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FICCI FRAMES 2005 to focus on Indian entertainment industry

26-March-2005
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FICCI FRAMES 2005 to focus on Indian entertainment industry

Recognised as Asia's largest convention on the business of entertainment, FRAMES this year aims to focus on the Indian entertainment industry. It is an important platform for networking and ideation for entertainment professionals,

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry's (FICCI) Annual Global Convention on the Business of Entertainment, FRAMES, is scheduled to take place this year from April 4 to 6 in Mumbai.

Reflecting the current mood of the booming entertainment sector in the country, the theme of FRAMES 2005 is 'Entertainment - It's happening in India,' and will be presented by Amitabh Bachchan.

Said Onkar S Kanwar, President, FICCI, "With a strong belief that globalisation and technology are the key drivers for the future growth of the entertainment sector in India, FRAMES 2005 will attempt to bridge this gap by providing a platform for media and entertainment professionals to meet, exchange ideas and explore business opportunities. Looking at this year's programme and list of speakers we believe that FRAMES 2005 will take us yet another step closer to realising FICCI's vision of putting India firmly on the global entertainment map."

In addition to international speakers providing insights into the global entertainment scenario, FRAMES 2005 will witness participation from big names in the Indian and global media and entertainment industry, with nearly 125 speakers addressing about 1500 delegates from more than 20 countries. These include, Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting S Jaipal Reddy, Daniel Glickman, President & CEO, Motion Picture Association of America; Barrie Osborne, Producer, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Face off, Matrix; Jon Nierman, President, Electronic Arts, Asia; Pradip Baijal, Chairperson, TRAI; Rita Hayes, Deputy Director General, World Intellectual Property Organisation; N R Narayan Murthy, Chairman, Infosys Technologies; Shahrukh Khan, Yash Chopra, Chairman of FICCI Entertainment Committee, Kunal Dasgupta, CEO, Sony Entertainment Television; and Subhash Chandra, Chairman & Managing Director, Zee Telefilms

Zee Network is supporting FRAMES 2005 as Convention Partner. Said Chandra, "FRAMES has grown into a milestone event in the calendar of national and international industry events. It is our belief that coming together of Zee Network and FICCI will help in taking the Indian entertainment industry to the world."

The inaugural session would see the unveiling of the FICCI-PricewaterhouseCoopers Report on the Indian Entertainment Industry and the Entertainment Industry Law Book by Amarchand & Mangaldas.

Commenting on the expectations of the much-awaited PricewaterhouseCoopers' Report on Indian Entertainment Industry, Deepak Kapoor, ED and leader for Entertainment and Media practice in India, said, "The Indian entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Indian economy, riding on the country's economic growth and rising income levels. It will increase at an 18 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to Rs 45,000 crore in 2009. New distribution channels, such as broadband Internet access and wireless communications, will drive significant growth in the industry."

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