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    Digital Content Specialists Outline Building Blocks
For Digital Transformation at Fast Track India
Release of the FICCI LAIFC KPMG Report The ‘Digital First’ Journey: From L to R: Stephen Jenner, VP, Communications, Asia Pacific, MPA; Ashish Kulkarni, Chairman, FICCI AVGC Forum; Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star India; Uday Singh, MD, MPA, India; Girish Menon, Co-Head, Media & Entertainment, KPMG, India; Hank Baker, VP, Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, MPA.

On October 4, 2017, senior executives from India’s motion picture, television and digital industries concluded that a Digital First and innovation focused mindset, integration across organizational DNA, data analytics, data protection and IP security are key pillars of successful digital transformation.

    Release of the FICCI LAIFC KPMG Report
The ‘Digital First’ Journey
      Boleh-Wood, Anyone? How Asean Can Have a Role in the Movie Industry      

There is a certain allure, a Hollywood mystique, of becoming a major film or television production base. It should be no surprise then when national and local governments in South-east Asia explore the movie and TV industry as an added driver of job creation and economic growth. Through the years, individual Asean member states have produced memorable film locations - if not yet an "Aseanwood" rival to Hollywood, or India's ...

    Film-Makers Turning To Books for More Original Scripts       How Digital Movie Marketing Helps
Invite Audiences
Translating literature into cinema is not new for the Hindi film industry. Now with the emergence of digital platforms and a shift in audience tastes, publishers and content providers are increasingly ...

With nearly 2,000 films produced every year in more than 20 languages, the Indian film industry is one of the largest in the world. Thriving on information about their favourite movie star or ...
    India, US Lead in VoD Subs as Global Viewing Increased 34 Per Cent       Short-Form Video: The Next Big Thing in Digital Marketing      
Millennial consumers worldwide lead the growth of online video consumption, according to a research report from Limelight Networks, a leader in digital content delivery.

A millennial isn’t likely to commit to watching a video that stretches on for longer than a couple of minutes. So used to having everything on-demand, the millennial doesn’t want to spend time on ...
    Streaming TV Services up
Production Budgets
      Jio and Roy Kapur Films Sign Multi-Year Original Content Deal      
Premium online services continue to raise production budgets, but they also see the need for traditional TV-movie content. For 2017, Netflix is projected to spend $5.8 billion on TV production ...

Unique collaborations between content companies and OTT and MVOD platforms are marking a milestone in the confluence of rapidly-evolving entertainment, technology and telecom sectors ...
    Amazon Studios Looks to shake up the Movie Business as it Moves Into
      Viacom CEO Says Low-Priced, Sports-Free TV Bundle Coming This Year      
Amazon may be a new-media innovator, but when it comes to making movies, the company isn’t selling itself as a barricade-breaching revolutionary. Unlike its rival, Netflix, which debuts its films on its ...

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish didn’t announce the launch of a $20-a-month, sports-free pay TV bundle - but he came close - at an investor gathering this morning. “We are highly confident that a ...
    Star India Bags Global Rights for IPL in Most Expensive Deal in Cricket Broadcasting History       Television Reigns in Rural India Despite 79 pc OTT Scope      
The suspense is finally over; Rs 16,347.50 crore ($2.55 billion) is the magic figure that has won Star India the IPL rights for the next five years. But, can this humongous amount of money be recovered ...

Television remains the dominant medium as far as the news, entertainment and advertising need in rural India is concerned although 79 per cent consumers (signifying crucial scope for OTT ...
    MPAA: Net Neutrality Rules Should Not Hinder Anti-Piracy Efforts       Inside the MPAA, Netflix & Amazon Global Anti-Piracy Alliance      

While millions of people were sending in comments urging the FCC to stop a looming repeal of current net neutrality rules, the MPAA focused on something else. In a recently submitted letter, the Hollywood group doesn't argue for or against the proposals. It merely wants to ensure that future ...

