FICCI has been cheerleading the cause of the India media and entertainment sector for more than a decade and has successfully organized 12 editions of FICCI FRAMES, Asia’s largest and most definitive annual convention on the business of Entertainment in Mumbai . Over the years, FRAMES has brought to India the very best of international talent and acted as a bridge between global entertainment business conglomerates and their Indian counterparts.
Media & Entertainment Business Conclave from the year 2009 has been successfully held in Chennai and Hyderabad and Kolkata alternatively. The entire gamut of the entertainment industry – Films, Television, Music, Animation, Gaming and technology areas such as broadband and convergence were covered during all the editions. It has become an ideal platform for the Indian entertainment industry for sharing of knowledge and ideas with eminent personalities and renowned experts drawn from different parts of the globe.
Following are some of the major objectives of the Conclave:
- The Convention would offer an opportunity for the Indian entertainment industry to explore its global linkages.
- The delegates at the Conclave will be exposed to the global trends with regard to opportunities in the entertainment industry, business possibilities and regulatory regimes in different countries.
- Over 500 delegates including speakers, invitees, government officials, media, diplomats, etc will be expected to attend the Conclave, garnering the media’s full attention on southern India and to acknowledge most vibrant entertainment industry.
- Discussions on some of the topical issues concerning the industry
- Digital Film making with RED camera
- 3D sound Technology with Dolby
- Screenwriting Workshop
- Visual effects session
FICCI President, R. V. Kanoria’s comments on Inflation Data
NEW DELHI, October 15, 2012: Reacting to the latest inflation data for September 2012, Mr. RV Kanoria, President, FICCI said, “There has been an increase in inflation from 6.9 per cent in July 2012 to 7.6 per cent in August 2012 and further to 7.8 per cent in September 2012, according to official data released today. However, moderation in inflation is expected as measures to rein in the fiscal deficit will reduce consumption expenditure and thus have a salutary effect on prices.”
“Hopefully, once the second order impact of the diesel price increase works its way through the economy, the inflation rate should stabilize and start trending downwards”’ he added.
Mr. Kanoria said, “The industrial sector is still besieged with low growth and we need to kick start investments. The government has unleashed a wave of reforms including some that would have a salutary impact on fiscal deficit. We now expect the RBI to work in close alignment with the government and provide adequate support to revive growth”.
Media and Entertainment Business Conclave
October 16 -17, 2012
As on October 13th, 2012
|Day – I : 16 October 2012|
|9am – 10am||Registration|
|10 -11 am||Inaugural
Lighting of Lamp
Welcome Address :
Dr. Kamal Haasan, Chairman, Media & Entertainment Business Conclave, FICCI
Release of FICCI –Deloitte Knowledge Report
|Keynote Address :
Barrie Osborne, Oscar-winning Director-Producer, Hollywood
Shri Uday K Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India
| Vote of Thanks:
P. Murari, Advisor to President, FICCI
|Session chaired by Kamal Haasan, Chairman, FICCI MEBC|
|11:15 – 12:30 pm||MEBC Broadcast Industry Knowledge Series: Opportunities in the digitized era.
Policy-makers and industry stakeholders share their vision and knowledge on the scope and opportunities for the sector during the progress of digitization.
Opening Address : Rahul Johri , Senior Vice President & General Manager- South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
N Parameshwaran, Principal Advisor, TRAI
Narayan Rao, Executive Vice Chairperson, NDTV Group
Krishnan Kutty, Executive Vice President, Star India
Ashok Mansukhani, President, MSO Alliance
Moderated by: Sashi Kumar, Chairman, Asian College of Journalism & Founder, Asianet TV
|11:15 – 12:30 pm||Redefining Digital Production
The concept of what’s ‘eye candy’ in feature films has evolved over time – films are about people, feelings, ideas, circumstances and relationships and the ‘emotional quotient’ is provided essentially by an able director through screenplay, actors, music, cinematography. However, one element has changed every aspect of this mix and that is “visual effects” which is now a source of inspiration from the “pre-production” stage itself. This session will look at making cutting-edge visual effects come alive with an energizing dialogue with experts from Hollywood and India.
