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      Major Movie, TV Productions Possibly
Coming to Town
    Soon, an Indo-Turkey Film
Co-Production Treaty

The stars keep coming to Cleveland. Tom Hanks is the latest Hollywood A-Lister among them. He will be part of a key event for the group that keeps bringing these movies and that money pumping into Northeast Ohio.

Rajkumar Hirani’s coming of age monster hit comedy “3 Idiots” is being remade in Turkey for Turkish audiences, the first hopefully of many film adaptations.
      Chinese Money Keeps Rolling as China Film Co., Pegasus and Co-High Investment Set
$100 Million Development Fund
    Keep New York's Film and TV
Production Boom Going
During the industrial revolution, New York was an outstanding role model. Today, more than a century later, the state is leading another revolution—in digital television and motion picture production. New York City in particular illustrates the explosive growth of digital entertainment. Over 10% of the 450 U.S. productions under way in all distribution venues, from traditional network television to internet application services, are in the city. Fueled by a progressive and innovative incentive program developed with the state Legislature, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has attracted more than 50 scripted digital production projects and scores of full-length feature film productions to New York.

Chinese investment - or at least the announcement thereof - keeps rolling in, as the seventh annual U.S. -China Film Summit sweeps through Los Angeles. At the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday evening, the China Film Co. and the Pegasus Media Group joined Hong Kong's ...

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      Promotional Funds for Indian Cinema Travelling Abroad Ministry of I&B
Announces Financial Aid for Films
Selected in Major Film Festivals
    China Adopts New Film Law, Will Impact
Imports and Co-Productions


In his inaugural speech at the press conference of the 47th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), the I&B minister M. Venkaiah Naidu announced that not only the official entries to the Oscars ...

Top legislative body on Monday adopted its long-expected film law, which may further restrict foreign film players whose other work includes themes sensitive in China such as ...

      Screen Australia Announces More Than
$3 Million in Development and
Production Funding
    Vancouver Film Industry Unveils China
Focus With New Commissioner


The latest Screen Australia funding covers a diverse slate of projects including a true post-War story from the Oscar-winning team behind The King’s Speech, a Dreamtime virtual reality experience, to an online ...

Incentive-friendly Vancouver, while enjoying a Hollywood production boom, is setting its sights east, to China."We are very focused on what's happening in Asia," newly installed ...

      New Policy to Make MP
A Film-Production Hub
    Mauritius to Waive 40% Shooting Tax
for Indian Film-Makers

Mauritius will waive 40 percent shooting tax for Indian film-makers for shooting on the island nation.The decision was taken by Mauritius Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth, who is on ...

IFFI 2016: India, S. Korea Keen
on Co-productions

Madhya Pradesh (MP) has always been a popular destination for Bollywood shoots but the state tourism department has now come up with a new policy to lure more film producers and, in the process, boost tourism ...


Minister for Information and Broadcasting (MIB) M Venkaiah Naidu has said the government is keen to work and cooperate with South Korea in the domain of film production in a way ...


That's What I'm Tolkien About: Top Tourist Spots Inspired by Film and TV

        Tourism New Zealand has revealed that despite there being twice as many cows as people, it's hobbits that are the real cash crop for the country. The enduring appeal of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies has led tourism to become New Zealand's top foreign money earner. Read on to discover what other tourist destinations have benefited from the glamour and star dust of the silver screen.

Gujarat Tourism Becomes State Partner at NFDC's Film Bazaar 2016

      Gujarat, which was given the national award for 'Most Film Friendly State' last year, participated in the Film Bazaar for the first time in 2012 and set up a film office in 2015 to promote Gujarat as a filming destination. The 10th edition of Film Bazaar organised by the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) has roped in Gujarat Tourism as a state partner to promote the state as a film friendly destination.

New York Hopes Fantastic Beasts Will Lure Tourists to #FantasticNYC

        NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organisation, has teamed up with Warner Bros Pictures on the marketing and communications initiative, which aims to highlight 1920s New York City, which plays a starring role in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (trailer below). Travel PR agency Hills Balfour is rolling out the campaign in Britain, timed to coincide with the movie's UK release on Friday (18 November).
      Indian Media & Entertainment Sector Outlook:
Revenues Set to Hit Rs 130,000 Cr Mark
by End-2016
    MPAA’s Chris Dodd on Mexican Cinema’s
Role in the World

The Indian media and entertainment sector, which has been growing at a CAGR of 10-12% year-on-year, is expected to reach R1,30,000 crore in terms of revenue, by the end of 2016, according to the ...

MPAA chairman Chris Dodd swung by the Morelia Int’l Film Fest Saturday Oct. 22 to deliver both good news and bad. Paying tribute to the fest and the burgeoning role of Mexican filmmaking ...
    Sony Pictures Chief Tom Rothman Sets
China Screenwriter Initiative
  The Chinese Billionaire Trying to Take Over
Hollywood: He's Already Bought All AMC
Theaters and the makers of Jurassic World -
Now Wants to Pour Billions Into All Six
Major Film Studios

On the heels of its new alliance with Dalian Wanda designed to better launch its global tentpole films in China, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman tonight unveiled a Writers Initiative ...

The Chinese billionaire who bought the AMC theater chain and Legendary Pictures - home of The Dark Knight and Jurassic World - is now looking to get his fingers into ...
    In Digital Media, It’s Not About the Views:
YouTube's Satya Raghavan
  Amazon Seals Rajni Film Deal; Dares
Netflix, Hikes Sellers' Commissions

The head of entertainment partnerships at YouTube makes a case for engagement as YouTube expands to include an increasing number of content creators in a range of Indian languages. Excerpts from an interview.

Amazon India has signed a content agreement with the Tamil Nadu-based V Creations. The alliance has been negotiated at a time when Amazon is all set to launch Prime Video India ...
    Warner Bros. Entertainment to
Acquire Machinima
  India Has Such A Movie-Going Culture:
Marvel Studios' President
Hollywood studio Warner Bros. has signed an agreement to acquire Machinima, the global programming service focused on fandom and gamer culture. According to comScore, Machinima is the 10th largest digital video ...

India is an important market to the US-based Marvel Studios as the Asian country has such a movie-going culture, says the studio's president Kevin Feige.
    Entertainment India   A Conversation With Director Mostofa Farooki
and APSA Chairman Michael Hawkins

The Indian TV market is growing. Ratings are improved, there are more regional services and HD channels, streaming platforms are launching, and a new wave of 4G-enabled phones mean switched-on consumers ...

Last week, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), along with the Embassy of Australia, hosted a screening of the acclaimed Iranian drama film A Separation. The film was ...
      Viacom Buys Telefe for US$ 345 Million     How Video on Demand is the Next Evolution
in Digital Entertainment
When Internet content took over the television viewership, Netflix became the new household name for America. However, its position soon got challenged when new ...

120 Years of Watching Movies:
The First Picture Show

Viacom Inc, the owner of Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, in an attempt to expand its Latin America footprint, has signed a deal to buy Argentina’s largest broadcast network Telefe from the telecom carrier ...

Cinema as we know it was born on 28 December 1895, in the basement of the Grand Café in Paris. Ten films by the Lumière brothers, Louis and Auguste, were screened in a room called ...

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

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