    900 Websites Found Leaking Films: Maharashtra Cyber Police      
Back in June, MPAA, Amazon, Netflix, CBS, HBO, BBC, Sky, Bell Canada, CBS, Hulu, Lionsgate, Foxtel, Village Roadshow, and many more, revealed the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, a brand new initiative to tackle piracy on a global scale. Today, TorrentFreak can reveal the deal behind this massive operation.

The idea of collaboration in the anti-piracy arena isn’t new but an announcement this summer heralded what is destined to become the largest project the entertainment industry has ever seen.

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) is a coalition of 30 companies that reads like a who’s who of the global entertainment market. In alphabetical order its members are:

Amazon, AMC Networks, BBC Worldwide, Bell ...

A pilot project started by the Maharashtra cyber police has identified 900 websites that engage in piracy. Once the project takes off later this year, the police will begin taking criminal action against the websites. The cyber department of the ...

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    ‘Launch Your Script’ Backs New Indian Film Projects for Asia Pacific Recognition       CJ Entertainment to Expand Slate of Overseas Productions      
The Motion Picture Association (MPA) and Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) Academy annually awards four script development grants of USD 25,000 each to four APSA Academy members, ...
South Korea's CJ Entertainment said it will expand its lineup of local productions in overseas markets, producing at least 20 titles in more than 10 languages per year beginning in 2020.
    Scheme to Attract Lucrative Foreign
Film Industry
      First BRICS Film Co-Production Released      

Cyprus is seeking a stake in the film and TV industry following the cabinet’s approval of a scheme to attract overseas productions, the finance and interior ministers said on Wednesday.
The ninth meeting of BRICS leaders will be held in Xiamen. The film "Where Has Time Gone ? ", is a shortcut to understand culture and customs of other four countries. It is also the first time that five ...
    Location Basque Country: A Tale of
Three Provinces
      Foreign Productions Flock to Brussels’ Locations, Tax Incentives      

The three Basque provinces, Alava, Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa, share green and mountainous landscapes and one of the more attractive tax credits in Spain: a 30% tax shelter for local film, ...

The city of Brussels has seen a lot of excitement lately. Gangsters have been running wild with racing-car drivers, the Hitler Youth have taken to marching in the street, and a submarine has ...
    Chile Promotes New Filming Incentive       Eros-Owned Trinity Pictures Eyes Russian, Turkish Tie-ups      
Chile is promoting its new 30% filming incentive to international film and TV producers. Filmmakers will need to work with a Chilean production company and spend at least $2m locally, and ...

After signing co-production deals with China, Trinity Pictures, the film production arm of India's distribution giant Eros International, is also scouting for opportunities with Turkish and Russian ...

    Arizona Creates New Incentives for Lagging Film Production       Motion Picture Spending in B.C. Hits
All-Time High

Movie lights and cameras are capturing the main street charm of Prescott, Arizona for the first time in years. And a new state film office is aiming to increase film production in Arizona, but it could ...

Motion picture production in B.C. is at an all-time high, as new numbers released by the province show a 35 per cent increase in spending compared to last year. The province estimates that $2.6 ...

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    Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan Gives Abu Dhabi Officials a Set Tour of Tiger Zinda Hai       Assam Tourism Helping Outside Filmmakers to Make Films in the Region      

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has welcomed senior officials from Abu Dhabi to the set of his latest film Tiger Zinda Hai, which is currently being shot in the capital.

The Assam government has started to facilitate filmmakers from outside the region with incentives and other logistic support to shoot in the state. Already three films are being shot using the ...
    Coming up, a Bollywood Theme Park in Karjat by December       Japan’s Anime Pilgrimages Give Untrod Real-World Locales Economic Boost      

Come December, tourists to Mumbai will have yet another destination to add to their list, which will give them a lasting taste of Bollywood. Promoted by the Maharashtra Tourism Development ...

The popularity of the blockbuster anime film “Your Name.” went beyond movie screens, with fans flocking to the real-world locales depicted in the romantic fantasy.
Lohita Sujith
Director - Corporate Communications
Motion Picture Dist. Association (India)


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