FICCI Frames 2008, the annual convention of the media and entertainment industry gets underway in Mumbai from March 25, 2008. The three-day event will cover the entire gamut of media and entertainment like films, TV, radio, digital entertainment, animation, gaming, visual effects, etc. Over 1,500 delegates are expected to attend the convention.
The inaugural session would see Minister for Information and Broadcasting, PR Dasmunsi, release the FICCI-PWC report on the media and entertainment industry as well as the FICCI Amarchand Mangaldas Law Book. This would be followed by the Minister’s address to the delegates.
Following that, keynote addresses would be delivered by Yash Chopra, Chairman, FICCI Entertainment Committee, Yashraj Films; Kunal Dasgupta, Co-Chairman, FICCI Entertainment Committee, and CEO, Sony Entertainment Television; and Asha Swarup, Secretary, I&B Ministry.
In the past, Frames has been addressed by eminent personalities such as Paolo Gentiloni Silveri, Minister of Communications, Government of Italy; Dan Glickman, President and CEO, MPAA; Barrie Osborne, Producer of ‘Lord of the Rings’ triology; Tom Freston, President and CEO, Viacom; James Murdoch, Chairman, STAR Group; Michael Grindon, President, Sony Pictures International Television; Mark Zoradi, President, Buena Vista International; Andy Bird, President, Walt Disney International; and Stewart Till, Chairman, United International Pictures, among others.
This year, too, sees a fair representation of the international personalities at the Frames with Stewart Beck, Assistant Deputy Minister, Investment, Innovation and Sectors, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada; Dominique Dreyer, Ambassador of Switzerland to India; and Viviane Reding, European Commissioner, Information Society & Media, European Commission, as guests of honour at FICCI Frames 2008.
This year, Frames would have a touch of Swiss magic with Switzerland as the partner country for the mega event.
There would be over 30 sessions across three days of the convention which would be split into six different tracks.
Frames this year would confer the FICCI Living Legend in Entertainment Awards on two popular actors of yesteryears – Rishi Kapoor and Sridevi. Kamal Hassan and Rekha were the recipients of these Awards last year.
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FICCI Frames 2008 to kick off on March 25 with a touch of Swiss magic
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