in to experience a session on how to create cost effective Visual Effects for Indian movies and also a detailed making session on VFX of Kamal Hassan Starrer Vishwaroopam.
Emerging Trends of Indian IP in Animation & its exploitation will shed light on’ what does it take to create a product that is internationally marketable and acceptable? And will be moderated by Dr. Ashish Kulkarni-CEO, Reliance Animation with panelists Krishna Desai – Turner International. Sharad Devrajan- Co Founder & CEO, Graphic India, Smita Maroo – Shemaroo Entertainment, Nishit Takia – Co Founder, Krayon Pictures and Rajiv Chilaka- Founder, Green Gold Animation
Speaking to AnimationXpress.com, Leena Jaisan, Senior Director & Head – Media & Entertainment, FICCI, says, “For the first time such an initiative encompassing all sectors of M&E is happening at Bangalore. Stalwarts from all the fields will be present and we are expecting record number of delegates this year too.”
The Indian gaming industry has evolved speedily in recent times and to bring out the current scenario of emerging gaming Industry in south India, a discussion on the same will be moderated by Rajesh Rao of Dhruva Interactive and panelists will be Anshuman Rudra- Studio Head, Tiny Mogul Games, Bharti Soft Bank, Jugul Thachery- Co Founder, Chaywoo Games, and Lalit Patel- Co Founder, Bash Games.

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