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    PRODUCTION & TAX INCENTIVES    
      Foreign Flicks Find Edge in Partnerships    

US$ 20m Drishyam Fund for 10 Indian Films
in Two Years, Releases Showreel

 
     
       

By co-producing blockbusters, filmmakers from abroad hope to enter the Chinese market, the world's second largest. From Friday's premiere of superhero movie Wonder Woman to the epic Rogue One: A Star Wars ...
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Mumbai-based Drishyam Films is set to launch a $20m Production Fund to facilitate the growth of independent Indian cinema and to escalate it to a global reach. The fund will ...
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      Siddharth Roy Kapur, Ronnie Screwvala,
Aamir Khan to Co-Produce 'Salute'
    India’s Eros Strikes Co-Production Venture
With Turkey’s Pana Film
 
     
Roy Kapur Films, RSVP and Aamir Khan Productions have joined hands for Aamir Khan- starrer Rakesh Sharma's biopic 'Salute'. The flick will be Aamir's second biopic post 'Dangal', where the superstar will be seen ...
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Indian studio giant Eros International has signed a two-title co-production deal with Turkey’s Pana Film. The films will be bilingual in Hindi and Turkish, using locations and ...
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      Crowdfunding - A Solution to Lack of Funds Amongst Assamese Filmmakers!     Fox Joins Tencent in Chinese
Web Movie Production Slate
 
     
       
     
In the past few years, a fresh wave of thematic newness has been observed amongst few filmmakers from Assam who are giving much importance to the treatment of their scripts and discarding the sluggish dramatic ...
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Youth Tencent, part of China’s giant Tencent games and social media group, has amassed an impressive group of producers and investors for the first edition of its online ...
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      Paramount Pictures Launches New Production
Division Headed by Brian Robbins
    Rise in Film Work  
     
     
There has been a significant increase in the production of high-quality movies in the country with the Government's 47 per cent tax rebate incentive.
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Croatia Expects a Record Year for
Tax Incentives Scheme
 
     
Looking to ramp up production, Paramount is launching a Paramount Players Division with veteran producer and executive Brian Robbins in charge. Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, who took over ...
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Six international projects applied for tax incentives in Croatia by 1 June 2017. According to the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, 2017 will be a better year than the record ...
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    FILM TOURISM    
     

Indian Film Industry, Bollywood, Seeking Locations to Shoot Films in Turkey

 
      With relations between Turkey and India starting to bear fruit, the Indian film industry, Bollywood, which has a giant share in the world movie market along with Hollywood, has initiated endeavors to shoot films in Turkey. Conducting research, Sudhanshu Hukku, the director of the international Bollywood fair scheduled for September in the Indian city of Mumbai, accepted the invitation ...
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State's Tourism Locations to Ride on Film Wave

 
      Summary: The Tourism Department of Gujarat is aiming high to develop film tourism by creating state-of-the-art infrastructure besides promoting exotic locations, he said. In its draft Karnataka film tourism policy, the Department of Tourism has identified 317 potential destinations. "YES Bank, which helped other States in preparing the film tourism policy, has also made ...
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Despite Being Promoted as a Shooting Destination, What is Holding Delhi Back?

 
      The fact that Delhi isn't an easy place to shoot in is no news. However, losing the most film-friendly state award to UP in May seems to have hit a nerve. Now, a month later, Delhi Tourism, which has been nominated as the the nodal agency for film shoots in the capital, has released a 'Delhi Cinematic' booklet, inviting filmmakers to shoot here. The booklet also announces that a ...
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The Rise of Film-Induced Tourism and its Impact on Local Businesses

 
      In 2001, something happened to New Zealand's tourism industry that changed it forever. The launch of the Lord of the Rings film series catapulted picturesque New Zealand into the tourism stratosphere, as fans of the phenomenally popular franchise booked trips to the mystical lands of Tolkien's heroes. The Lord of the Rings' impact on New Zealand - and, consequently, its ...
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'Contents Tourism in Japan': How Popular Narratives Drive People to 'Sacred Sites'

