A Screenwriting Workshop, “The Six Layers of a Great Film and Great Character” will be conducted by Hollywood’s renowned screenwriter David Freeman at the upcoming FICCI Frames 2011. FICCI FRAMES 2011, the annual convention of the media and entertainment industry, will be held through March 23-25, 2011in Mumbai.
A session on marketing Indian films abroad, “Gateways to the European Market” will be conducted by Juliane Schulze, Senior Partner, Peacefulfish , Germany. The session which will also include consultation, will involve detailed presentation on European film financing covering the core European markets (treaties, EU funding, national & regional funding, specialized funds and cash rebates.)
To register, visit http://www.ficci-frames.com/registration.htm.
Some other things of interest: (As stated in FICCI Frames Press Release, subject to change)
- Making Cinema with Global Appeal: A Session with the Stalwarts
What goes into creating movies which appeal to a worldwide audience and can captivate countries together?
Keynote: Taylor Hackford, Film-maker & President, Directors’ Guild of America
Suhel Seth, Managing Partner, Counselage India in conversation with Taylor Hackford
Vijay Singh, CEO, FOX STAR Studios India
- Film Marketing: International Distribution & Other Innovative Trends
A report on overseas marketing of films through the entire gamut of platforms available to the wired world and innovations in promoting celluloid through a range of options.
Moderator: Colin Burrows, MD, Specialtreats Production Company
Clare Wise, Executive Vice President, International Production, Universal Pictures International
Vikram Malhotra, COO, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO, Motion Pictures, UTV
Shailesh Rao, Head, Media & Platform, Japan and Asia Pacific, Google
- Challenges of Creating Animated Content from Asia Pacific for Global Distribution
This session will touch upon the subject matter of Asian animated content with regard to its relevance with a global audience. It will also discuss new character brands and story flavours that the Asia Pacific region can contribute to the global content library and how content creators need to cater to the tastes of both domestic and global audiences while maintaining a balanced approach. Co-production challenges within Asia Pacific as well as with global partners; what global distributors expect from content created within the Asia Pacific and the roadblocks therein along with a way forward will also be dealt with.
Ashish S. Kulkarni, CEO, Big Animation
Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc
Frank Foster, Senior Director & COO, Maya Digital Studios
Agnes Li, Marketing Director, Golden Bridge Animation Studio
Munjal Shroff, Director & COO, Graphiti Multimedia Pvt Ltd
N R Panicker, Chairman, Accel Animation Studios
Geregory Ho, Vice President & General Manager, Animax Asia, SPE Networks Asia
Hiroshi Tsutsumi, Manager International Licensing, TV Tokyo Corporation, Japan
- Digital Cinema: The Way Ahead for the Indian Box Office?
Is the growth of digital cinema leading to a resurgence in the Indian theatrical box-office? What impact will digital cinema finally have on the kind of content being created?
Atul Goel, CEO, E-City Entertainment (India) Pvt Ltd
Keynote: Kent Novak , Senior VP, DLP Products, Texas Instruments
Larry O’Reily, Executive VP, Theatre Development, Imax Corporation
Senthil Kumar, Co-founder, Real Image Technologies
Kapil Agarwal, Joint Director, UFO Moviez
- VFX Keynote: Michael Fink
Oscar winner and VFX guru, Michael Fink, takes us through the marvels visual effects produce and unlocks the mysteries behind modern 3 D VFX shots.
- VFX Keynote: Charles Darby
“ Global Film Making- How the VFX Industry is changing how we make films”
Subject would cover creation of films across multiple locations, outsourcing, creative challenges and the fast changing vfx industry that builds up companies and destroys them just as quickly. This would cover the western and Indian markets in particular.
- VALUING 3D CONTENT: Movies, Television and Games
3D in movie production, theatre conversions, TV content and games is the buzzword in the entertainment industry currently. However, at the end of this three dimensional tunnel, will there be a positive rate of return on investment in this upcoming business? This panel will explore the economics of 3D and why the industry is ready to let so much ride on its back. Can 3D breathe new life into the DVD and BluRay market? Will consumers adapt to 3D TV and where will games, portable devices and laptops figure in the 3D pie?