Vamsi Aiyagari, Futureworks
Biren Ghose, Country Head, Technicolor India
|12: 30 – 1:30 pm||Barrie Osborne - A masterclass on “A 360 degree approach to producing a global film”|
|1:30 – 2:30 pm||Lunch|
|2:30- 3:45 p.m||Visual Effects Demonstration: Making of Enthiran|
|2:30- 3:45 p.m||Key Industry Pointers for the Future: Industry Trends and the Regulatory and Taxation Landscape
Suhaan Mukerji, Senior Partner, Amarchand Mangaldas
Sandip Biswas, Director, Deloitte
Kiran Reddy, MD, Sathyam Cinemas
Raja Nagarajan, General Partner, Basil Partners*
Moderated by: Suhaan Mukerji, Senior Partner, Amarchand Mangaldas
|100 years of Sound in Indian Cinema
Audio technology has evolved in leaps and bounds in the last century and Dolby has been at the centre of this change. In this session you will be taken through the “Story of Sound’ and the evolution of cinematic sound from different formats to new ground-breaking technologies.
Resul Pookutty, Oscar winning sound engineer
Wilfried Van Baelen, Founder, Galaxy Studios
Senthil Kumar, Director, Real Image
Moderated by: Vikram Joglekar, Sr Marketing Manager, Content Relations, Dolby India
Session partnered with Dolby
|Sports and Entertainment – Cashing in on the Second Screens
This session would discuss the rapidly changing trends of sports viewership on alternate delivery platforms and the technologies available to the industry.
Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Former Cricketer
Karun Chandok, Sportsperson & National Racing Champion*
R Sridhar, General Manager, Media Services Team, Tata Communications
Sambit Bal, Editor in chief, ESPNCricinfo.com
Praveen Sharma, Head, Media Sales, Google India
Moderated by: Nikhil Naaz, Cricket Editor, NDTV
|4.45 – 6 pm||100 years of Indian Cinema– Awaiting the Next Century : Keynote Address by Shri Uday K Varma, Secretary, Information & Broadcasting, Govt of India
Followed by discussion on the future of the film industry and the scope, challenges and opportunities therein along with a special discussion on the recently announced Indian film commission.
Kamal Haasan , Chairman FICCI MEBC
Jairam , Renowned Actor
Rani Mukherjee , Renowned Actress
Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director – Studios, Disney UTV
Barrie Osborne, Oscar-winning Director-Producer, Hollywood
Priyadarshan , Renowned film Maker
Moderated by Sreenivasan Jain, Managing Editor, NDTV
|6.30 – 8.00
MEBC Awards Function to felicitate the Great Maestros of Indian Cinema
P. Madhavan Nair (Madhu)
In the presence of Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, , Jayaram, Dileep , Shobhana , Raadhika Sarath Kumar , Priyadarshan and other eminent personalities
|Day – II, 17 October 2012|
|10:30 – 11:30 am||Director’s Cut: Film-making and Managing in the Digital Era
Santosh Sivan, Film-maker
B. Unnikrishnan, Film-maker
Gautam Anand, Director, Content Partnerships, Google, APAC
Moderated by: Gautham Menon, Film-maker
|11:30 – 1 pm||The Long-tail of Movies and the Role of TPMs
Movies make the majority of their financial returns during the initial months of their release. In the current context, theatrical releases are not the only ROI for films, specially, with the rise of Pay TV and other business models on platforms such as the Internet; IPTV, mobile, new media. Technology and its accompanying digital rights are central in enabling new business models that meet consumer needs. This session will explore the “long-tail” of movie distribution; the role of security that enables new delivery channels and Technological Protection Measures (TPM) that drive this phenomenon.