 
      Japan is an extremely successful brand. It's also a tightly controlled one. The government wants lots of foreigners to visit its 2020 Tokyo Olympics, buy its Abenomics, experience the unmatched beauty of its four unique seasons and overlook its urban blight while searching for the few heritage sites that remain unblemished. Now, according to a new book by academics from the ...
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BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY
      Entertainment Giants Forge New Alliance
to Fight Piracy, Sue Offenders
    Copyright and Film in the 21st Century:
Laws, Policies and Technologies
     
     
     

Members of anti-piracy coalition include Disney, Amazon, HBO, Netflix, NBCU, CBS, Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox. Piracy makes strange bedfellows: A group of 30 entertainment companies - including Netflix, ...
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I was recently privileged to participate in an international forum on copyright organized in Shanghai by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the National Copyright ...
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    Open More Cinema Screens, Especially
in Remote Areas: Task Force
  In Media and Entertainment Sector,
World's No Match for India
 
     
A task Force, set up on the directions of Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has observed that the number of cinema screens in India is woefully low and suggested that steps must be taken to open new ...
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India's media and entertainment (M&E) industry is set to grow at a faster pace of 10.55% CAGR, outshining the global average of 4.2% CAGR, according to consulting firm PwC.
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    Virtual Screens to Start Replacing TVs & Theater
in a Year, Consumers Expect: Ericsson
  The Theatre of Sports  
     
     
     
     
Ericsson ConsumerLab has reported that seven out of 10 consumers believe that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will become mainstream in media, education, work, social interaction, tourism and retail.
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When filmmaker Omung Kumar, then an art director of Chameli (2004), Black (2005) and Saawariya (2007) among others, wanted to start directing, his writer Saiwyn Quadras asked him ...
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    'Great Storyline Will Help Indian Animation
Industry Compete Globally'
  Indian Filmmakers Begin To Explore VR
     
Finding a story which can cross cultural barriers with a universal theme will help Indian animation industry get noticed and empower it to compete globally, says Amit Baadkar, who has lent his creative inputs to projects ...
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India is one of the biggest emerging markets for tech products, particularly smartphone technology. India also has a thriving creative film industry. It's therefore not too much of a ...
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    Wanda, Tencent Form IP Partnership,
Unveil 27-Film Slate
  Cricket, Movies, TV Shows and Amazon,
According to Netflix's Reed Hastings
 
     
     
     

China's Wanda Group has unveiled a strategic partnership with Tencent to develop IP across multiple platforms at the ongoing Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), along with an extensive new slate.
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Hotstar, Amazon, and Sony Pictures Networks India can heave a sigh of relief. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has stated that the global streaming powerhouse is going to continue to focus on ...
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    ZeeMelt: OTTs Add to Momentum of FB &
Youtube Video Consumption
  SonyLiv Ties up With Web Talkies, Claims to
Have Become India's Largest Original VoD Co
 
     
     
     
     
"Digital video is not the regular video which is differentiated by the screen size but everyone is aware about digital videos. If someone is working on a TVC, then bring your brand within first five seconds to get ...
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In a major move which potentially redefines the country's digital entertainment landscape, SonyLIV has announced its strategic partnership with Web Talkies. Under the association, seven ...
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    New Paramount Players Chief Brian Robbins
Talks Strategy for the Digital Age
  Sun TV Network Launches Subscription-Led
OTT Platform Sun NXT
 
     
     
Kalanithi Maran-promoted Sun TV Network has finally taken the plunge into the over-the-top (OTT) space with the launch of its own subscription video-on-demand (VoD) service ...
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Facebook Is Going Hollywood, Seeking
Scripted TV Programming
 

AwesomenessTV founder Brian Robbins thinks he has the secret formula for pumping new life into Paramount Pictures by drawing on content from Viacom brands like MTV and Nickelodeon. The veteran director-producer ...
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Facebook Inc. to Hollywood: Let's do lunch. The social-networking giant is talking to Hollywood studios and agencies about producing TV-quality shows with an eye toward launching original ...
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