Steve Santamaria , Director, Visual Computing DevRel , Intel Corporation
Vikram Bhatt, Film-Maker
Martin Mulligan , Sales Director, Quantel
Michael Fink, VFX Supervisor Hollywood
Dr Paul Salvini, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Canadian Operations, Side Effects Software Inc.
- The Business of Film-Making
A magnified and wholesome view of the intricacies of making successful cinema. What are the essential factors, which, when mixed together, delivers that surefire hit?
Kaveree Bamzai, Features Editor, India Today
Anjum Rajabali, Script-writer
Bill Bennett, Film-maker, Australia
Leslie Udwin, Producer, UK
Shibani Bathija, Film-maker
Shyam Benegal , Film-maker
Ramesh Sippy, Film-maker
- Decoding The Magic: The 11 Techniques that Make Pixar Films So Successful
Pixar films delight, entertain, and move both children and adults. Although every Pixar film is different, we can sense there must be some secret ingredients they share in common. David Freeman is going to lead us to the glowing, hidden heart of Pixar’s magic. He’ll reveal the secret techniques that make Pixar’s films so spellbinding, fun, and stirring.
By David Freeman, Screenwriter, Animator & Game Developer
- Market Research for Indian Cinema: Gut Feel vs Market Realities
In the West, there are agencies involved in every process and stage of film making but Indian movie makers still show reluctance towards market research/TG testing/title testing etc prior to movie production/release and rely on their gut feel and experience. A healthy debate between believers and non-believers.
Mr Vivek Krishnani, Head, Distribution, Marketing and Syndication, Fox Star Studios
Farshad Family, Managing Director,Nielsen Media, India Region
Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO, Motion Pictures – UTV
Sidhartha M Jain, Founder & CEO, iRock
Jaideep Sahni, Script-writer
Sudhir Mishra, Film-maker
Ram Mirchandani, Chief Creative Officer, Eros International
- Animation Co- productions with International Markets & Emerging Opportunities
This session will touch upon the global trends in co-production and specifically focus on the present status of Asia Pacific vis-a-vis global co-productions, hurdles and roadblocks therein. It will also discuss treaties and partnerships among Asia Pacific content creators to tailor regional content with global appeal and the way forward to attract global co-producers to content from Asia Pacific.
Tapaas Chakravarti, Chairman & CEO, DQ Entertainment Ltd
Bob Last, Animation Producer, Scotland
Johnchill Lee, Executive Director, ASIFA (Association of International Film of Animation), Secretary General of ASIFA CHINA & Deputy Secretary General of China Animation Association
Joan Vogrlesang, President & CEO, Toon Boom Animation
AK Madhavan, CEO, Crest Animation
Philip Jacot, Head of Co-productions, Eurovision TV
Kamil Othman, Vice President of Creative Industry Strategy & Policy, Mdec
Stephen Davis, President, Hasbro Studios
- Successful Film Content for the Future: Rise of the Debutants
Successful young debutant filmmakers and artistes open up about their struggles, journeys and destinations.
Karan Johar, Co-chair, FICCI Entertainment Committee
Kiran Rao, Film-maker
Abhishek Sharma, Film-maker Habib Faisal, Film-maker
Vikramaditya Motwane , Film-maker
Ranvir Singh, Actor
Sonakshi Sinha, Actor
Maneesh Sharma, Film-maker
- Cinema & the Digital Consumer
This session will deal with how technology, content & services establish next level of consumer entertainment experience for cinema lovers.
Ralph Simon, Founder & President, MEF, Americas
Neeraj Roy, CEO, Hungama Digital Entertainment
Rajesh Bahl, Chief Digital Officer – Eros International Media
Peter Castaldi, MD, PackScreen, Australia
Ravi V Velhal, Global Content Policy Strategist, Intel Corporation
Gurinder Singh Sandhu, Head, Marketing, Tata Docomo
Harish Dayani, CEO, Moser Baer Entertainment Ltd