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      Kabir Khan, Siddharth Anand to Direct
Indo-China Co-Production

CAA and China's Bona Film Group Create
$150-Million Film Fund


Indian filmmakers Kabir Khan and Siddharth Anand are set to direct two Indo-China co- productions which will be released in 2018. Trinity Pictures, the film production arm of India's distribution giant Eros International, has ...

Hollywood talent giant Creative Artists Agency and Chinese studio Bona Film Group have created a fund to finance movies with an initial investment of $150 million, the firms said ...
      MCDs to Rent Out Locales for Shooting     Continental Divides: Could a U.S. Film Commission, Like the National Ones
in Europe, Ever Add Up?

The Municipal Corporations of Delhi now plan to generate revenue by allowing film producers to shoot on their premises and in heritage areas in the walled city. The move has come from the cash-strapped North ...

When surveying the messy U.S. landscape of ever-changing film incentives and the fluctuating health of state film commissions, it's tempting to look longingly at national film ...
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      'Under The Shadow' Backer
Launches Two Funds
    Kannada Film Industry to
Collaborate With Australia
Creativity Capital aims to invest in 15-20 films per year in the $2M - $15M range. Creativity Capital, the London-based financier that has invested in projects including Babak Anvari's Bafta-winning Under The Shadow, is ...

If there is anything that binds Australians and Indians together, it's their love for cricket and films. At an interactive collabora tion event held in the city on Thursday, as part of the ...
      British Action Film 'Close' Receives
Thailand's First Location Incentive
    Can Japan Transform Itself Into an
International Shooting Destination?
British director Vicky Jewson's buddy action movie "Close" is the first film to receive approval from the location incentive scheme launched by Thailand at last year's Cannes Film Festival.

The Japanese government is preparing measures to make the country more accessible to global filmmakers, but insiders warn that bureaucracy and red tape could ...
      Irish Production Company, Nantosuelta
Entertainment, Attracting Hollywood
With Upfront Tax Incentives
    Spain Rebates Lure Productions
From Abroad
Hollywood filmmakers are getting in line to utilize the tax incentives that Nantosuelta Entertainment is offering upfront. This type of incentive is a rare find for filmmakers. A new Irish production company, ...

"Thanks to the foreign shoot tax credits, especially on the TV side, Spain is a big hot spot now," says producer Adrian Guerra. That seems almost an understatement.
      Polish Filmmakers Look Abroad for
Co-Production Partners
    Ohio Offers Millions to Bring More
Hollywood Movies to State
The Polish film industry is embracing international co-production as it seeks to integrate further with the global business, with the encouragement of the Polish Film Institute. France's Philippe Carcassonne shot Anne ...

A tax break and subsidy for people making films in Ohio could cost the state $40 million this year after state lawmakers doubled the cap of the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Incentive.

Honeymoon in Turkey, Says Erdogan as Both Sides Discuss Films, TV Industry

      In his meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo an on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the need to harness the potential of the regional film industry in India. "Turkey has also become a popular destination for shooting of Indian films and for television industry. While we should definitely encourage two-way tourism, the industry should explore wider possibilities ...
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Priyanka Chopra To Shoot A Series Of Short Promotional Films In Assam In June

      Actress Priyanka Chopra, the brand ambassador for Assam tourism, will be shooting a series of short promotional films in the northeastern state from June 20, an official said here on Friday. "She is coming to Assam on June 20 and she will be there till June 30. We are planning to shoot some video films. She will be in Guwahati and travel across entire Assam. She may ...

Vietnamese Tourism, Cinema to be Promoted at Cannes Film Festival

      Vietnamese cinema and Ho Chi Minh City as a tourist destination will be promoted at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The event is scheduled to take place from May 17-28 in France. The information was released by the Vietnam Cinema Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and Ho Chi Minh City municipal Tourism Department at a press conference ...

Just Call it 'Holly-Wells' - the City That's Become so Popular as a Location
for Big-Budget Film and TV Projects

      It was a sleepy idyll in Hot Fuzz but actually this Somerset city's a bustling film location. Tourists have been coming to Wells to see its famous Cathedral and medieval architecture for centuries. But in recent years a new wave of visitors has been drawn to England's smallest city - wanting to see buildings and settings now as much part of cinematic and TV history as they are a part of ...

From 'Piku' to 'Kahaani', Ten Bollywood Films Shot in Kolkata

      Yash Raj Films' romantic comedy Meri Pyaari Bindu that opened to Rs1.75 crore last Friday is the latest Hindi film to pay tribute to the picturesque locations of Kolkata through its narrative and settings. The cultural capital of Bengal has provided much fodder for Bollywood over the years. Here are 10 movies shot in the city. Piku (2015): Shoojit Sircar's comedy drama was the story of ...

Film Tourism Prompts Potential Direct Route From Dublin To Beijing

      Following the news last week that Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons was pushing for a direct flight route between Ireland and China, it now appears that a deal to secure such a route may be only weeks away from being concluded. The Sunday Independent has revealed that senior executives from Chinese airline Hainan have scheduled a discussion for June in Dublin about ...

