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Warm wishes for a successful 2015!

       2014 saw an increase in scope and exposure of the LA India Film Council through awareness and educational initiatives in support of filmmaking including training, skill and knowledge sharing, industry networking and research. This would not have been possible without your support and encouragement. We look forward to the year ahead which promises to be equally exciting and eventful.
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  The LA India Film Council Fosters Film Tourism to Drive Local Industry Growth  
  In 2014, the Council partnered with various initiatives to promote the need for a Film Commission and the subsequent rollout of a film incentive regime in India.  
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  Uday Singh, MD, MPDA, India with State Tourism Heads of Gujarat, Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir.  
  In the month of September 2014, the Council partnered with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Big Picture Summit, 2014, to host a roundtable discussion which was attended by over 30 local producers. The Council also launched a report at a panel discussion focusing on the benefits of film tourism and tax incentives and how it would help attract International filmmakers to India.  
  CII Big Picture Summit, 2014     Single Window Clearance for
Filming in India Announced
    Following persistent advocacy and support from Governing Council Members and the Indian screen community, in May 2014, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) formally launched a single-window clearance mechanism for film shooting in India.
  (L-R): Utkarsh Sanghvi, Director, EY, Claudia Gladziejewski, Executive Producer, Germany, Frank Rittman, SVP, Deputy MD & Regional Policy Officer, MPA, Asia Pacific, Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Rezal A. Rahman, CEO, Pinewood Iskander Malaysia Studio Sdn. Bhd.  
  NFDC FILM BAZAAR, 2014     Made in India  
  NFDC Film Bazaar 2014      
  (L-R): Lohita Sujith, Director, Corporate Communications, Motion Picture Dist. Association (India), Parth Arora, Head of Production, Fox Star Studios, India, Pravesh Sahni, Producer, India Take One Productions, Karen Thorne-Stone, President & CEO, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Canada.      
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  LA India Film Council Focuses on Industry Growth Drivers  
  FICCI Frames  
  (L-R): Kulmeet Makkar, CEO, The Film and Television Producers Guild of India Limited, T.P. Aggarwal, President, Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association, Dr. Ajit Ranade, President & Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group, Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom 18 Media Private Limited, Uday Singh, MD, MPDA, India, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company India, Sanjay Gupta, COO, Star India, Frank Rittman, SVP, Deputy MD & Regional Policy Officer, MPA, Asia Pacific.  
  Economic Contribution of the Indian Motion Picture and Television Industry  
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*Source: Deloitte
  In keeping with the Council's evolving role and the ever changing Indian f​ilm and ​t​elevision landscape, we have upgraded our website to deliver a more informative and engaging experience. Please visit our new website at  



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

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