India, Italy open a new chapter?blur=25

The participation of Italy, the partner country at the Frames 2007, was seen in the presence of Italian stars like Giancarlo Giannini, Anna Galiena and the Oscar winner Nicola Piovani, 40 stalls and a business delegation led by Italian Minister of Communications Paolo Gentiloni Silveri and Anica (Italian Film Producers Association) president Paolo Ferrari.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 27, 2007 1:41 PM

Regulatory framework under scrutiny?blur=25

The session on regulatory issues facing the M&E industry had many speakers opening their minds freely.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Mar 27, 2007 10:31 AM

Dasmunshi unveils 5-point agenda for M&E industry?blur=25

Inaugurating Ficci-Frames 2007 in Mumbai on Monday, I&B Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunshi outlined his vision for the M&E industry in a five-point agenda.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 27, 2007 10:28 AM

The marketing pull and the distribution push for a Rs 500-cr brand?blur=25

The importance of marketing a movie or getting the distribution right isn’t really a new found for the Indian movie industry. However, while only some players, largely the bigger banners, have understood the importance of these sectors, even between them, the success formulae is different and as yet, evolving.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 27, 2007 10:23 AM

A call from Down Under?blur=25

The Australian trade commission is showcasing its country’s creative and technical expertise in film and entertainment at the ongoing Frames.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 27, 2007 10:05 AM

FICCI FRAMES 2007 : Dasmunshi unveils five-point agenda for M&E industry?blur=25

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Italian Ministry of Communications have made it clear that the focus on the media and entertainment (M&E) industry is crucial to both the governments. Outlining the policy of the Indian government for the industry, I&B Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunshi enumerated five key focus areas in 2007 and other initiatives which are in the pipeline, at the inaugural session of FICCI Frames 2007.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 27, 2007 9:24 AM

View Point: Industry veterans spill the beans on FICCI Frames?blur=25

FICCI Frames has become an annual calendar event for media professionals. It is very important for an event like this to ensure it is able to increase its scale every year and attract participation from the best professionals in the industry.

exchange4media Staff Mar 26, 2007 2:13 PM

Capturing the changing face of Media & Entertainment?blur=25

In its eighth year, Frames, has once again put together some of the best E&M minds to discuss the way forward for the industry. In the last few years, Frames has been one platform where industry heavyweights and government officials have chosen to speak on some crucial industry trends and developments.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 26, 2007 1:52 PM

E&M Industry: Going full steam ahead?blur=25

To say that it was a whirlwind three-day indepth observation of the Indian entertainment and media industry will be an understatement. The who's who of the Indian and international E&M honchos gathered for FICCI Frames 2006. In fact, so overwhelming was the reponse that registrations had to be stopped mid way as the convention hall was full to capacity.

Shanta Saikia Mar 25, 2006 1:41 PM

Picture Perfect?blur=25

FICCI, under the guidance of Yash Chopra, has played a key role in facilitating India-Pakistan relations – especially in the context of the film industries of the two countries. The valedictory session of FICCI Frames 2006 brought this back into focus. Yash Chopra and Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Chairman, Jung Group of Companies, Pakistan, highlighted some of the developments that might well mark the beginning of a new phase in the blossoming relationship between the two sides.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 25, 2006 1:36 PM

What makes the Young India tick?blur=25

The youth has become the most buzz-worthy segment in recent times, thus spake Pradeep Guha, CEO, Zee Telefilms. This target group (TG) came under the scanner when industry leaders from the creative and media marketing functions came together to look at different ways to tap this ‘aloof’ TG. An important pullout from the discussion was whether another section of the Indian populace – rural India - was being de-sensitised by this attention.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 25, 2006 12:26 PM

FICCI Frames 2006: It’s the beginning of the end of television, says Subhash Chandra?blur=25

“This is the beginning of the end of television as we know it.” Zee Telefilms’ Chairperson, Subhash Chandra, chose these words to begin his keynote address on ‘Digital Entertainment Living’, on Thursday, March 23. The visionary brought a whole new meaning to the importance of the role of digitisation as he took on the television business - aspect by aspect – and established that nothing would be spared from the digital conquest.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 24, 2006 7:04 AM

FICCI Frames 2006 Day One: The ICE age cometh, says Azim Premji?blur=25

Azim Premji, Chairman and Managing Director, Wipro on Wednesday said that ICE – IT, Communication and Entertainment – essentially pointed at convergence. "Even as I have seen much more of IT than Communication and even lesser of Entertainment, I definitely see a link between the three," he said.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 23, 2006 7:37 AM

Indian television industry: Up, Up and Away?blur=25

In the past year, television has grown in an unprecedented manner. The medium saw changes by way of new genres establishing themselves, more channels being launched, changes in distribution platforms and hike in ad rates across channels. One indication of where the sector is headed comes from STAR India’s decision to spin off two entities -- STAR Group and STAR Entertainment, in order to structure its growth.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 22, 2006 2:20 PM

FICCI Frames 2006: Big show of entertainment business kicks off today?blur=25

In its seventh year, FICCI Frames has once again ensured that anything that promises to be an emerging trend in the Indian media business comes under the scanner and to do so, the Federation has put together one of the best mix of media minds. The FICCI ‘Frame’ of mind this year is ‘Where Business meets Entertainment’.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 22, 2006 1:58 PM

FRAMES 2005: Massive investment seen in multiplex industry?blur=25

The multiplex's steady proliferation in the metropolis and simultaneous penetration into some smaller cities and towns testifies to its increasing popularity, coinciding with the rise of disposable incomes in the hands of the urban Indian family.

exchange4media Staff Apr 7, 2005 8:06 AM

FICCI Frames 2005 day 3: Consumer will be more involved in content creation process?blur=25

FICCI Frames 2005 has successfully culminated. Key industry leaders shared view points on various trends that they see emerging in the industry, whether it is the mobile phone changing the look of the media, or discerning consumers getting more involved in the content that they want to see.

exchange4media Staff Apr 7, 2005 8:00 AM

Massive investment seen in multiplex industry?blur=25

The multiplex’s steady proliferation in the metropolis and simultaneous penetration into some smaller cities and towns testifies to its increasing popularity, coinciding with the rise of disposable incomes in the hands of the urban Indian family.

exchange4media Staff Apr 6, 2005 11:00 PM

Digital addressability: miles to go?blur=25

Speakers on Day 3 of FRAMES 2005 agreed that it may take at least five years for all Indian homes to start receiving content in the digital format, given the huge investment required to convert from the existing analog systems.

exchange4media Staff Apr 6, 2005 10:57 PM

FICCI Best Animated Frames Awards 2005 announced?blur=25

The FICCI Best Animated Frames Awards were given away on Tuesday. From just one international entry last year, the popularity of the awards seems to have risen immensely with more than 200 entries from 14 countries pouring in for this year's awards.

exchange4media Staff Apr 6, 2005 8:01 AM