Frames 2006, an
initiative by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), is all set to heat up Mumbai from March 22 to 24. This three-day global convention will be inaugurated by Priyaranjan Dasmunshi, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting. The list of dignitaries includes Tessa Jowell, UK secretary, Department of Culture, Media.
Frames 2006 will highlight aspects of the media industry like programming for a mass audience, the cinema exhibition business in India, a vision for India as an animation hub, independent filmmaker versus the studio, financing options for the Indian entertainment industry, managing the international icon brand, VFX, in Hollywood movies, emerging revenue options for the industry, focus on radio, animation co-production, digital entertainment, film marketing and distribution, NextGen TV, IP in animation, beyond linear television networks, maximising the ROI on cinema exhibitions, building a valuable gaming market, the future of the print media as a business, entertainment options for young Indians, the next wave in TV promos, mobile entertainment and master class in the making of animated movie.
Stalwarts from the industry will share their perspectives and vision of the industry. The list of speakers includes Tom Freston, president and CEO, Viacom; Yash Chopra, chairman, FICCI Entertainment Committee; SK Arora, secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; Ashok Amritraj, chairman, Hyde Park Entertainment; Saroj Kumar Poddar, president, FICCI; and Deepak Kapoor, India leader, Entertainment and Media Practice, PwC.
Frames 2006 will also include various knowledge forums, interactive business sessions, animation awards (the FICCI-BAF awards), case study presentations, technology forums, business networking and screenings. The business agenda will focus on television, cinema, animation, gaming, special effects, mobile entertainment, broadband and convergence, script writing, radio and media marketing.
All this will be followed by evenings full of entertainment.
The platform will also offer an opportunity to announce significant business deals. This part of the programming has been scheduled for the closing ceremony of Frames 2006.
The three-day event will sign off with a vote of thanks by Robert L McCann, chairman, Nielsen Media Research International, and Asim Ghosh, MD, Hutchison Essar Ltd.
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