Bollywood Movie Star to Promote Fiji Tourism

      Tourism Fiji and Fiji Airways will be hosting Bollywood actress Ileana D'Cruz on a trip to Fiji as part of the Travelogue produced by the Times of India. The travelogue which will air on the Times Now TV channel will feature Ms D'Cruz's experiences in Fiji. In a joint statement by the two companies it was indicated that the trip was part of a wider marketing campaign that ...

With Baywatch Release, Tourism Leaders Tout Palm Beach County's Best Beaches

      Several scenes from the new Baywatch movie were filmed at beaches in southern Palm Beach County, and local tourism officials are hoping to use the film's release to convince out-of-town travelers the area is the "ultimate beach destination." In a public relations push launched one-day after the movie's release, county tourism officials touted 10 of the county's top beach spots, ...
      Made in India, Big in China     Regional-Language Films Power Indian
Entertainment Industry's Growth

As Dangal wows the Chinese audience, Indian filmmakers seem to have got a fresh impetus to think beyond the boundaries. If you thought Indian films have no audience beyond the country and its diaspora, ...

A staggering 1,907 films in 41 languages were certified in India in the 2015-16 timeframe. The Hindi-language industry led the way with 340 films, followed by Tamil with 291, Telugu (275), ...
    Govt Puts Rs 200 Cap on Multiplex Tickets,
But it Will Cost You Rs 265
  New Portal to Help Ease of
Broadcast Business
The Rs 200 cap on multiplex tickets has finally been notified by the state government. But please read the fine print of the government order before you rush to the theatre with just Rs 200 in your hand.

A new online 'broadcastseva' portal has been launched by the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) as part of its initiative to provide a single point facility to various ...
    Superhero Blockbuster Aside, India
Film Industry Ripe For Reboot
  Why Indian Films Are Getting a Box-Office
Boost in the U.S.
A revenge fantasy and a female wrestling drama are smashing box office records in India and abroad, giving the country's film industry a shot in the arm after a lackluster couple of years.

Prabhas as Amarendra Baahubali in 'Baahubali 2,' which quickly became the top-grossing Indian import ever. 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' is breaking records powered by social media ...
    500 Multiplexes for Eastern Region on Table   IMAX Eyes Expansion, Partners PVR and Inox,
Raise Screen Count to 17 by End-2017
A South India-based organisation, aiming to elevate the Indian film industry to global platform, has plans to roll out 500 multiplexes in the eastern region in the next two to three years. "This is our effort to boost the regional ...

The entertainment company plans to take its final screen count to 17 by the end of 2017 in partnership with PVR and Inox. Canadian entertainment technology company IMAX ...
    Carnival Cinemas Launches MoviEcard;
Unlimited Films for 30 Days at Rs 149
  Global Markets: The Next Frontier for
Indian OTT Platforms

It's a marketing tactic that could probably result in some executives skipping work or getting out of their offices earlier and into the cinema halls between Monday and Thursday. Some home bound ladies who stay glued to ...

The time is ripe for Indian over-the-top (OTT) players to enter the International market with a subscription-based video on demand (S-VOD) model. The spring in their step comes from ...
    Shah Rukh Khan Says Hollywood Has
Potential to Take Over Bollywood
  India's Netflix Plans to Take Bollywood Global
B-town's Badshah Shah Rukh Khan recently expressed his heartfelt concerns over the Hindi film industry. The Raees actor said that Hollywood has the potential to take over Bollywood if the industry people don't work on ...

For Hollywood movies and American TV shows, millions around the world rely on Netflix. Now an Indian video streaming service is hoping to take Bollywood to a global audience.
    Augment, Virtual Technology Boosts
Storytelling and Revenue Streams
  Facebook Starts Express
Wi-Fi Services in India
An alphabet soup of tech acronyms is on Hollywood's menu these days, with VR and AR as the specials du jour. Those outside interactive media can be forgiven for not knowing how virtual reality and augmented reality ...

After remaining in beta testing phase for nearly 18 months, Facebook on Thursday officially announced its Express Wi-Fi internet services in India, which are already available at 700 ...
    Multi-Entertainment Channel Broadens Horizon
by Adding 'Movies' & 'Buy' Options
  Eros Now Launches on T-Mobile's
Binge On Platform
Eros Now, the Eros International's over-the-top (OTT) platform, has partnered T-Mobile's video streaming programme Binge On. This association will enable users of T-Mobile across the US to ...
Facebook Signs BuzzFeed, Vox, Others
for Original Video Shows - Sources

The Indian Movie Channel (TIMC), a multi-entertainment channel, is now all set to broaden its horizon by adding two interesting features, brand new segments – TIMC Movies and BUY option. The brand new features on ...

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its ...
    The Global Impact of Film and Television   Voot, Google Join Hands to Launch
Mobile Website
Every May, America celebrates World Trade Month. First established by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as World Trade Week in 1935, for more than 80 years, this annual recognition has served as an important ...

Google has developed PWAs for e-commerce portals such as Flipkart. Google and Viacom18's over-the-top (OTT) platform Voot have joined hands to launch a video-on-demand (VOD) ...

Lohita Sujith
Director - Corporate Communications
Motion Picture Dist. Association (India)

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