Day 1 Special Monday, April 4, 2005 
 FRAMES 2005: Lights, camera, action

The biggest annual global convention in Asia spanning across all aspects of the media and entertainment industry, FRAMES, organised by FICCI, is back. FRAMES 2005, which will focus on various areas like television, film, animation, new media, etc., is set to kick off in Mumbai on Monday.  more...

 Entertainment industry to grow 18% annually: FICCI-PwC report

According to the FICCI-PriceWaterhouseCoopers study, the Indian entertainment industry, which stands at over Rs 20,000 crore ($4.5 billion) today, is expected to grow at 18 per cent per annum compounded annually over the next five years to reach over Rs 45,000 crore ($10 billion) by 2009. The largest contributor to this growth will be the television industry, followed by the film segment.  more...

 Film industry bedevilled by piracy bug
What's ailing the film industry? In spite of buoyant earnings, piracy is a problem that has brought the industry to its knees. Last year alone it was estimated that unlawful copying and distribution cost the industry $66 million in revenues.  more...
 Gaming is the next big game for marketers

AC Nielson has forecast the size of opportunity for Indian players in the global gaming market at $50 million in 2005. Of this, the size of the console gaming segment has been forecasted at $35 million and that of games that use PCs as the platform is pegged at $15 million.  more...

 Indian animation industry shines, but it's a long way yet

Statistics show a bright future. Some of the success stories from India include Crest Animation's high-end 3D animation series called "Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks" for the US-based Mike Young Productions; jadooWorks' 3-DCGI TV animation series, one for Wild Brain and the other for a large entertainment company in the US, and Animation Bridge's 20 episodes of "The Three Amigoes".  more...

 250 channels and more, the idiot box rules the roost

Over 70 per cent of mass media time in India is spent on television and if recent reports are anything to go by, the sector is poised to see more. Print is still a step ahead as far as mass media is concerned but when it comes to entertainment, nothing beats television. The sector has seen massive action in the last two years with many new players coming in.  more...

 Flashback: FRAMES through the years

FICCI organised a global convention on the business of entertainment in 2000. They realised the importance, power and reach of such a platform and came up with a logo and corporate identity for the event, which came to be known as FRAMES from 2001 onwards.   more...