Bhuvan Lall, former Executive Director of Indian Broadcasting Foundation, has been appointed President of SPICE, the $100-million Los Angeles-based film production, distribution and exhibition company. Lall will head the global operations of SPICE.
SPICE is backed by Beverly Hills-based Indian billionaire Dr B K Modi and MCORP Global. SPICE was launched on November 5, 2005 in Hollywood during the American Film Market 2005.
Said Lall, “It is extremely exciting to work in an Indian organisation based in Hollywood and one that has relationships with studios as well as the Indian entertainment industry. We hope to have a significant presence both in India and Hollywood.”
He added that SPICE had a full-fledged office in Noida and was looking forward to setting up a studio there soon.
SPICE is poised to make a big leap that will take Indian entertainment global. It will be the first fully integrated Hollywood-Indian company. SPICE has set up offices in Beverly Hills, California. Currently, the company is in pre-production of a Hollywood feature film on the life of Buddha.
The company will also unveil the largest eight-screen multiplex in North India – SPICE PVR Cinemas – on November 30, 2005. “It’s ‘gold class’ theatre experience will enable a viewer to watch a film while reclining a full 180 degrees and take the film viewing experience in India to an unparalleled level of luxury,” said Lall.
Ashok Amritraj, Chairman of Hyde Park Entertainment, is flying in from California as guest of honour at the inauguration of the multiplex.
MCORP Global is a multi-faceted global management group with over 30 years’ experience in pioneering technologies in the information and communication arena.
MCORP Global was the first to introduce mobile telephony in India. It provides cellular services in Punjab and Karnataka and has emerged as a total telephony company offering customers a complete basket of products and services, including cellular, fixed line, broadband and Internet services, NLD, ILD and 3G products.