IBF, Films Division, LAIFC (Los Angeles India Film Council) in association with iLEAD (Institute of Leadership Entrepreneurship & Development) conducted a two day long seminar on “Emerging Opportunities in Television and Film Industry”.
The speakers for the event were Mr. Rafiq Gangjee, Vice President Marketing & Communications of Yash Raj Films; Mr. Bijay Khemka, Vice President of Film Federation of India; National Award winning Director Mr. Suman Ghosh; Mr. Arijit Dutta Managing Director of Priya Entertainments ; Mr. Uday Singh, Managing Director of Motion Picture Association, India; Mr. Vikramjit Roy, GM , Executive Producer & Head Marketing at NFDC; Mr. Saameer Mody MD of Pocket Films; Vishnu Mohta, Executive Director, Venkatesh & Ms. Shom Shuklla, Poet, Playwright, Film Director. Tollywood superstar Mr. Prosenjit Chatterjee was present to grace the occasion.
The objectives of the seminar were to understand the current status and future growth of Film & Television Industry in India, developing an understanding of effective Film and Television Marketing, creating awareness about the entrepreneurial opportunities in the Film & Television Industry in India, understanding challenges of this profession and competencies required to excel, creating a platform to know and understand different ways of fund raising and financing film, understanding what kind of projects investors are interested in, developing awareness of various legal issues related to Film & TV contents production and business.
In this two day long seminar, students got the opportunity to interact with the film producers, television channel heads and technical expert and share their idea with them. The topics of discussion were Television and Film industry - Present scenario and future opportunities, Scope of Entrepreneurs and Professionals, New technologies in the market, Film Marketing, Legal issues related to Television and Film industry, Making successful small budget films, Fund raising for Television and Film, Scope for Documentaries and Training Films.
According to Mr. Pradip Chopra, Chairman of iLEAD, “With the strong growth projections estimated in the Film & Television Industry over the coming years, the seminar presents a timely opportunity to learn about the entertainment Industry. It will also help the aspiring students to choose the different career options available in this sector.”
iLEAD, The Institute of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development is a world-class Institute offering degrees courses in Media and Management studies both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels i.e. Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA), Master in Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor in Mass Communication ,Advertising and Journalism (B.Sc), and Masters in Mass Communication, Advertising and Journalism (M.Sc).
convenes twice annually where members develop a continually evolving Council strategy and discuss progress of short and long-term initiatives.
About LA India Film Council:
Established in November of 2010 by a Joint Declaration between the City of Los Angeles and the Indian Film Industry, the Los Angeles-India Film Council was formed to facilitate and strengthen motion picture production, distribution, technology, content protection, and commercial cooperation between the two communities.