Krishnan Rajagopalan, Head of Technology, Group Digital Life, Singtel
Ankan Biswas, Chairman, Digital Broadcast Council, Consumer Electronics Appliances Manufacturers Association
Paul Jackson, Chief Engineer, NDS
Uday Singh, Managing Director, MPAA (India)
Dr.Nagendra S, Head, Sales and Strategy, Ignis Technology Solutions
Raghav Anand, Segment leader, New Media Services & member, Business Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
Moderator: Isa Seow, Managing Director, Centre for Content Promotion (CCP)
|1 – 2 pm||Lunch|
|10: 30 am to 1 pm||VFX demonstration on the Making of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows– by Nicolas Aithadi, VFX Supervisor, Moving Picture Company|
|2 – 3 pm||Credibility of our News Media – Is Journalism at Stake?
This intense discussion will debate on whether the underlying principles of real journalism have been put at stake in this era of increasing sensationalizing of news by the media.
Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor, The Hindu
S Srinivasan, News Director, Puthiya Thalamurai TV
Dr Nanditha Krishna, Author, Activist & Director, CP Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation
R.Nataraj, IPS, Chairman, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Moderated by : Sanjay Pinto, Advocate, Madras High Court & Former Resident Editor, NDTV 27/7
|2 -3 pm|
|3 -4 pm||Current Successful Formats for Regional TV – Game Shows over Lifestyle?
Even though lifestyle television as a genre has emerged successfully in national viewership trends and is no longer considered “niche”, on regional TV, the affinity towards game shows galore continue. Let us speak to program designers to map future trends on regional GEC.
Pradeep Milroy, Head, Programming, Star Vijay
Pem Menon, Head, Zee Tamil
J Shekhar, COO, Maa TV
|2-4 pm||Digital Film-making with RED Digital Camera
Time: October 17 , 2012 – 2 pm -4 pm
|4 -5: 00 pm||The Evolution of Women in Film
After 100 years of cinema, where does the Indian woman finally stand in the dynamics of the cinema industry and how far has she travelled from inception to now?
Shobhanaa, Actress & Dancer
Shruti Haasan , Actress*
Radikaa Sarathkumar, Founder, Radaan Mediaworks
Moderated by Gauthami, Actress
MEBC Workshops & Masterclasses
Masterclass with Barrie Osborne, Oscar–winning Hollywood Producer – “A 360 Degree Approach to Producing a Global Film”
Time – October 16, 2012 – 4:45 pm -6 pm
VFX workshop on the Making of Enthiran
This workshop, apart from taking us through the journey of the making of the complex graphics and special effects of Enthiran, will also cover the basics of Computer Graphics(CG) and 3D Stereoscopic vision(S3D) along with the history and concepts of 3D stereoscopy and usage areas and how CG is used in industries like Print, Education, Electronic Media (Film, TV, Mobile) etc.
By Srinivas Mohan, Renowned VFX Supervisor
Time – October 16, 2012 – 2:30 pm – 3.45 pm
VFX session on the Making of Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows With Moving Picture Company
By Nicolas Aithadi, VFX Supervisor
Time: October 17, 2012 – 10:30 am – 1 pm
Digital Film-making with RED Digital Camera
In 2006, RED Digital Cinema began a revolution with the 4K RED ONE digital cinema camera. By 2008, the camera that changed cinema also began to change the world of stills. The same camera used to shoot features like “The Hobbit”, “The Amazing Spiderman”, and “Prometheus” was used to shoot covers for magazines such as “Vogue” and “Harper’s Bazaar”. To show their commitment to the vast cinema industry in India, RED recently opened a sales and support facility in Mumbai. The RED workshop at FICCI will focus on removing the myth of complexity from acquisition to post when shooting with RED through hands-on demos.
Time: October 17 , 2012 – 2 pm -4 pm
Day-long Screenwriting workshop at MEBC 2012 16th and 17th October
A two day in depth Screenwriting workshop by experts from the Industry like Dr. Kamal Haasan , Sri Singeetam Rao, Anurag Kashyap, Sudish Kamath, Atul Tiwari Rohan Sippy , Hariharan from LV Prasad Academy. The workshop will focus on efficient translation and transcription of word into ideas and creative images . Also the workshop will focus on how a script is a essential part of budgeting and scheduling for a complete production.